“During our brief stay on planet Earth, we owe ourselves and our descendants the opportunity to explore–in part because it’s fun to do, but there’s a far nobler reason. The day our knowledge of the cosmos ceases to expand, we risk regressing to the childish view that the universe figuratively and literally revolves around us.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s best quotes will make you fall in love with science all over again,” Science Alert, December 27, 2015, accessed December 28, 2015, http://www.sciencealert.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-s-best-quotes-may-make-you-fall-in-love-with-science-all-over-again.