Carl Sagan: We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

 

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

– Carl Sagan

And that is literally true. We are – quite literally – the cosmos knowing itself.

We are the local eyes, ears, feelings and thoughts of the universe, bringing itself into awareness.

As a kid, this shifted my perception of everything, and it still does. It brings a sense of awe into the most ordinary of experiences and activities.

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