What I Wish Someone Would Say to All Peace Talks Representatives

“When you know how large the universe is and how small we are within it — what Earth looks like from space, how tiny it is in a cosmic void — it’s impossible for you to say, ‘I so don’t like how you think that I’m going to kill you for it.’  You will never find scientists leading armies into battle.  You just won’t.  Especially not astrophysicists—we see the biggest picture there is.  We understand how small we are in the cosmos.  We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth.  We understand there are bigger problems we need to solve as a species than what God you pray to.

Any time scientists disagree, it’s because we have insufficient data.  Then we can agree on what kind of data to get;  we get the data;  and the data solves the problem.  Either I’m right or you’re right or we’re both wrong.  And we move on.  That kind of conflict resolution does not exist in politics or religion.  It does not exist in so much of what we do as human beings on this Earth, that it’s almost tragic”, Neil de Grasse Tyson.

Pale Blue Dot

Advertisements

About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to What I Wish Someone Would Say to All Peace Talks Representatives

  1. Pingback: What I Wish Someone Would Say to All Peace Talks Representatives | lifescapesweet

  2. LuAnn says:

    Thank you for posting this Mike. It has been some time since I have read these words of Carl Sagan. I wonder sometimes what the tipping point is and if we humans will stop before we get to that point. We do not seem to learn from previous generations’ mistakes.

  3. drawandshoot says:

    Thanks for this, Mike. It’s so very true.

  4. Ash says:

    It’s difficult to add to Carl Sagan’s words except that I agree!

  5. ksbeth says:

    this is so true and i wish that the whole world had this approach – p.s. loved carl sagan

  6. May I add what I always say?:
    “If you want peace, stop fighting.”
    Much love,
    Steffi

Comments very welcome

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s