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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

If we were randomly inserted into the cosmos, the chance that we would find ourselves on or near a planet would be less than one in a billion trillion trillion. Planets and stars and galaxies are extremely rare.

May 17th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison

2 comments

so is the cosmos an abstract concept - that doesn’t really exist? Is it an invention? Is it at all relevant?

If I was an ant I wonder what I would be thinking right now..?

Comment by mat
Wed 19 May, 2004
@ 7:21 pm

This might be changing the subject slightly, but it connects with the fact that space goes on for ever:
I find it really interesting that we find the infinity of the universe hard to comprehend and yet as mortal beings it is the fact that a human lifetime is NOT infinite that’s hard to deal with. It’s like we’re threatened by infinity in the spacial dimension, but are threatened by our own finiteness in the temporal dimension. Curious…

Comment by Baz
Thu 20 May, 2004
@ 1:59 pm