Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Wise Words from Carl Sagan

Quote of the day:

"Perhaps the most wrenching by-product of the scientific revolution has been to render untenable many of our most cherished and most comforting beliefs. The tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors has been replaced by a cold, immense, indifferent Universe in which humans are relegated to obscurity."

" But I see the emergence in our consciousness of a Universe of a magnificence, and an intricate, elegant order far beyond anything our ancestors imagined. And if much about the Universe can be understood in terms of a few simple laws of Nature, those wishing to believe in God can certainly ascribe those beautiful laws to a Reason underpinning all of Nature."

"My own view is that it is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it to be."

"Whether we will acquire the understanding and wisdom necessary to come to grips with the scientific revelations of the twentieth century will be the most profound challenge of the twenty-first."

(Last two paragraphs of ch. 18: The Twentieth Century, in "Billions & Billions", by Carl Sagan)


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