20 October 2009

Another View of How We're All Connected

After a long hiatus (more later), I'm going to give this another try. A blogging friend of mine - in Australia - sent me a note to see if I was still alive, and would I be blogging again. I'll have to ease back into this. :)

I'm just going to post 2 videos today that talk about what it means to be human and how we're connected to Life, the Universe, and Everything.

The first is a video that was posted to Pharyngula today - it is a science blog with an evolutionary focus.

The second video is one I like to show introductory anthropology students at the end of the term. I think humans as a species have a lot of hubris when it comes to our place in the Universe. Sure, we do some pretty amazing things, but in the great, grand scheme of things, we're pretty small and new. Dr. Carl Sagan's essay, The Pale Blue Dot, goes a long way to putting it all into perspective.