Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Astronomy 101 for idiots
I just watched the beginning of David Lynch's Dune on BBC America. I HATE it when movies or TV shows talk about something being important to THE UNIVERSE. The terrible Dune prologue goes on and on about how Shadaam IV is the Emperor of the *Known Universe* and that the Spice is the most important thing in the Universe.
The Universe consists of billions of galaxies, most of which are so far apart that travel between them is not possible, regardless of your space-fold technology. And even if you could travel between galaxies, there are a billion billion potential life-bearing planets. I don't care how many galaxies you control, it's insignificant when compared to the Universe.
No one can be the Emperor of all that. Get over yourself.