Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
Universes in which life like us can exist are rare. We live in one in which life is possible, but if the universe were only slightly different, beings like us could not exist. What are we to make of this fine-tuning? Is it evidence that the universe, after all, was designed by a benevolent creator? Or does science offer another explanation?
|—||Stephen Hawking (via whats-out-there)|
Discrimination isn’t a thunderbolt, it isn’t an abrupt slap in the face. It’s the slow drumbeat of being underappreciated, feeling uncomfortable and encountering roadblocks along the path to success.
|—||Astrophysicist Meg Urry, quoted in "Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To." (via almost-a-class-act)|
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
|—||Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours (via cosmicspread)|