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October 27, 2009

Carl Sagan Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Okay. This video is flat out cool. I know, I know, it's Carl Sagan with his "we are all made of stars" stuff, but forget about that and just enjoy this very clever music video based on, of all things, television science documentaries.

Oh, and fair warning. This line might stick in your head: "The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together."

3 comments:

  1. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

    My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.

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  2. I also liked the line: "We are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the universe atomically." But, the scientists have forgotten something. We are also connected to God spiritually. With all this complexity, it begs the question: If it is all so complex and "inconceivable" how can it not have its origins from and in God?

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  3. Ah, but do you not see? Scientific pursuit, as these men are undertaking it, is provoking something inconceivable to the likes of petty thinkers like Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens. It is provoking exactly what many "scientific minds" of an earlier century sought to stamp out, and which likeminded men still seek to crush: wonder and awe.

    The call wonder and awe superstition because it is the soil of the heart in which the religious impulse can flower and begin to seek God in sincerity of heart. It is the very opposite of the modern obsession with dominating nature and dispelling the God who created it.

    They are not there yet, but coming from where they are coming from, these men are on the right track.

    Ryan Haber
    Kensington, Maryland

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