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32. The Ant and the Elephant
Let’s say that you could combine, into one
brain, 100 of the best minds in the
of mankind. Would that super-intelligent brain be able
fully appreciate all the wonders of the universe?
not. The universe is simply too big, too
, too fantastic for humans. Imagine an ant crawling
over an elephant. That ant has little or
idea of what that elephant is all about.
do we humans grasp the magnitude of the
of our universe.
For example, many of us
take the sun for granted; sometimes we even
about it! How many of us marvel at
, wondering about its seemingly infinite power and energy?
the sun is but one of uncountable billions
stars in the universe. It isn’t even a
star; there are billions just like it. And
more that are unlike it, in thousands of
, fascinating ways!
How many stars are out there?
of your favorite beach. How many grains of
are on that beach? Now think of all
grains of sand on all the beaches on
. Yes, the sky has more stars than the
has these grains of sand.
But many of
are too busy with our “ant” lives to
or appreciate the elephant.