Monday, October 10, 2022

We are made up of the same stuff as the stars.

Each of our human bodies contains far more atoms than there are stars in the visible universe, and our brains contain about as many neurons as there are stars in our galaxy. The universe within is a worthy complement to the universe beyond.

Wilczek, Frank. Fundamentals (p. xiv). Penguin Publishing Group. 

The idea that we are composed of the same stuff as stars is physically true. The poets, was it Walt Whitman, had it right.

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