Image edited by W. Investigator – image by F. Kaskais Humanity is nothing more than a microscopic blip in the universe. But does that mean we are insignificant? by Nick Hughes is an Irish Research Council postdoctoral research fellow at University College Dublin. His research focuses on epistemology, ethics and the philosophy of mind and language. Humanity occupies a very small place in an unfathomably vast Universe. Travelling at the speed of light – 671 million miles per hour – it would take us 100,000 years to cross the Milky Way. But we still wouldn’t have gone very far. By recent estimates, the … Continue reading Do we matter in the cosmos?