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Originally posted by ProspectPhilosopher
He sure was a brilliant man
"The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity."
Carl Sagan R.I.Pedit on 22-9-2012 by ProspectPhilosopher because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Darkblade71
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself" -Carl Sagan
There is more truth in this statement than most people realize, but I believe he knew!
edit on 23-9-2012 by Darkblade71 because: Added video
Originally posted by Still Naive?
reply to post by Darkblade71
Despite the message in the video, putting the words of these men to "auto tune" is an insult. What a despicable video.
Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
reply to post by ninjas4321
A wise AND intelligent person, a very rare combination of traits. Dead too early, I say, as seems typical of those with high intellect coupled with a strong wisdom.
Carl Sagan died fighting for better science education that does not just preach science to children. It's a problem with education and lack of scientists willing to engage the general population in terms they understand about the wonder of science and how amazingly powerful it is. We need skepticism and the sense of wonder of the unknown. Not ever one at the expense of the other. Never the arrogant position of "we know this, accept it or you are a religious idiot" type approach; it puts people off. People need to be interdisciplinary, we need general practitioners of science in a world that often only deals with specialists.