A Sense of Awe: science, faith and wonder
November 16, 2011 0


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The heavens declare the glory of God, said the Psalmist.

We are alone in the meaningless immensity of the universe, said the Nobel winning biologist Jacques Monod.

And mathematician John Lennox says at the end of the recent Encounter program: I’ve got a telescope in my garden and one of the things I love to do is go out and just let the night sky, the galaxies, the Orion nebula, have an impact on my mind. I find that awe inspiring. Just to contemplate what the astronomers have revealed to us about the immense size of the universe. I find that very healthy. It’s a good thing to do.

This video from NASA on the ABC site is food for thought. It’s not the looking out at the universe described above, but a look at the earth from space and more likely to provoke a little cosmic introspection.

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