The size of the universe makes the desert god just a grain of sand.

29 Oct

A while back I did a post on this but I since stumbled across this amazing clip from “Through the Wormhole” narrated by god himself, Morgan Freeman. Check out the scale of the universe, from a hula hoop to 15 billion light years away, and then back down to the atom level….amazing.

Now when I watch that I have what some people might call “a religious experience.” The size and grandeur of the universe is almost beyond comprehension.

What baffles me is how people can see this magnificent universe and believe that, not only are we the only intelligent life forms to inhabit it, but that it was created especially for us. It blows my mind almost as much as comprehending the size of existence. I think Christopher Hitchens says something really relevant to this in the first minute of this short three minute clip; keep in mind the scale of the universe that you just saw in the other video:

4 Responses to “The size of the universe makes the desert god just a grain of sand.”

  1. teo October 29, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Love the C&H strip 🙂 Yep, the universe is amazing and our “God” as presented in most religions is simply ridiculous in that context.

    Of course that there is other life out there, perhaps not intelligent for out understand, but a lot more and that’s why they don’t bother to visit, as Calvin ones said 😉

  2. godlesspaladin October 29, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    Haha, yeah, I’ve heard that. “The surest sign there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is the fact that they haven’t tried to contact us.” :p

  3. DoubtingEric October 30, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Love both videos. Mind-boggling stuff. I have a similar post on my blog that you might enjoy.

    http://doubtingeric.blogspot.com/2010/10/our-place-in-universe.html

    Let me know what you think.

  4. godlesspaladin October 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Hey Eric, thanks, I’ll check out your site. 🙂

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