Mar 25, 2014
Posted by Zachary Urbina in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks, geopolitics
Planet Earth, Zemlia, di qiu, Avani, la monde, la tierra, der erde — each of these names, in their respective language, puts significance on the physical stuff held together by gravity beneath our feet, the foundation upon which we’ve built our ever expanding civilization.
We did not fully understand that stuff to be a planet until a few hundred years ago.
How quaint. How archaic.