It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
We are the representatives of the cosmos; we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
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