Here's hoping ISON puts on a good show

Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 03:54 PM.

I’ve always been a science and astronomy nut but have become more interested in the juxtaposition of the vastness of the universe to the smallness of our personal worlds. We’re as much a part of the natural world as we ever were.

I surely don’t wish to return to my caveman roots, clinging to the food-chain ladder and worshiping campfires. But things like comets take our attention away from our tiny personal anthills and point us toward the much larger canvass.

Otis Gardner’s column appears weekly. He can be reached at 

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