cosmology

A Quote by Thomas Berry on education, religion, story, cosmology, universe, vision, life, and spirituality

Both education and religion need to ground themselves within the story of the universe as we now understand this story through empirical knowledge. Within this functional cosmology, we can overcome our alienation and begin the renewal of life on a sustainable basis. This story is a numinous revelatory story that could evoke the vision and the energy required to bring not only ourselves but the entire planet into a new order of magnificence.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Berry on future, earth, universe, environment, life, cosmology, hope, humanity, and love

The basic mood of the future might well be one of confidence in the continuing revelation that takes place in and through the Earth. If the dynamics of the Universe from the beginning shaped the course of the heavens, lighted the Sun, and formed the Earth, if this same dynamism brought forth the continents and seas and atmosphere, if it awakened life in the primordial cell and then brought into being the unnumbered variety of living beings, and finally brought us into being and guided us safely through the turbulent centuries, there is reason to believe that this same guiding process is precisely what has awakened in us our present understanding of ourselves and our relation to this stupendous process. Sensitized to such guidance from the very structure and functioning of the Universe, we can have confidence in the future that awaits the human venture.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on cosmology, theology, and philosophy

A theologian is like a blind man in a dark room searching for a black cat which isn’t there - and finding it!

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: paraphrased

Contributed by: solipse

A Quote by unknown on re ncarnation, eternity, rob ten berge, vitruvian man, vitruvian female, and cosmology

The words of the quote: "Reíncarnation is Eternity in slices", are mine.

Rob ten Berge

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Source: Rob ten Berge

Contributed by: Rob

A Quote by Sol Luckman on consciousness, creation, creativity, manifestation, reality, biology, the secret, thought, mind, word, duality, division, fragmentation, fragmentary body, sound, intention, universe, birth, and cosmology

If consciousness creates, and reality including biology is a thought-form, and in the beginning was indeed the Word, then it is critical we realize that a divided consciousness employing some type of divisive sound combined with a separatist intention gave birth to our dualistic universe.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 148

Contributed by: Sjoukje

A Quote by Joao Magueijo on physics, cosmology, self-esteem, science, vision, and courage

My diary entries during this period constantly refer to the importance of learning how to take criticism. If you shut yourself in your own little world, that will be the death of your theory. On the other hand, many of the criticisms you receive are pointless and simply reflect the view that anything new is bad. In such a delicate situation it is crucial to tread gingerly and be careful to appreciate the difference between pertinent and idiotic comments.

Joao Magueijo

Source: Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation, Pages: 197

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A Quote by Joao Magueijo on nature, science, physics, cosmology, and insight

Becoming a real researcher has been the ultimate humbling experience for me. Nature is the examiner from hell; if you find new things at all, you always find them the hard way, with sweat and tears. Only then do you notice that there was a really easy way to find them. But this insight rarely arrives before you have been utterly humiliated and reduced to despair.

Joao Magueijo

Source: Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation, Pages: 177..178

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Joao Magueijo on physics, work, cosmology, cosmologist, theoretical physics, clarity, mind, silence, yin, play, travel, explorer, and vision

Thinking can be lateral or "sweaty". For the latter you're better off in an office and following a routine but for the former you have to be "out of your mind", so to speak. So although I recognize the merits of hard work, I find that my work goes stale if I don't go off wandering around the world every few weeks. My friends think I'm a gipsy, but that's when I do "part 1" of my best work.

Joao Magueijo

Source: http://frontwheeldrive.com/joao_magueijo.html

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Ken Wilber on cosmos, kosmos, cosmology, kosmology, and reductionism

Many cosmologies have a materialistic bias and prejudice: the physical cosmos is somehow supposed to be the most real dimension, and everything else is explained with ultimate reference to this material plane. But what a brutal approach that is! It smashed the entire Kosmos against the wall of reductionism, and all the domains except the physical slowly bleed to death right in front of your eyes. Is this any way to treat the Kosmos? No, I think what we want do to is Kosmology, not cosmology.

Ken Wilber

Source: A Brief History of Everything, Pages: 17

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Richard E. Byrd on accidents, blindness, chance, conviction, cosmology, day, death, despair, doubt, feeling, force, harmony, heart, intelligence, listening, music, peace, purpose, reason, silence, and universe

I paused to listen to the silence. My breath, crystallized as it passed my cheeks, drifted on a breeze gentler than a whisper. The wind vane pointed toward the South Pole. Presently the wind cups ceased their gentle turning as the cold killed the breeze. My frozen breath hung like a cloud overhead. The day was dying, the night was being born-but with great peace. Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! That was what came out of the silence-a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord, the music of the spheres, perhaps. It was enough to catch that rhythm, momentarily to be myself a part of it. In that instant I could feel no doubt of man's oneness with the universe. The conviction came that that rhythm was too orderly, too harmonious, too perfect to be a product of blind chance-that, therefore, there must be purpose in the whole and that man was part of that whole and not an accidental offshoot. It was a feeling that transcended reason; that went to the heart of a man's despair and found it groundless. . . . For those who seek it, there is inexhaustible evidence of an all-pervading intelligence. Man is not alone.

Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

Source: Alone, Admiral Byrd’s personal record

Contributed by: Zaady

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