Then lets take a moment to think about where you are. At this moment you are on a planet just the right amount away from a fiery hell that could easily eat us up when it so decides. Although it has this power the Sun is nothing special, it is an average star. This meaning that if another above…
you know, we think that anything like that isnt due to happen for another billion years (we know when nearby stars will go supernova and all that) but theres so many other phenomenons that could happen just within Earth itself at any random moment. the sun can get pissed one day and shoot out a CME (pretty much a giant splash of magma) and it would even have to hit us directly, any where near us and that CME could completely fuck up our satellites and ozone layer, needless to say we would also be getting showered in radiation, but the worst thing this could do is mess with our gravitational pull, and that just has almost countless outcomes. CME’s are completely random, we would only have about a 48 hour warning, as of now, weve stayed clear of them, but there have been close calls. another huge one is a blackhole. blackholes appear wherever they want, whenever. and anything near it gets vacuumed up into a region in spacetime where nothing gets out, and it discombobulates all matter itself. kinda horrible. even if our axis goes off by the slightest percentage, our whole pull is fucked. even any minor changes to the moon could have a huge impact on us. those are just 3, theres so many.
I loved this post. I find it completely insane when i see people argue about the stupidest things, or get mad about the most useless issues when in the big scheme of things you are nothing but a spec, and comparing your “problems” in that same spectrum, im sorry, but theyre nearly non-existent. I love that you say that were lucky, because thats all we really are. we’re not a miracle, we’re not the “perfect” specimen. our planet found an orbit (just like every other rock out there) and that orbit happened to be in the nice little spot where life could grow. now were starting to notice that “hey, there are a handful of other planets out there that have found a nice little orbit where life can grow, too. we arent so special after all” lucky is all we are. what you think are problems are nothing compared to how big our universe is. so, yeah, take a look around you, and take a good look at where you are.