Carl Sagan Remix September 28, 2009Posted by Michael in Music, Science.
Give this a try — it is oddly affecting. (Stephen Hawking also appears.)
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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
How many people think like that?
It is more religion than science.
I always liked Carl Sagan. He was naturally appealing to every kid who, like me, was a sci-fi junkie. His enthusiasm for big scientific subjects was infectious, and his ability to make complex topics accessible was remarkable.
I still remember watching a show where he pointed out that the DNA of people and of trees are almost the same. The variation of tree DNA that make trees different from us is negligible.
His point being — all living things are literally related.
I’m going to swipe a quote from Dave in the comments — the opening verses of Psalm 19:
The heavens declare the glory of God,
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the end of the world.
Christian theologians refer to this as the Doctrine of Natural Revelation, and Psalm 19 is the proof text.