The Pale Blue Dot

This presentation is about how an extreme level of significance or importance can be hiding within something that is apparently extremely insignificant. Concepts presented include the history of the Voyager 1 space mission and Carl Sagan’s request to have it take a picture of Earth from 4 billion miles away… as well as various anthropic features of the Earth, solar system, universe, and life on this planet. Opposing arguments on how to get a universe from “nothing” are also discussed.

Presentation given at Loma Linda University, Mortensen Hall, 2nd floor amphitheater, 10:25 – 11:30 AM, Sabbath 11/17/18 (Part of Dr. Paul Giem’s Lecture Series). The original video, along with other similar presentations, can be found at:



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