A picture of the Galaxy and us

Chatting to Splendidelles, she linked me to Astronomy Picture of the Day this one being 5th September’s:

Which got me thinking about Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot:

SplendidElles is the kid you knew in school was going to go places; the promise of her year. Catching me out on Douglas Adams (who I freely admit did like milk in Earl Grey and not just tea) – though as he says if you want lemon have lemon and screw whatever people say you should have.

Which probably sums up her attitude to people who think that a 15 year old should not be excited at the thought of 67 year old scientists, building telescopes in the back yard, or caring about the US constitution and the wall of separation between church and state.

My prediction is that she will be a big thing in secularist politics in the years to come.

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