We embarked on our journey to the stars with a question first framed in the childhood of our species and in each generation asked anew with undiminished wonder: What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.
— Carl Sagan
Cosmos (1980) | Wikipedia
SES 9 Launch (3/3/16) | SpaceX
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?
The idea that the brain’s original function was to enhance an organism’s ability to move, and that this body-centric role informed the evolution of and still provides the basis for higher cognitive functions.
Emergence: from body to mind, from sensory to abstract, from physical to mental exploration, from wandering to wondering