The Learning Renaissance

Space in the News, and in Our Thoughts

After a week when space is in the news and there are a number of astronomical events I thought this picture might be of interest.

Hearing Buzz Aldrin talk reminded me of conversations I’ve had with other astronauts, all of whom have said the same thing… from space, everything about the Earth is so small and insignificant compared to the magnitude of space.

The width of a fingernail at dawn is that layer of Earth in which all human events, actions and thoughts from the whole of history are confined. When considered from this perspective, there are no nations, only a single humanity on a rather small planet.

We need to act with this understanding on a daily basis.


About educationalist04

Dazed and confused much of the time but convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans.

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This entry was posted on March 20, 2015 by in Editorial and tagged , , , , , , .


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