Weedguru_Fire_Inside wrote:ignorant to dismiss the thought of it, not ignorant to know nothing about it.
Ignorance is not knowing about something.
So people that know nothing about space are ignorant.
Just like I am ignorant about details of religions, mathematical intricacies, the deep workings of physics...
I can't really pinpoint when I first got taught about the solar system and the greater universe, but it bothers me that my fifteen year old nephew doesn't hear anything about space in class.
So I take it on me to show him what space is all about, hell we came from space,all of us were brought forth from meteors impacting on earth bringing with them amino acids that combined with matter on earth to form life that evolved into what it is today.
The universe is mind boggling to think about, the vastness of it, how everything from a molecular scale to galactic scales are intertwined... It's fantastic and awe inspiring at the same time and many times I find myself pondering about my place in this vast structure.
We humans like to think we are so important, we destroy our own planet and ourselves for personal gains and my greatest fear is that humanity will collapse on itself before becoming truly spaceborn.
I would give everything to be able to skip the next hundred years and get to a point in the future where humans have finally set aside pathetic wars and politics and have united to work towards the same goals.
Because - given that we don't nuke ourselves- our planet won't sustain us forever, and I would really love to find out if there are true edges to our galaxy.
Also: there's a new theory that predicts that we are but holograms, that all the information of our galaxy is stored in a two dimensional sheet at the edge of our universe, which would be cool but nihilistic at the same time.
Computer games don't affect kids. I mean, if Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we would all be running around darkened rooms, munching magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.