Starts With A Bang

The Scientific Truth Everyone Should Be Thankful For On Thanksgiving (Synopsis)

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

“We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.” –George Bernard Shaw

On this Thanksgiving day, we’re supposed to express gratitude for all that we have in this world: for the friendships, families, and the bounty of good things that have come our way. We also give thanks for all the serendipity we’ve been lucky enough to encounter, including what the natural world gives us for free.

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Why confine ourselves to such small things to be thankful for? Why not embrace the entire Universe, the laws of nature, and the random, chance events that unfolded to bring us to the moment we get to enjoy right now?

Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA); J. Blakeslee.

Celebrate the ultimate in what we ought to be thankful for, whether you take part in American Thanksgiving or not!