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We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself...



Post your favorite Cosmos quotes here!!!!

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I love that sequence...but you forgot The Cosmos is all that is, all that was and all that ever will be.

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"We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself."

After 13 billion years, it's about time it got around to it.

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"Humans seem inclined to build... UP".

That was hilarious and more so - the way he delivered that line. :)))

EveryOne is the One...

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I've only seen three episodes so far, but I liked this one: "Evolution is not just a theory, something we believe... It's a fact, it ACTUALLY happened." Well, the Bible clearly states otherwise... Think I'll go with Sagan on this one.

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Good choice!

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I personally don't think that Science is in conflict with God.

But it's clearly in conflict with religion and the Church.

God and religion,

God and the Church,..

Are two very different things.

Who could claim that he knows God and what He's about?

I don't.

I just believe.

And I think that namely the path of reason and science would really lead us one day to the knowledge of what God is.

EveryOne is the One...

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I would tend to agree with you. The more you learn about how things work in the universe, the more you find yourself seeing how intricate everything is.

God is probably not the problem, it is his PR department, namely religion that give him a bad rap.

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His PR department, well said :))).

He should've fired those morons long ago. :P

But the problem is that, probably tha mujahedeen would try to step in after that :(.

The whole thing is a mess..

But... I believe :).

EveryOne is the One...

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Well, I like this quote from Carl, then, although this one is not from the series: "The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard, who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by 'God,' one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity."

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"Please don't fall".

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One of the great philosopher of our time, George Carlin, said; "Results like these don't belong on the resume of a supreme being. This is more like the work of a temp with a bad attitude."

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I agree with Regissor, why does religion only have to have a monopoly on God, we can believe in any kind of God we like, maybe there is no God and the universe has always existed, maybe there is a God and he created the universe with laws and left it to take care of itself without further interference. Who can say? Yes God isnt in conflict with science, but religion can most certainly be a royal pain in the ar$e

You! Off my planet!

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I have yet to have anyone point to the passage in the bible that specifically states that the evolution isn't how God created the universe. The elegance of a creation that is constantly growing, adapting, evolving seems far more worthy of God than a static: poof! There it is and there it will remain.
Watching Cosmos I see God's hand everywhere and I am humbled and awed. The joy of seeing what God is creating and the privilege of being part of it is breathtaking...
My two cents anyway.

Ursa the ghost bear

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Well said, Father Bear.

Even the Vatican accepts evolution as fact, as God's way of having created our world.



"Film is a mosaic of Time."
-A. Tarkovsky

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"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe"

"We are star stuff contemplating star atuff"

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"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe"

I love that part. One of my many favorites. I just love the cadence in his voice when he says "crumbly."

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"God" isn't the problem? "Religion" is?

Please. Come on. "God" is the one who set down the laws of Judeo-Christianity which has plunged our society into crap. Believe what you will, a universal force, the father of a Jewish zombie, however you will. Just don't mention science in the same sentence as the ridiculous beliefs that have been put forth in this thread.

Science is truth, religion is an outdated process of explaining the unexplainable and your "God" is a left over relic. Stop believing simply because you are afraid of nothing, it's the bane of society.

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"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe"

I agree 100%. That line is fantastic. As far as this "god idea" goes, do your homework. Sagan was the first to present (as a mainstream idea) that we humans are in charge of our own destiny. There is no invisible being keeping tabs on us. The only ones who can save us are ourselves.

If you think Jesus, or Muhammad, or Shiva are going to save you, you have no business in this conversation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeSv2Fmx4Pk

No one on this planet knows the "truth" all we can do is take care of each other, and be kind. We are all sailors on the same ship. Aruging about whose imaginary friend is better, will never do us any good...

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"...destroyed treasures, of immeasurable value..."
"...semi-intelligent life, I mean television and radio..."
"...what would this process, working for billions of years achieve? All the wonder and diversity of the natural world."
"The canals of Mars were of intelligent origin. The only question is which side of the telescope the intelligence was on."
"Voyager is bringing back pictures of Europa, which we are seeing for the first time, today. That is absolutely astonishing."

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"Those are some of the things molecules do given 4 billion years of evolution".

It's better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it.

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We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself...

that says it all really

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"When he (Kepler) found that his long-cherished beliefs did not agree with the most precise observations, he accepted the uncomfortable facts. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions, that is the heart of science" - Carl Sagan

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