Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for April 20, 2015
The most astounding fact… …is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body. Are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core, under extreme temperatures and pressure. These stars, when unstable in their later years, collapse and exploded, scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense and collapse. Forming the next generation of solar systems - stars with orbiting planets. And these planets now have the ingredients for life. So when I look up at the night sky… …I know that yes, we are part of this universe. We are in this universe. But perhaps most important than both of those facts… …is that the universe is in us. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Olddog1 about 8 years ago
And we are all made of star stuff.Carl Sagen
FreyjaRN Premium Member about 8 years ago
Dr. Tyson is eminently quotable.
eag46 about 8 years ago
That last panel, of the little baby’s eye full of stars, is beautiful.
MeGoNow Premium Member about 8 years ago
When you’re looking up at the night sky, glance at the ground every so often so you don’t step in some star stuff the dog left behind.
ColonelClaus about 8 years ago
And yet man is so foolish as to think its all an accident
Kind&Kinder about 8 years ago
Good drawing Gavin. Tyson is one of my favorites. As Dave says of the monolith he enters in “2001: A Space Odyssey”: “It’s full of stars!” And so are we. However the universe appeared, we’re here. All I can say about God is, It is.Don’t need any myths beyond that. Not only that, but it’s clear that if we love ourselves and others, our lives are immeasurably enhanced. Let those who have ears listen.
Steve Ogden creator about 8 years ago
OldDog1 – thats what I was going to say! :) Great comic.
tharpa about 8 years ago
The first time I heard this was in the 1980’s at the Dharma Study Group, by Bernie Simon, a programmer at the HUT in Baltimore.