"we humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of matter, and the forces that sculpt this world and all others...we have mapped molecular machines at the heart of life...we have peered down on our planet to see the earth as a single organism...we have listened to pulsars, and searched for other civilizations...we have set foot on another world...these are some of the things hydrogen atoms do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution"
The Story of Everything: Carl Sagan on cosmology, evolution, science [Carl Sagan Tribute Series]
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