Consider the Bigger Picture

The recent Brian Cox Planets series has been a fascinating watch and really does help to put things into perspective. Living on this tiny speck of dust we call home.


Even more so, other solar systems follow a consistent pattern – they are doing things their way.


Then there’s ours – and we are doing things our way.

Because our solar system was subjected to several unique events giving rise to some unique characteristics, yet to be seen in other systems.

It’s not wrong, just different. So even in the geological world, it thrives on diversity and is affected by lived experience.

But it begs a pondering and I don’t know which is scarier…


There’s a high probability, given the vast number of solar systems, that we are not alone.

Or…


The likelihood that because we are so unique, in fact, we might well be.

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