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dogmaticCURE is back with a new inspiring video, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, about the history of space exploration:
Makes you want to look out into a telescope, doesn’t it?
Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.
Damn you, came here to say this.
You forgot “The Final Frontier”…
“If that’s how you want to invoke your evidence for god, then god is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.” Neil deGrasse Tyson
I think I have a boner for Science.
This is a wonderful video.
I have three telescopes, one of which requires an 8-foot ladder to use. I love setting up any of them in a public place and letting passers by view something in the night sky that makes their mouths fall open. I don’t look at the sky; I watch their faces. Sometimes there appears a look on a kid’s or even an adult’s face, and when I see it, I’m so deeply gratified. That expression shows that their concept of the cramped space in which they thought they lived, a cell compressed by cynical ideas of scarcity and short-sighted prejudice has suddenly and vastly expanded, just as space-time did, and their minds fly out, expanding with it. Suddenly they are no longer a denizen of a narrow alley of impossibilities, but part of a universe of possibilities. Suddenly they have Wonder!
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