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(io9) Video Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" gets a stunning animated tribute   (io9.com) divider line 21
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2012-12-09 11:37:44 AM
I think the original is better. Animation is great and all, but nothing reinforces the idea of how small you are except with this picture:

myhigherdrive.com
 
2012-12-09 01:00:59 PM
I don't get it. Are we supposed to be small or something?
 
2012-12-09 01:13:08 PM
My mother was a huge Sagan fan until she was "born again." My father stopped listening to his favorite artist, Bruce Springsteen, once Fox and Rush told him that he wasn't pure enough.

At any rate, check out the Cosmos intro

/Vangelis FTW
 
2012-12-09 01:19:42 PM

dickfreckle: At any rate, check out the Cosmos intro.


Damn. I was a kid. I didn't notice the bullsh*t towards the end. Still, Sagan is a personal hero.
 
2012-12-09 01:42:15 PM

RexTalionis: I think the original is better. Animation is great and all, but nothing reinforces the idea of how small you are except with this picture:

[myhigherdrive.com image 450x609]


Couldn't agree more. I look at that picture every now and then when I need to be reminded of our standing in the universe.
 
2012-12-09 01:53:28 PM
Brb. Gonna go squash some bugs until I feel better.
 
2012-12-09 02:00:28 PM
Planets are huge. Yes, the universe is big, really big, and all that. But, planets are farking enormous. If you are far enough away from something, no matter how enormous, it looks small. Hey, that's like profound or something. And, humans are not insignificant. We're farking sentient, intelligent life FFS. In fact, as far as we know, until we learn otherwise, we're the most significant things in the universe.
 
2012-12-09 02:10:14 PM

jigger: Planets are huge.


Not terribly, no. Planets are infinitesimal specks.

jigger: until we learn otherwise, we're the most significant things in the universe


No we're not. You just feel that way. Your feelings are less significant than you are. Humans find humans very significant. The rest of the universe couldn't give two shiats.
 
2012-12-09 02:13:49 PM

jigger: Planets are huge. Yes, the universe is big, really big, and all that. But, planets are farking enormous. If you are far enough away from something, no matter how enormous, it looks small. Hey, that's like profound or something. And, humans are not insignificant. We're farking sentient, intelligent life FFS. In fact, as far as we know, until we learn otherwise, we're the most significant things in the universe.


In the scope of the universe, our planet Earth is closer in size to an atom than it is to a galaxy.
 
2012-12-09 02:15:22 PM
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2012-12-09 02:42:08 PM

jigger: We're farking sentient, intelligent life FFS. In fact, as far as we know, until we learn otherwise, we're the most significant things in the universe.


And we can disappear in the blink of an eye.

/The Universe is a vast, terrible and wonderful place that wants to kill us.
 
2012-12-09 02:55:51 PM

Snapper Carr: The Universe is a vast, terrible and wonderful place that wants to kill us.


It doesn't want to kill us. The universe doesn't want anything. But it will kill us, because it has no particular interest in us.
 
2012-12-09 03:08:08 PM

t3knomanser: Snapper Carr: The Universe is a vast, terrible and wonderful place that wants to kill us.

It doesn't want to kill us. The universe doesn't want anything. But it will kill us, because it has no particular interest in us.


That's the first time I've ever seen someone correct someone else's pathetic fallacy and then conclude with their own pathetic fallacy. ;)
 
2012-12-09 03:17:12 PM

t3knomanser: Snapper Carr: The Universe is a vast, terrible and wonderful place that wants to kill us.

It doesn't want to kill us. The universe doesn't want anything. But it will kill us, because it has no particular interest in us.


RexTalionis: t3knomanser: Snapper Carr: The Universe is a vast, terrible and wonderful place that wants to kill us.

It doesn't want to kill us. The universe doesn't want anything. But it will kill us, because it has no particular interest in us.

That's the first time I've ever seen someone correct someone else's pathetic fallacy and then conclude with their own pathetic fallacy. ;)


Lots of butthurt over taking minor semantic liberties.

/If the expression is good enough for NdT, it should pass muster on Fark
 
2012-12-09 03:26:48 PM
 
2012-12-09 04:52:07 PM
Meh. The original is far better. If you're going to remake something, remake something that was poorly done rather than remaking something good. Trying to capture the previous good work of a previous person just diminishes the entire effort. Think remake of "Day the Earth Stood Still" with that bland sack of crap Canoe Reeves.
 
2012-12-09 08:41:44 PM

rosebud_the_sled: If you're going to remake something, remake something that was poorly done rather than remaking something good. Trying to capture the previous good work of a previous person just diminishes the entire effort. Think remake of "Day the Earth Stood Still" with that bland sack of crap Canoe Reeves.


I've been saying this for years. If you have to remake something, don't remake things that were done correctly the first time. Instead, remake something that was terrible the first time and make it better.

/Stupid Hollywood
//Updated Plan 9 From Outer Space should be Independence Day mixed with Dawn of the Dead
 
2012-12-09 10:22:46 PM

drake113: Updated Plan 9 From Outer Space should be Independence Day mixed with Dawn of the Dead


I would have to disagree with you on this example. Plan 9 is a great movie. Any remake would destroy its subtle texture and possibly leave out all of its allegorical references. The same could be said for "Robot Monster." However, "Terror From Tiny Town" may need to be revisited.
 
2012-12-09 11:44:35 PM

RexTalionis: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 809x250]


Came for this, leaving satisfied

/think of atoms to make yourself feel bigger
//do slashies make us more significant?
///just in case they do
 
2012-12-10 02:30:03 AM
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1) Every speck of light in that last picture is a galaxy. You can't see it at this resolution, but there's about 3000 in that one picture.

2) The area in that photo is about the size of grain of sand held at arm's length.

3) Now hold out your hand and imagine that tiny area multiplied in every direction.
 
2012-12-10 06:56:36 AM
I'm not very good at singing
WHOOP! OH!
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