Some of the most profound words shared by astrophysicist Carl Sagan: “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” In this quote lies a realization capable of changing every human’s perspective on what it means to be a member of this universe. Our very bodies are comprised of some of the most common elements in the universe, and their atoms all came from the inner nuclear reactors of suns across the void. This beautiful, elegant, and humbling fact is why the cosmos will forever stimulate our inherent curiosities.
As we venture away from the cosmic shore, we must understand our place in the universe and why we want to explore it. To learn about the universe is to seek the ultimate truths about existence.
These quotes, including the information in this video, are all ideas Sagan would’ve wanted us to take to heart. With the technological singularity approaching rapidly, hopefully we can remember this timeless advice.
- Carl Sagan – You Are Here (Pale Blue Dot) [Sagan Time] (disclose.tv)
- Today’s quote: Carl Sagan on books! (nastyphysics.wordpress.com)
- If Only Carl Sagan Had Known (mindrenewers.com)