Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height.
Carl Sagan himself explained it best: “Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. What was the surprise of the tireless searchers when they found common earth metals burning in the mighty sun!There was once a little girl who cried out with joy when she realized for one little moment that the earth is truly a heavenly body, and that no matter what is happening to us we are really living right up among the stars. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. These ancestral stars, these cosmic cauldrons, created all the atoms of oxygen that now give us breath, of calcium that bind our bones, of phosphorus that light up our neurons, and of silicon that gives form and solidity to the very earth beneath our feet.All photographs are downloadable, they are part of the stardust. I think the well-known astronomer and science communicator Carl Sagan said this. 106 quotes have been tagged as stardust: Carl Sagan: ‘The cosmos is within us. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.
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In 1973 Carl Sagan published a book with the following statement as noted previously in this article: We are made of star-stuff. “Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe.
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies … We are golden.” “We are star stuff” is how Carl Sagan said it.
But astronomy is wholesome even in this, and helps to clear the way to a realization that as our bodies are an integral part of the great physical universe, so through them are manifested laws and forces that take rank with the highest manifestation of Cosmic Being.We are made of universal and divine ingredients, and the study of the stars will not let us escape a wholesome and final knowledge of the fact.Here are additional selected citations in chronological order.Some comfort in that, says Dr. William E. Barton, the new contributor to The Evening News.Astronomers know how to tell what sort of stuff those stars are made of—and how one bright speck up there in the sky lacks something other stars have.Odd, though, that human beings have in their makeup about ALL the different elements of ALL those stars.You’ll be interested in this, as Dr. Barton tells it—and in his comment, putting In 1929 the New York Times printed an article titled “The last statement of the article was also used as a caption for the illustration depicting a human figure with a backdrop of planets and galaxies:In 1971 the Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing touched on this theme in her novel “Briefing for a Descent into Hell”: No one knows what has existed and has vanished beyond recovery, evidence for the number of times Man has understood and has forgotten again thatIn 1973 Carl Sagan published a book with the following statement as noted previously in this article:In 1978 “The Seven Mysteries of Life” by Guy Murchie was published.
Back in 1980, the late Carl Sagan blew minds with the deep thought that those very minds are made from the remnants of blown-up stars.
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” Proportionate to size, they are among the weightiest atoms in our bodies, and they come from the same source, a long-ago star.In 2006 the well-known skeptic Michael Shermer credited Sagan with the saying: How can we connect to this vast cosmos? “One glance at (a book) and you hear the voice of another person - perhaps someone dead for thousands of years.