Miley Cyrus was taken with a photo of Lawrence Krauss, so much so, she shared it with her Twitter followers.
It had this quote from Krauss attached:
“You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all the things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars died so you can live.”I know what you're thinking: how could he have left out mentioning how we have to get back to the garden, right?
That, though, isn't what has caused a storm of stupid to come raining down on Cyrus' head:
“You seriously believe that crap? It’s so ridiculously stupid. Go to hell,” one person tweeted at her, while another added, “So are you no longer a Christian? Forget Jesus??? Seriously? What has happened to you out there in the famous world? What????Cyrus has politely rolled her eyes and, well, raised them to heaven:
It makes me sad to think the world is this way. Like Einstein says "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 6, 2012
I'm not entirely sure that trying to win round people who don't believe in scientific origins of the Universe with a quote from Einstein is going to be effective, but kudos for not taking the career-minded route of issuing a cringing apology.
It's surprising that Miley Cyrus turns out to be one of our bravest pop stars; it's depressing that we live in times where quoting Krauss is brave.