Carl Sagan Fans


Carl Sagan Fans

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Comment by Neil on February 4, 2010 at 3:40pm
That's awesome man! Introduce him to as many people as possible. To this day I wish I had discovered him earlier in my life...I might be on a completely different career path if I had!
Comment by Graham E. Lau on February 4, 2010 at 2:37pm
I gave a presentation on astrobiochemistry yesterday and I used a short clip from Cosmos!
Comment by Graham E. Lau on January 23, 2010 at 3:07am
Dr. Sagan was one of the first people who sparked an interest in astrobiology in me. Now, it's my chosen career path. He gave us such great works of knowledge.
Comment by Gary Bergeron on January 14, 2010 at 6:49pm
Very nicely put, Gregory. The universe described in Genesis pales compared to the universe described by science. There's just no contest.
Very nicely put, Frink. If one reads The Ancestors Tale by Dawkins and then reads Shadow Of Our Ancestors by Sagan and Druyan, one can see where you're coming from.
Comment by Dave G on January 14, 2010 at 2:12pm
Now that's something I wish I could see, Gregory.
Comment by Dave G on January 14, 2010 at 11:04am
But yes, Carl Sagan is still one of the greats. I recommend Demon-Haunted World to anyone interested in science and skepticism, and Pale Blue Dot to everyone.
Comment by Dave G on January 14, 2010 at 11:03am
Let's not forget Michio Kaku, who has recently begun a new series on the Science Channel, Physics of the Impossible, named after his most excellent book.
Comment by Neil on January 14, 2010 at 8:35am
I enjoy Tyson when I see him on TV and in clips on youtube, though I've yet to read any of his books. I have one of them on my list to read at the moment though. Cool guy.

But yeah, Carl Sagan is one of a kind. Just finished up "The Varieties of the Scientific Experience - A Personal View of the Search for God", which was a collection of lectures he gave in the 80's put into text format. Excellent, especially the Q&A section toward the back of the book. Fun seeing him respond, because he can always get his point across without the opposition ever seeming to get mad. Something Richard Dawkins seems incapable of doing.

That's not to say I don't enjoy Dawkins' style, I just think Sagan's is more effective.
Comment by Reggie on January 14, 2010 at 7:40am
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an excellent popularizer of science, but another Carl Sagan he is not.

There is only one Carl. Tyson is Tyson. In the middle of watching Cosmos via Netflix streaming at the moment. I have never sat and watched it from beginning to end as I am doing now, an episode or two a night. Great stuff and Demon Haunted world is still the quintessential primer for skepticism and science.
Comment by Frink on January 14, 2010 at 2:20am
Dawkins words often leave me with a sense of motivation. Sagan's, with wonder.

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