Thursday, 30 January 2014
Sunday, 5 January 2014
According to a New Scientist presentation (http://exoplanets.newscientistapps.com/), a simulation based on data collected by the Kepler Telescope suggests roughly 10 to 30 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way which might harbour life. The Milky Way is of course just a speck of dust in the cosmos - less than "a grain of sand in the Ganges". Isn't this is an excellent scale to measure the disproportionate self-importance of Homo sapiens?
“新科学家”（http://exoplanets.newscientistapps.com/）报导：用“开普勒望远镜”数据所作出的估计指出，单在银河系就有100 到 300亿与地球相似的星球，可能有生物存在。而银河系在宇宙中只不过“恒河一沙”。“三千大千世界”这形容词似乎一点也不夸张。反正人类对自己的“独特”和重要性，随时高估了几十万亿倍！令我禁不住要学和尚们作偈自娱：