Have you ever seen those sequences of pictures which go from a city to country, from country to Earth from space, and so on until we get the largest scale of an infinite system of galaxies? Those that are calculated to make you feel excited about the grandeur of the universe? Well, DarkSyde has a wonderful post
making you feel in exactly the same way, about our past. Recommended reading.
It reminded me a bit of this classic
by PZ. Also recommended reading.