Reduced to Stardust

by Sami Bennett

My English professor blew my mind today. He was talking the play King Lear by Shakespeare, and about the difference between the morality of the traditional Christian Europe of the past in which there is considered to be a “natural order” ordained by God and modern scientific philosophy that says there is no natural order, and then he said this:

“What is it like to live as moral beings in a cosmology that reduces us to stardust?”


I personally think it sounds wonderful to be made of stardust.