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01) "The sun? Conscious? Impossible... How?" 'In a way lower organisms like you have difficulty to grasp. One thought from the source takes longer than a human life. A conversation with other stars takes thousands of your years.' "All the stars are conscious?" A dry laughter resounded. 'Of course. They are the original inhabitants of the cosmos. Without them there would be no organic life, let alone organic consciousness.' - Elian Lazaro, Elysium

02) "I think that modern cosmology took an unfortunate turn several hundred years ago by denying or ignoring the question of function or purpose in the larger cosmos. Biologists recognize the principle that form follows function; so why do astrophysicists not recognize this principle? Why are astrophysicists not asking this question? The idea that life or intelligence would be attached to a planet or a star was too much for our consciousness, so we denied its possibility. There was never any evidence to substantiate that denial. Denying a star could be alive is a misuse of the scientific method. In the last two generations we've developed telescopes to show us galaxies, billions of galaxies, trillions of stars - and then we promptly declared them all dead and having no purpose to themselves or to anything else." - Michael Clarage, New Views Of The Interstellar Medium

03) Eustace: "In our world, a star is a huge ball of flaming gas." Ramandu: 'Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of.' - Clive Staples Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

04) "There's a whole lot more out there than even the most die-hard believers could possibly fathom. The truth is that we - and by 'we' I mean this planet and the people of this planet - are in essence blind to what is really going on in the cosmos and in outer space." - Smooth Genestar, Dimensions

05) "The proposition is that Sun is a living, conscious being with an intelligence that dwarfs our own. I am not only suggesting that Sun is a large complex system with some form of self-governing intelligence to it, but also that it is a living being, aware of itself and its place in the universe; that it is fully conscious and communicates with other conscious beings at its own level, and other levels; that its consciousness is so far beyond what we enjoy that it could be accorded deity status of a high order, and be recognized as a conscious being by atheists and agnostics, whatever spin they put on it. As staggering as this proposition might seem, it is hardly novel, and was once held as a near universal belief or understanding in most parts of the globe. It is possible that generations of Neolithic peoples, the ancient Sumerians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Maya, Inca, Aztec, and the ancient Celts and Native Americans were not completely deluded. Perhaps they were right to regard Sun as a living celestial being, rather than view the prime enabler of life-on-Earth as just another random event in the infinity of space, deserving neither credit nor appreciation. We can add the world's 750 million Hindus to the list above, as well as followers of Shinto, the native Japanese religion revering Sun goddess Amaterasu." - Gregory Sams, Sun of gOd

06) "Our ancestors worshipped the sun, and they were far from foolish. And yet the sun is an ordinary, even a mediocre star. If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the sun and stars?" - Carl Sagan, Cosmos

07) "In the center of all rests the sun. For who would place the lamp of our marvelous temple in any other or better place than whence it can illuminate everything at the same time? As a matter of fact, not unhappily do some call it the light of the world, others the mind, and still others the pilot of it all. Hermes Trismegistus calls it a visible God, Sophocles' Electra calls it 'that which gazes upon all things.' And so the sun, as if resting on a kingly throne, governs the family of heavenly bodies that wheel around." - Nicolaus Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

08) "The sun alone appears, by virtue of his dignity and power, suited for the duty of moving the planets, and worthy to become the home of God himself." - Johannes Kepler, The Harmony of the World

09) "Any sufficiently advanced extraterrestrial intelligence is indistinguishable from God." - Michael Shermer's last law

10) "The Sun is God." - Joseph Mallord William Turner

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