For every grain of sand on our planet there is a star, like our sun, in the universe.

I heard this, not for the first time, on Discovery Channel last night. The sheer number is just impossible for anyone to grasp. Think of one handful of sand and how many grains that must contain, it sends your mind spinning with the possibilities and consequences that makes for us. The question of “Are we alone?” must quickly become, with these statistics, “How can we not be alone?” If there is nothing in the great expanse of our universe it becomes a huge waste of space.

Professor Steven Hawkins said, “If there are other civilizations out there, we would probably do better to avoid contact with them. As they are more likely to be more advanced than us and he compared it to the pilgrims landing on the shores of America.” Quite a timely quote and an interesting thought, until he added, “The reason I say avoid contact is because that meeting between the Pilgrims and Native Americans didn’t turn out to be very good for the Native Americans!”

So with all the excitement comes a touch of danger, but isn’t that what makes every adventure so special? The unknown of what will happen. I know the circumstances here are life and death but doesn’t it put into perspective our own challenges we face? Surely we do not face life and death every day, so if there is an adventure you were looking to pursue, just go for it! Have a creative day.

8 thoughts on “For every grain of sand on our planet there is a star, like our sun, in the universe.

  1. As always your posts are indeed an inspiration to me…I believe there are other beings in this vast universe…and I wonder if they do not land here because they would take back virus’s or diseases that might wipe out their own civilization. That they just pass close enough to see how far we’ve come eradicating these things here on earth. Much food for thought when reading that for every grain of sand on earth there is a star in the universe…simply mind boggling! 🙂 My favs today are 1st picture in row 1, 1st and 2nd in row 4, and my son would love the middle one in the last row…anything with skulls! 🙂

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    1. Actually that is very interesting you mention the topic of viruses and diseases as that was the main topic amongst the scientists. Yes, the sand thing is just amazing and I still cannot get head around that one! Glad there was something for your son today 🙂

      Take care Alan.

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  2. My friend is obsessed with alients. He believes that they’ll come in 2012 to save our plantet. Also, he’ve started studying German to read some mysterious book which was written by a man who met alients :/

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    1. Sounds interesting. I do have a ‘more than usual’ interest in the the whole ufo/alien topic, but sometimes not everyone understands that curiosity 🙂

      Thanks for your comment. take care Alan.

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  3. I always believe that there are other lives in the universe. If not aliens more sets of human beings in different solar systems. And the possibility that some of them are actually taking care of their planet and each other. Beautiful!

    And what makes that girl’s life on the picture colorful? She must have pursued such and not chose to be simply dull.
    🙂

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    1. I love the thought about the girl’s life! Thats really nice.

      Lets hope other civilizations are doing a better job than we are!

      take care Alan.

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  4. Well, that is very true that we should probably avoid contact with any aliens. Whatever they’re like, there’s no way we’ll get along with them, since we can’t even get along now with those who are different from us here on earth.

    Sometimes I think we should continue to look for them because we’re looking for someone to save us from ourselves…. someone who has is figured out and can guide us. Then again, even if aliens exist and we do come in contact with them, they will not be able to save us from ourselves, only we can do that.

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    1. Lets hope whoever or whatever is out there they are more intelligent and can help us. I agree and maybe that is why our contact is limited at the moment until we can all live in harmony here on this planet who would want us marauding around the universe?

      Thanks Seth, Take care Alan.

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