7th March ‘11  (taken from my personal journal…)

Wow! What a profound statement from Professor Brian Cox in his BBC program ‘Wonders of the Universe’.

The opening episode for the series started with the statement that we are a part of the universe. We are not separate to it. This episode tried to demonstrate how unimaginably large the universe is and for how, even more unimaginably, long it will exist in any measurable form.

At the end of the episode, he pointed out just how insignificant we appear to be as we exist for such an incredibly short period of time when compared to the age of the universe at it’s death. And of course, how small we are.

But then he finished off with the following line:

But that doesn’t make us insignificant, because we are the cosmos made conscious. Life is the means by which the universe understands itself.

Wow!  This gives me goosebumps!