Our Significant Insignificance: The Universe and Us

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? - Psalm 8:4 Every once in a while an article comes along that reminds us of our insignificance in the grand scope of the Universe and that at the same time prompts us to think of the significance of our very existence in that Universe.  Thanks to our friends at Hot Air we are linked to one. Nick Hughes, an Irish Research Council postdoctoral research fellow at University College Dublin, has written a compelling piece at Aeon that explores our minuteness in the vastness of the Cosmos: Humanity occupies a very small place in an unfathomably vast Universe....at the speed of light...it would take us 100,000 years to cross the Milky Way....[but] the Milky Way is just one of 2 trillion galaxies in the observable Universe....[and] our time on this mote of dust will amount to nothing more than....[fleeting moments of] temporal smallness within it . And, after further exposition, Mr. Hughes goes on to ask if: ... we...(Read Full Article)