Sneak Peeks

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The universe is queerer than we can suppose.

I read that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe, and that each galaxy, including our own, contains hundreds of billions of stars.
Each star has the potential to harbor life sustaining planets.

We're talking, minimum, 10 to the 24th power of stars that we know of.
10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 known stars.

Mind boggling.

J.B.S. Haldane is a biologist from the 1800's who said, "Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy."

In all the vastness of the space that surrounds us, right now, circling those many many stars, I have to believe that the worlds of our imagination exist and are dreaming right back at us.


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