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15 years ago...

On December 20, 1996, at the age of 62, died one of the greatest minds of 20th century: Carl Sagan, an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, popularizer of science and rational thinking. He died at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, after a long and difficult fight with myelodysplasia. I don't think I have to tell you about his importance, and the role he played in the popularization and defense of rational thought.

Carl Sagan is one of my role-models,…

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Added by Dubravko J. on December 20, 2011 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

This Space Sphere Contains a Secret Message to Aliens

This is LAGEOS. Since 1976, this perfect disco sphere has been orbiting Earth carrying 426 cube corner reflectors made of fused silica glass—except four, made of germanium. It also contains a coded message, designed by Dr. Carl Sagan.

The message was duplicated in two 4 x 7-inch stainless steel plates and contains several codes telling things about Earth. The first…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on May 11, 2011 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Rare Carl Sagan (1969): Mr. X

All images in this post are from Wikipedia and linked to Yves Tanguy.…



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Added by Atheist Exile on April 20, 2010 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

"We Are All Connected" - Music by Symphony of Science



I got this video from the website www.symphonyofscience.com. I have to say it's bloody brilliant! My favorite part is Bill Nye's scene with the camera looking up at him as he comes down with a rock'n'roll climax of "Billions and billions of stars, billions and billions of specks!!" A beautiful work of art indeed. There are 2 other videos on that site and they're just as amazing. Worth checking… Continue

Added by G. Randall on December 28, 2009 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

gleemed from the cosmos

honestly, i have no idea what to suppose about this issue of climate change. are we a significant contributor? is it cyclical? i've seen graphs showing that carbon levels cause global warming, and then i've been shown that the warming actually precedes the carbon rises.

climate change skepticism is said to be evil, though in other areas my skepticism is encouraged. who can i trust? who should i believe about climate change? al gore? john stossel? give me a break! somebody just tell the… Continue

Added by the human michael on December 2, 2009 at 1:04am — 4 Comments

Books that Changed My Life (Repost)

I saw a posting recently by someone who described the books that changed their life. In an era of complete and total connection to TV, Internet, and Radio I thought the idea was excellent. If you haven't been reading books, I highly recommend that you take some time and head down to your local library to check them out.



Keep in mind, I rarely read books in school. After 5th Grade, I preferred to spend my time playing sports, building Legos, and screwing around. I could "get by" on… Continue

Added by Brad on February 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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