How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, ‘This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant’?

— Carl Sagan (via scinerds)

The laws of physics enable us to predict the future - an eclipse, what time the sun will rise, or what time darkness descends. I don’t wield special knowledge. Physics is the profession in which prophecy is not only accurate but routine

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (via katielainewrites)