An Inspiring Video About Space

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?

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Dan D.

    Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

    • Erik Cameron

      Damn you, came here to say this.

    • kirk hull

      You forgot “The Final Frontier”…

  • scinquiry

    “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

  • scinquiry

    I think I have a boner for Science.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    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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