|How does the universe have an impact on humans?
|Question Date: 2017-08-25|
The universe has a lot of impact on
humans. For example, probably all the heavy
elements on Earth (and in our body) come from
some supernovae (exploding massive stars at
the end of their lives), somewhere in the universe
long time ago. The reason is that, all the heavy
elements are produced by nuclear reactions
inside stars. After a supernova explodes, these
heavy elements are released into space, and have
the chance to form new stars/planets, and
become part of we humans.
Humans are part of the universe, and made of
the universe's matter. It's the reason why humans
can exist, and everything they do.
This is an interesting philosophical question.
I think the universe impacts humans primarily
in the sense that humans exist within the
universe. The evolution of life, the
development of galaxies, stars, planets, and other
astronomical objects all occurs within this
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