The Awesome Ability to Contemplate Our Existence in the Universe

Cara Santa Maria, senior science correspondent for the Huffington Post, recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life.

In the segment below, she talks about the Carl Sagan quotation “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” and how we’ve evolved this amazing ability to comprehend our own existence in the universe:

(via The Atheist Book)

About Hemant Mehta

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.

  • GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    Her tattoos sound way cooler than religious tattoos.

    I kinda wanted to see them by the end of the video.

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  • Bubba Tarandfeathered

    Further scientific observation of the symmetry of her genetic arrangement is in order.

  • McAtheist

    Santa Maria = Saint Maria, I love irony.

  • CJ

    I love her! That is all.

  • CJ

    I love her! That is all.