The stuff of stars

I was listening to “Radio Lab” on WNYC today (Nat’l Public Radio) and got drawn into their discussion of “space.” They were talking about Voyager and Carl Sagen and the vastness of space and our own insignificance in it. Maybe you’d like to listen to it for yourself. I didn’t hear all of it, as usual (except now, as it plays in the background), and all I remembered as I started this entry was a comment, possibly by Brian Greene, that the chemicals comprising our biology are also the same chemicals (and in the same order in terms of quantity) that are the most abundant in the total universe.

Now here’s the question. Is that fact amazing and spiritually inspiring, or is it merely an obvious and mundane consequence of our being here?

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David • 09/20/09 10:42 PM:


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