posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by xszawe
And of course, you have all kinds of completely reasonable and totally unambigiuous reasons for thinking that the tail of a comet, that we have known
was heading this way for some time, contains anything more than the usual collection of cometary debris.
I mean, you wouldnt post this thread, and waste peoples time, unless you had a pretty damned good reason to think, that a completely natural
celestial event, which incidentally is rich in wonder and beauty all of its own, has a greater magnitude of importance for our planet than any other
such event in the history of man.
But while we are on the subject of passing comets, we really ought to take a moment to appreciate the majesty of the universe that is all around us.
For all our petty crap on this planet, for all our technology, our wars, our strange and ineffectual politics, mass murderers, rapists, racists, and
whack jobs of every stripe, we can still look into the great beyond, stare at starlight many millions of years old, and wonder what lies behind every
bright speck, every glinting shard up there. Space is a wonderful tapestry to be a part of, and every time I look up at a night sky, it reminds me
that all we are is part of the weave.
Personally, I highly doubt that there is anything of any import in the tail of Ison, other than the very interesting particles of matter that have
been following the main body of the comet around this vast shooting range that we call our local space. It is however, no less inspiring to the mind,
no less amazing for all its mundanity, when compared with the prospect of being used as rolling cover by an extra terrestrial intelligence.