[ExI] for the fermi paradox fans

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 21:01:22 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 2:14 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Click thru a few of these:
> http://cosmo.nyu.edu/hogg/rc3/
> OK this is about 500 images, so we could imagine a script which would take a
> table of XYZ coordinates of galaxies and randomly grab images from this
> table, wander about in space, big screen TV in a dark room, do that for a
> while.  Wouldn’t that put into new perspective our little problems way down
> here?

Space images just don't do it for me spike.  "ooh a smudge of color"
that means 'galaxy' is just too far away.  That's not to say I can't
relate though.  A Mandelbrot zoomer compels me to make sense of it; it
has to mean something, doesn't it?  No, perhaps it means no more or
less than deep field images - it just is.  Not sure if that makes us
big or small, but we're here - that's what matters.

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