A candle in the dark

The Voyagers from Penny Lane on Vimeo.

I came across this inspiring video and thought I would share it, along with some thoughts. The Voyager probes were launched into space in 1977, with the aim of reaching beyond our solar system (which they are doing just about now). They are both equipped with identical plate records, which contain diagrams of our collective knowledge, snapshots of our daily existences, and musical scores of our emotions. The idea came from great visionary Carl Sagan, also author of “The Demon-Haunted World, Science as a Candle in the Dark” which should really be mandatory reading. Continue reading “A candle in the dark”