Monday, July 31, 2006


Humanity for the most part tends to go about it's business here on earth, paying little attention to the huge universe outside of our atmosphere. But there have been three memorable efforts to cast little packages of information out into the void, like messages in a bottle. I find it inspirational and moving that these tiny bundles of data were hurled outward in the hopes of creating a tiny legacy for humanity, a kind of "we were here" proclamation to whomever might be out there, even though the odds of the messages being found at all border on the impossible.

The Pioneer Plaque

The Voyager Golden Record

The Arecibo Message


Blogger House of Suz said...

No one will answer the first message for sure, his dick is too small.

10:48 AM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

Yeah, it's weird, they have one chance to represent all males from the planet earth, for all history and time... and they draw Eugene Flaccid from Sheboygan.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Variant E said...

Wait, where are the usual sponsorship ads? McDonalds, Coke, Microsoft, Hostess. I don't even see one of those obnoxious AOL disks...can't we at least get rid of those out in space...

8:55 PM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

The Voyager Gold Record, sponsored by Technics turntables

12:49 AM  
Anonymous peanutbutterjellytime said...

anyone up for an Atari game?

7:26 PM  

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