No era penal…

If you lived two or three millennia ago, there was no shame in holding that the Universe was made for us. It was an appealing thesis consistent with everything we knew; it was what most learned among us taught without qualification. But we have found out much since then. Defending such a position today amounts to willful disregard of the evidence.

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (via whats-out-there)

Sidenote: Voyager 1 left the solar system only just recently, not in 1990.

(via megacosms)