In expressing our 'place' in the world, we reference larger than, smaller than, or similar 'metrics' of comparison, often in terms of time and space. As my son grew up and I learned more about dinosaurs and the beginning of our world as we know it, and as I aged and gained additional perspective of the world around me, I came to realize but how infinitesimally small our physical existence is, relative to the universe (as we know it). This video is a fabulous blink in time that further emphasizes the seemingly inconsequential nature of our place here on earth and within what appears to be an infinite system of energy and matter.
As Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture recommends, go FULL Screen and be amazed.
Thank you to The Big Picture and the American Museum of Natural History.