Love and Science – The combined words of Carl
Sagan, Neil De Grasse Tyson and Albert Einstein.
Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is a
tiny blue dot that we humans call home. And yet our
species is young and curious and brave and shows
In the last few millennia we have made the most
astonishing and unexpected discoveries. We are
constantly reminded that humans have evolved to
wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is
a prerequisite to survival.
Our little planet floats like a mote of dust in the
morning sky. All that you see, all that we can see,
exploded out of a star billions of years ago. The
particles slowly arranged themselves into living
things, including all of us. As such we are made of star
dust….. and with our ability to observe and reason, we
have become the mechanism by which the universe
can comprehend itself.
The sum of all our evolution, our thinking and our
accomplishments is love.
How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry
and physics so important a biological phenomenon?
Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems
like an hour. Sit with the person you love for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.
A marriage therefore, makes two fractional lives a
whole. It gives to two questioning natures a renewed
reason for living. It brings a new gladness to the
sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new
beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life.
Read by Ralph’s mum Dallas during the ceremony.
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