Jon et al,
There is something about a few people on a planet so small we can’t even imagine imagining its size relative to the universe — something about a few in this species treating the universe with reverence that is at least comical, isn’t it? On the other hand, I guess it’s like traditional believers extolling the virtues and infinite wisdom, love, etc. of God. Kind of like “My Guy is the best, so I’m sort of connected to the best.” We’re all stardust, all God’s children, etc. And that sounds pretty solid, psychologically speaking. Still, it’s funny!