Posts tagged "awesomeness"
Happy New Year everyone from RationalHub! Be awesome.
"The great thing about science is that it’s a permanent revolution. It’s never complete. The journey to understanding is endless.
And to me, that’s the only appropriate humility in the face of the little we know about the cosmos, is that our understanding will never be complete.
But these little successive approximations of reality that science affords us are so precious and so magnificent, and give us a glimpse of what is possible.” - Ann Druyan ♥
"Let’s teach our children about the story of the universe and its incredible richness and beauty. It is so much more glorious and awesome and even comforting than anything offered by any scripture or God-concept that I know of." -Carolyn Porco
"If you know how to look, our body becomes a time capsule that, when opened, tells of critical moments in the history of our planet and of a distant past in ancient oceans, streams, and forests.
Changes in the ancient atmosphere are reflected in the molecules that allow our cells to cooperate to make bodies. The environment of ancient streams shaped the basic anatomy of our limbs. Our color vision and sense of smell has been molded by life in ancient forests and plains. And the list goes on.
This history is our inheritance, one that affects our lives today and will do so in the future.” - Neil Shubin
(From his brilliant book “Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
" which I’d surely recommend if you haven’t read it already)
“I am not a religious person, nor do I have any regrets. The war took care of that for me. I was brought up strictly kosher, but it made no sense to me. It made no sense to me what was happening.
You know who my gods are, who I believe in fervently? Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson — she’s probably the top — Mozart, Shakespeare, Keats. These are wonderful gods who have gotten me through the narrow straits of life.”
- Maurice Sendak
Reasons to love Stephen fry #2328382…