• You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution - weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.

    "A Universe From Nothing". Lawrence M. Krauss' speech at the Atheist Alliance International Convention at the Marriot Hotel Convention Center in Burbank, California, 2009.