Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Core curriculum

1. The universe is big. Human space is not cosmic space.

2. The universe is old. Human time is not cosmic time.

3. The universe evolves -- galaxies, stars, planets, life, consciousness.

4. The universe perceived by the senses is all we can know. The more we learn about the universe -- including ourselves -- the more we understand the depths of our ignorance.

5. The more we learn, the more we appreciate the universe as the revelation of a Mystery worthy of our wonder, awe, reverence, praise.