Sunday, June 26, 2005

Sunday Sermonette: Upon this rock I will build my church

Sunday, and once again time for our homily to freethought. Today, the words of the late Carl Sagan:
“There is something stunningly narrow about how the Anthropic Principle is phrased. Yes, only certain laws and constants of nature are consistent with our kind of life. But essentially the same laws and constants are required to make a rock. So why not talk about a Universe designed so rocks could one day come to be, and strong and weak Lithic Principles? If stones could philosophize, I imagine Lithic Principles would be at the intellectual frontiers.”

( Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, New York: Random House, 1994, p. 38. )