I went to the Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theatre in San Francisco, yesterday, to see "Contact," one of my favorite sci-fi movies.

Afterwards, there was a brief talk by Dr. Jill Tarter, an astronomer and co-founder of SETI (and upon whom Jodie Foster's character was loosely inspired).

She ended her talk with a statement that was inspiring and so good to hear. Paraphrased, it's something like this:
"We belong to a tribe that knows no national borders. We are all earthlings, made of stardust."

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