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Are we from the stars? — 4 Comments

  1. The metaphor I always used to explain this when I taught was “interstellar pollination and seeding.” Living in dandelion country, the visual of an exploding head of dandelion seeds, traveling and planting themselves in a yard seemed to stick in the kids mind when talking about heavier elements “seeding” our universe from exploding stars. Theologically, it is also a nice way to look at the Biblical image of “unless a seed falls to the earth and dies…” to show that death can bring about new life in stars and in us.

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