Works Cited and Referenced:

Conversation with our own Dennis Brown about doubt’s importances for science was from Bible Study during the winter of 2018. If you want to have conversations like this, join us any Thursday at 8:15am. We’d love to welcome you.

Natalie Batalha’s remarks about good planets being hard to find were shared at at the 2018 poetry and science event, Universe in Verse, organized by Maria Popova. This event can be watched here.

Natalie Batalha’s remarks about it taking 13.7 billion years to form the “portal to the universe” that is our physical selves comes from Krista Tippett, “Natalie Batalha: Exoplanets and Love: Science That Connects Us to One Another,” OnBeing, February 14, 2013.

More on the story of Einstein and Eddington’s discovery and confirmation of the Theory of Relativity can be found at: Dennis Overbye, “The Eclipse that Revealed the Universe,” The New York Times, July 31, 2017.