Across the sea of space the stars are other suns

Carl Sagan quote

The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of starstuff.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.


that is very poetic.
take care

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They think there are earth like planets orbiting the star nearest us.


I am a very big Carl Sagan fan. I have admired his work for many years.

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The fact that Cosmos was written 30 some years ago, and it still holds true is a testament to the man’s brilliance and success in truth seeking. Perhaps a testament to science itself… I want to be like him. Be able to teach like that.


bryan you need to believe in god.

If there were evidence in my life or in the world to support God, I would. I don’t misconstrue my life experiences into supporting any deity or supernatural force. Humans are very much in control here. I can figure out my own system of morality, that part is pretty easy. It quite clear what are dos and don’'ts. I simply have no need to waste my time with a God or gods. Consciousness is a trick of matter, the sooner humanity accepts that as a whole the sooner we can move on.

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who created you?

My parents. 15 char

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Carl Sagan

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” - Carl Sagan

It’s not just his vast knowledge that helps his message… It’s his love of people and his patience that also cuts the media fog and gets the message out loud and clear.

There are a lot of scientist who know a great many things but their arrogance clouds their message.

Carl never seemed to come off with ego.

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Yeah, on my down days I am completely void of ego. On other days, especially with my recovery it sky rockets and I really feel the power of my intellect. Its hard to find a healthy balance without being extreme. I know I’m not the smartest person, but when I do start thinking, I am thorough logical and insightful. I aspire to start writing to get some of it down on paper, but all that ties back into ego.

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"The reader of the essay entitled Is There A God (What is the Chance the World is the Result of Chance?) may be interested in knowing some hard numbers with regard to the probability that the universe occurred randomly (i.e. no conscious creator involved). Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox quotes renowned Oxford University mathematical physicist Roger Penrose:

“Try to imagine phase space… of the entire universe. Each point in this phase space represents a different possible way that the universe might have started off. We are to picture the Creator, armed with a ‘pin’ — which is to be placed at some point in phase space… Each different positioning of the pin provides a different universe. Now the accuracy that is needed for the Creator’s aim depends on the entropy of the universe that is thereby created. It would be relatively ‘easy’ to produce a high entropy universe, since then there would be a large volume of the phase space available for the pin to hit. But in order to start off the universe in a state of low entropy — so that there will indeed be a second law of thermodynamics — the Creator must aim for a much tinier volume of the phase space. How tiny would this region be, in order that a universe closely resembling the one in which we actually live would be the result?”

Lennox goes on to cite Penrose’s answer:

“His calculations lead him to the remarkable conclusion that the ‘Creator’s aim’ must have been accurate to 1 part in 10 to the power of 10 to the power or 123, that is 1 followed by 10 to the 123rd power zeros.”

As Penrose puts it, that is a “number which it would be impossible to write out in the usual decimal way, because even if you were able to put a zero on every particle in the universe, there would not even be enough particles to do the job.”

And the only alternative to the universe arising from chance is for it to have arisen deliberately. Deliberate action requires a conscious creator (read: God)."

There is a lot more than that. Everything has a design. It didn’t evolve from nothing, and even so if it did you must ask yourself where did the first matter and energy emerge from nothing…where did this material come from, how did nothing give birth to matter and energy, and so forth…

“In the beginning God created…”

Infinite turns even the slightest chances into guaranteed happenings.