Nowadays, the Newtonian universe feels cold and mean. One often hears the sentiment that we are no more than fluff on the edge of a random galaxy. With Dark Matter thrown in, people say we are not even that. After pondering a question from M. Porter I thought of coming up with some new slogans. Let's try this one out for size first: we are Hawking radiation.
In the 20th century view of the cosmos, this is really no better than thinking of ourselves as garbage. But the slogan is meant as a quantum gravitational one, and the concept of Hawking radiation is immensely rich. By considering only the lightest particles of the standard model we have trusted a false picture of nothingness. But the complexity of life has increased with time. The black hole at the centre of the earth is a part of what we are.