The Magnificence of The Universe

Over lunch I was watching a Poptech Popcast with Richard Dawkins and he read this quote by Carl Sagan;

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed”? Instead they say, “No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way. A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths”.


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mat April 26, 2007

yaow, powerful stuff.

smart guy, that carl.

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