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Carl Sagan on our Place in the Scheme of Things

Here’s a video about our place in the cosmos, and how we need to protect it and live more consciously of its – and our – fragility.

The key image was taken by Voyager 1 on 14 February 1990, just as it was starting to move into the outer limits of our Solar System. The spacecraft was turned around to capture one last view of an Earth, at that point in the odyssey, appearing to be less than the size of a pixel.

The commentary is by astronomer Carl Sagan (1934-1996), and was the epilogue of his revolutionary TV series about astronomy Cosmos:

The Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan (English Subtitle) from Jun on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5khU_6o7lc.

Makes you wonder why we never seem to learn, doesn’t it.

Peter Russell and the threat to sustainability and survival

In this video, Peter Russell examines how we have improved the quality of our lives with the best of intentions, but that this has created problems that threaten our very survival. He tells some very confronting home truths for people in the West who value our ever-increasing prosperity. We could change, but we seem to lack the will….

Peter Russell – Waking Up In Time – Pt 3
from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-L2z8oLVqk

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