Lawrence knew this without knowing the how, because when he lived we didn’t have the knowledge of the universe we have now. These are some of the words from one of the best astrophysicists from today, Neil deGrasse Tyson;
“there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand in all the world,
more stars in the universe than all the sounds and all the words ever uttered by all the humans that have ever lived………..
it would be inexcusably egocentric to suggest we are alone in the cosmos, the chemistry is too rich, the universe too vast ….
……….life may be an ineveitable consequence of complex chemistry.
What Neil deGrasse Tyson does is more than educate, he enthuses and excites and instead of him feeling small and inconsequential in an expanding universe , he feels connected to that universe. By using his extraordinary intellect he participates in the same stream of life that we are all swimming in. He’s a deep sea diver in that river, me, I’m waving, trying not to drown.
Here are two videos of him talking masterfully .