Stardust. Aren’t we all?

To quote physicist Lawrence Krauss:

"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust.

You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode.

So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."

So, I feel like worshiping the sun for now. I could live and die with that knowing it too will die someday. We are all homeward bound. So, cheers to all my online friends and heathens of A|N! Cheers to humanity!

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Comment by Cecilia on February 1, 2010 at 10:50pm
Lovely. Isn't it wonderful...we are stars!!
Comment by Secular Sue on February 1, 2010 at 9:58pm
that was a treat!

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