Thursday, July 7, 2011


"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."
— Lawrence Krauss


  1. Love it. Of course, it could be argued that the whole Jesus myth is nothing more than a metaphor for solar worship. (which is star worship really)

  2. yea thats some interesting quote. very thought provoking.

  3. I just checked my DNA

    I found Primeval sludge (lots of primeval sludge)
    Frogs and snails
    And puppy-dogs' tails

    But no Stardust….

    Damn, I guess I must have been in the loo when the stars exploded….

  4. that is a very powerful self building concept :)