From the Big Picture
This picture contains literally thousands of galaxies, each home to billions of stars. It is the area covered by a match-head, held at arm’s distance to the sky.
The author of the God Blog, in The New Statesman, raised the subject of science and religion being in conflict. I used to think them irreconcilable, till I started thinking about this picture. Surely an important tenet of any serious religion is man’s utter inability to grasp the universe. Science helps us understand, and also assures us that we can never truly understand, so small are our limits.