The size of our galaxy with respect to the largest known galaxy

July 12, 2011

This makes me think of a great quote from Peter Walker:

The supreme arrogance of religious thinking: that a carbon-based bag of mostly water on a speck of iron-silicate dust around a boring dwarf star in a minor galaxy in an underpopulated local group of galaxies in an unfashionable suburb of a super-cluster would look up at the sky and declare, "It was all made so I could exist!"

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