Comparison of sizes reminded me how insignificant we are in the universe, yet we are full of ‘ego’ and try to dominate everyone! Do we matter in the …
—– I’ll push back on that:
The version you advocate here is along what we might call a “smooth scale” of variance. This scale is a manner by which to view and associate things. Yes. But it is one manner.
It seems like is is common, or foundational to the universe. However, when we really begin to notice ourselves in the universe and how indeed the universe acts or behaves within itself, how objects behave with reference to one another, we find that there is a scale variance between objects and not a smooth scale. Indeed, we are able, we are capable, of viewing things from top to bottom, big to small, microscopic to macroscopic, along with some of the scale, but when we really look at the universe, like I said, things do not really occur that way.
One great example is that gravity, that we think of it as a universal constant that has to do with mass, the structure of all things do not conform to a smooth scale with reference to gravity. For example, the structure of functioning bodies. The smooth scale only works within certain limits. But when we get down to say insect levels, or even cellular levels, that’s smooth scale stops being consistent. We find that different things behave with reference to gravity differently structurally, conform to different rules about how it’s supposed to be put together or how it’s supposed to behave.
I think the idea that myself, or human beings, are insignificant speck in the universe, is really arguing a certain kind of project. A certain kind of agenda about how I’m supposed to view myself, and not necessarily how I actually am…
Or how the universe really is in actuality.x