. . . and we are within it. Following on from my previous post Threads in deep time; reconnecting with who we are GrrlScientist posted a thought-provoking piece of footage of Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and director of Hayden Planetarium discussing life in the universe on her superb blog Punctuated Equilibrium (just in case this can't be accessed from some localities, here's the clip on You Tube). Several comments he made were pertinent to the subject of my previous post so I thought it worth flagging here.