Aug 13, 2013 - New Cosmology    No Comments

Day 56: Why I care about cosmology

Dear Pope Francis,

Even if you’ve read all 56 posts to date, you might wonder why I care so much about cosmology and, in particular, the implications for religion and spirituality when we consider the entire 13.8 billion year history of the Universe into account.

Maybe Carl Sagan can explain it better:

“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Your friend,


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