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Originally posted by TinkerHaus
I would quote an excerpt from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot.
"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
As for the funny, I'd quote Scarface from Half Baked:
"**** you, **** you, **** you, you're cool, **** you, I'm out."
Originally posted by Talltexxxan
After reading another thread made today regarding the anouncment of a skipper for a 100 year space journey HERE, got me thinking.
If you were to be part of an intergalactic journey never to return to Earth, what would your parting words be infront of the news cameras for the whole world to hear?
Funny and serious comments welcome.
As for mine-
serious: All you need is love
funny: So long b**ches and thanks for all the fish!!edit on 9-1-2012 by Talltexxxan because: (no reason given)