posted on Jun, 1 2015 @ 04:22 PM
a reply to: Illumin
Lots of one liners in the "empty space". Don't like em. Here's an example:
You look at one tiny dot, then you look for the next tiny dot. Everything in between is inconsequential and fairly boring.
Source: joshworth.com - If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map
of the solar system...
I disagree wholeheartedly. However, those who might find empty space interesting are a lot smarter than most of us. Kind of like watching grass grow;
who cares? Most of us aren't interested. However, some people who research grass or sell it might be interested.
The statement reminds me of people who say science didn't exist until the scientific method. While that's true with respect to modern science, it's
not true with respect to the desire to understand the world around us. People have probably always pondered what things mean and how they work. If
they didn't, we probably never would have learned to make a fire or plant a field of crop. It's a disservice to all the fine minds of history to not
include them in the ranks of those who explored and tried to discover the how of things.
You know what else? Most of the atom is empty, like 99.9999999999999% empty. So when you see another person, they're mostly empty space. And yet
despite that our material universe is very important to us.
Moreso even the space between planets isn't truly empty because there're particles even in the vacuum. And even in the empiest of empty there's a
quantum cauldron of things existing and then non-existing. And when we gaze at the stars at night we see a lot of black, but in fact our telescopes
have shown is the night sky is lit up like a carnival. The "empty" space is filled with cosmic rays and particles and dark matter/energy.
on 1-6-2015 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)