Monday, February 27, 2006

Vastness of the cosmos is awe-inspiring

Estimates from the Hubble telescope suggest there might be one-hundred, twenty-five billion galaxies (it would take you about 6000 years to count that). Each of those galaxies contain billions of stars. This is just a snapshot from Hubble.

Over at Debunking Christianity, Not Reformed makes an excellent point

" For me...trying to contemplate the vastness of the cosmos is awe-inspiring, and it also gives me perspective on how silly these theist/non-theist arguments are. It is very hard to imagine that our speck of a world merited the attention of a 'god' who became a man...and needed to shed his blood to atone for our sins. That story reeks of primitive minds on a tiny primitve world...nothing more."

Step into My Vortex

3 comments:

exbeliever said...

Thanks for the link!

"awe-inspiring" is a good word for it.

Stardust said...

You are very welcome. Love the interesting intelligent posts on your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

freethoughtmom said...

125B galaxies?! Carl Sagan would have adored it...