Quote of the Day

…..we don’t need to examine the Universe as a supernatural creation. It is enough — more than enough — to examine it naturally. The sense of awe, beauty, wonder, and joy we feel when we view a Hubble image of a distant galaxy is a natural product of our sense of discovery. It is more amazing, and ultimately more wonderful, to think about how all these incredible things came about due to the relatively simple laws of physics, rather than try to ascribe supernatural powers behind their creation.

— Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer