Everything is connected. Animals and asteroids, bodies and stardust, heartbeats and supernovas—all of these arise from a common origin to form the expanse of the universe, the fiber of our being. So say our guests of this month’s Oxford Comment, Karel Shrijver, an astronomer who studies the magnetic fields of stars, and Iris Schrijver, a physician and pathologist, both of whom draw upon their expertise to uncover new dimensions of understanding.
We sat down for a captivating discussion with the co-authors of Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars, delving into the history of the universe and the miraculous systems at work both within us and all around us.
Image Credit: “Star Trails” by Marjan Lazarevski. CC by ND 2.0 via Flickr.