The Cosmic Calendar

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From CosmicCalendar.Net

For my first blog, I wanted to discuss the Cosmic Calendar. Often times in our life we think of our lifespans as quite long. Especially when compared to our ancestors of a few hundreds to thousands of years ago, we are long surpassing their lifespans. However, compared to the lifespan of the universe, we are just a tiny speck and I think it is extremely important to remind ourselves of that. Written history only began 12 seconds ago on the cosmic calendar, our lifespan won’t even last a second in the cosmic calendar. Other examples of how long this universe has been around can be found in the picture. The perspective of the cosmic calendar is astonishing because you notice how incredibly not important we are to the entire spectrum. The Big Bang was 13.8 billion years ago so they consider that midnight on January 1st. Every month roughly represents a little over a billion years. Humans weren’t even a thing till December rolled around, December 31st might I add.

I think if anything it’s incredibly important to realize that this universe went through a whole lot before we arrived on the scene. The universe has never and never will revolve around humans. We are just a speck of time on a speck of land in a universe that is ever expanding. I think everyone should realize this as it should be a goal on this earth to make our extremely short time relative to the universe worthwhile and mean something valuable to everyone. The cosmic calendar gives us perspective that nothing else can because there is no single thing that can show us how little of importance we actually are in the grand scheme of this universe. Let’s just leave it a better universe than when we found it, that should be our goal.

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2 thoughts on “The Cosmic Calendar

  1. I really enjoyed what you said about the Cosmic Calendar giving you perspective. I think for a lot of people, the fact that “the universe has never and never will revolve around humans” is a scary thing. For me (and clearly you as well), the unavoidable oblivion of and from this life gives me motivation to impact the lives of people in the here and now for the better, and the courage to take on the next life (be there one or not) with contentment with what I’ve done here.

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  2. Hi grader, great blog, I like that you show how learning can not only expand your knowledge but also your perspective on life and its purpose (or lack.) This isn’t necessarily a universal feeling though and it could just as easily make one feel grand! Have you seen Carl Sagan’s explanation of the comic calendar and pie?

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