Sunday, March 24, 2013


Peter Walker [American space physicist; researcher at Rice Univ; contractor for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Space Science Div.] quotes —

“…..The supreme arrogance of religious thinking ~~ that a carbon-based bag of mostly water on a speck of iron-silicate dust around a boring dwarf star in a minor galaxy in an underpopulated local group of galaxies in an unfashionable suburb of a super cluster would look up at the sky and declare, “it was all made so that I could exist!”

I've seen this quote here and there, and can't verify whether the quote is genuine or not, but that part doesn't matter as much as the fact that it's an awesome quote.

We might be made of stardust, but we are not stars.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sheesh, they might as well just bulldoze this place to put in a hyperspatial express route . . . oh, wait!

Blueberry said...

Don't panic! (And bring a towel)