There is talk of a new astrologer who wants to prove that the earth moves and goes around instead of the sky, the sun, the moon, just as if somebody were moving in a carriage or ship might hold that he was sitting still and at rest while the earth and the trees walked and moved. But that is how things are nowadays: when a man wishes to be clever he must needs invent something special, and the way he does it must needs be the best! The fool wants to turn the whole art of astronomy upside-down. However, as Holy Scripture tells us, so did Joshua bid the sun to stand still and not the earth.
Martin Luther on Nicolaus Copernicus, commented on in Cosmos Episode 3
Just a picture I found of Sagan.
Evolution is a fact, not a theory. It really happened.
It is the birthright of every child to encounter the cosmos anew, in every culture, every age, when this happens to us when experience a deep sense of wonder. We are born to delight in the world. We are taught to distinguish our preconceptions from the truth, then new worlds are discovered as we decipher the mysteries of the cosmos.
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives…”
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