Whenever I allow myself to speak with (and listen to) the occasional Mormon or Jehovah's Witness who knocks politely at my apartment door, I an no longer surprised to have them tell me how their great, glorious, and most divine God who created the universe and all that is in it loves the human race above all other things.
Or something to that effect.
No, I am not surprised, but I often wonder if these self-styled saints and prophets have ever watched a scientific representation of the actual universe as it exists today. Such as the following short YouTube video.
The Vastness Of Space
Or this one . . .
Immensity Of The Universe
Which reminds me of Carl Sagan. In all my reading throughout my lifetime, so far, I believe the most touching statement emoted by a man regarding his wife is:
"In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie."
[Dedication to Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, in Cosmos]
But then, of course, as I am often told: I'm a weirdo.
Note: The writing of my fiction story is not going well.
Did You Know . . .?
Riding in NASA’s Mach 9.68 X-43, a hypersonic scramjet that is the fastest aircraft in the world, it would take 95,000 years to travel one light-year.
Note: One light-year is about 5.9 trillion miles.
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WORD FOR TODAY
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2. Unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical voice.
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I think what a life in science really teaches you is the vastness of our ignorance.