The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. We long to return, and we can…because the cosmos is within us. We’re made of stardust. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
Things I've Tagged ‘Carl Sagan’
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Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.