Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Swiped 'Cuz It Was Too Cool; Props To: Godammit, I'm Mad

I had to repost this, saw it on Godammit I'm Mad:
“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.”
- Lawrence Krauss

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