What’s more important than the human mind
In all the universe, for all we know?
Perhaps with more exploring we shall find
That occult cosmic forces may bestow
Intelligence and even greater powers
On other beings in the vasts of space,
Some heavenly place where tranquil wisdom flowers
Rebuking our wild history of disgrace.
It’s better, though, if we do not assume
That life exists in any place but here,
Then if we fail we’ll absolutely doom
Our hopes, and all of life will disappear.
Consider us the most miraculous chance
The universal void has to advance.