Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Tyson, Niel DeGrasse (April 2, 2007), The Cosmic Perspective, Retrieved on 2015-03-02
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    02 MAR 2015

     The Cosmic Perspective

    The cosmic perspective comes from the frontiers of science, yet it's not solely the province of the scientist. The cosmic perspective belongs to everyone. The cosmic perspective is humble. The cosmic perspective is spiritual—even redemptive—but not religious. The cosmic perspective enables us to grasp, in the same thought, the large and the small. The cosmic perspective opens our minds to extraordinary ideas but does not leave them so open that our brains spill out, making us suscepti...
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    02 MAR 2015

     Embrace the Cosmic Perspective

    At least once a week, if not once a day, we might each ponder what cosmic truths lie undiscovered before us, perhaps awaiting the arrival of a clever thinker, an ingenious experiment, or an innovative space mission to reveal them. We might further ponder how those discoveries may one day transform life on Earth. Absent such curiosity, we are no different from the provincial farmer who expresses no need to venture beyond the county line, because his forty acres meet all his needs. Yet if all ...
    Folksonomies: purpose perspective
    Folksonomies: purpose perspective
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    02 MAR 2015

     Importance of Leisure in Science

    Long before anyone knew that the universe had a beginning, before we knew that the nearest large galaxy lies two and a half million light-years from Earth, before we knew how stars work or whether atoms exist, James Ferguson's enthusiastic introduction to his favorite science rang true. Yet his words, apart from their eighteenth-century flourish, could have been written yesterday. But who gets to think that way? Who gets to celebrate this cosmic view of life? Not the migrant farmworker. Not ...
    Folksonomies: science culture discovery
    Folksonomies: science culture discovery
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