“ BIL LIONS, BIL L I O NS , B I L L I O N S ,
TRILLION S , T RI L L I O N S...”
MEGA CH U R C H
A megachurch is a church
having 2,000 or more in
average weekend attendance.
The Hartford Institute's
dat abase lists more t h a n 1 , 3 0 0
su ch Pro testant ch u rc h e s i n t h e
United States. According to
that data, approximately 50
churches on the list have
attendance ranging from
10, 000 t o 4 7 ,0 00
L awrence K ra u s s
" E v ery ato m in your body came from
a s t ar t h at exploded . And the atoms
i n y ou r l ef t hand p rob ably came from
a d i ff ere n t star tha n y our right hand.
I t rea l ly i s the mos t poetic thing I
k no w ab ou t ph ys ic s.
Yo u are al l s t ard ust .
Yo u co u ld n't be here if stars hadn't
exploded. Because the elements,
t he ca r bo n, nitrogen, oxygen, iron,
all the things that matter for
evolution weren't created at the
beginning of time. They were
crea ted i n th e nucle ar fur naces of
s t a rs. A nd the only way they could
g e t i nt o your b od y i s if the stars
w e re kin d en ou gh to explo de.
So f org et Jesus. The stars died
s o you c oul d be he re t oday."
W h e n y o u ’ re s c i e n t i f i c a l l y l i t e r a t e ,
the world looks differen t to you .
It’s a particular way of questio ning
wh at you s ee and h ear.
Neil deGrass e Tyso n
LAW OF CONSERVATION
OF E NERGY
Energy in a system may take on
various forms (e.g. kinetic,
potential, heat, light). The law of
conservation of energy states
that energy may neither be
created nor destroyed. Therefore
the sum of all the energies in the
system is a constant.