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Sagan’s Folly

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I don't want to believe. I want to know.

We like to think of the universe as a fabulously large and lavishly appointed spacetime energymatter thingamabob in which humanity is barely a blip, but in truth, there is no universe. Nor are there any thingamabobs or blips. According to science personality Carl Sagan, this earthstage that we think of as the entirety of reality is really just an irrelevant little speck of dust floating in the infinitude of time and space. As he points out in Pale Blue Dot; “All our massive self-importance and drama seems fantastically important on the great stage, but it’s not.”

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