Something that never ceases to give me a sense of awe is this fact: In the right conditions, we are able to see with our own unaided eyes something that is 15 quintillion miles away—but not as it is now, as it was 2.5 million years ago.
2.5 million years ago, hominids were just starting to make stone tools, and that was when the light left this collection of stars and planets and dust. We see not only into the far distance, but into the distant past, when we look at the Andromeda Galaxy.
- Mike Brown’s mom laid flowers where he was shot and police let a dog pee on the memorial site
- “Stand Up Against Racism" demonstration outside US Embassy in London
- Police claim to have no records of arrests of journalists
- Illinois school bans discussions of Mike Brown’s death
- Gov. Nixon introduces new Public Safety Director
- Push for police to wear body cameras continues
- Jon Stewart on Ferguson
More this-is-getting-out-of-hand Captioned Adventures of George Washington
I must admit, the “British are red, continentals are blue,” one made me laugh