Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Powers of 10 Day! 10/10/10

Today is a day to sit back and increase our perspective of the world around us. Powers of 10 day is inspired by the 1968 film by Charles and Ray Eames, The Powers of Ten, a magnitude roller-coaster which takes us from the edge of the universe to the guts of a proton by factors of 10. Please excuse the lack of 21st century special effects.

Here's a similar, more modern clip from the Imax film Cosmic Voyage.

Still feel like we're the center of the universe? It would seem like an awful waste of creative energy if the cosmos was created merely for our enjoyment or to show off the glory and power of a monotheistic god. The universe just is, and we are a part of it just as much as it is a part of us.

1 comment:

captron52 said...

Ive always said we hae to be pretty arrogant to believe that we as humans are the only intelligent life form in all of Universe.We shall always remain an equal par t of everything but no more worthy than all of life itself.

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