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For fans of Carl Sagan's writings and productions like Cosmos and The Demon Haunted World. No one else in recent memory did more to bring science to the masses than Sagan. Join a group of others who enjoy his work!

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The Eternally Curious Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan had a curious mind for his entire life. In his book The Demon Haunted World he lamented the death of curiosity in high school students that he attributed in part to parents' obsession with either having an answer or making a question sound stupid when asked by their children.

Despite his critics, many in the scientific community itself, Sagan brought the human story of science to people, recognizing the responsibility to educate people in a way that spoke first to their humanity and second to their logic. We will do well to emulate this approach in the 21st century as we contend with all manners of illogic and unreason that he warned of in The Demon Haunted World.

His PBS series Cosmos still stands alone as a pinnacle of achievement in science communication. I wrote an essay for the ten-year-anniversary of his death entitled "The Eternally Curious Carl Sagan". You can read it here:

http://joshuagough.blogspot.com/2007/06/eternally-curious-carl-sagan.html

Sagan reading a passage from his book Pale Blue Dot

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Comment by It's just Matt on November 6, 2010 at 6:32pm
Carl Sagan will live on in my heart until I too return to starstuff...
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on August 23, 2010 at 10:26pm
I do remember the book "Cosmos" being on my parents' bookshelf, with a neat looking guy on the back cover...learned a lot more about him later in life!
Comment by Mad Miss Erin on August 23, 2010 at 4:59pm
I was so lucky that as a child, I watched Cosmos every night with my parents. Thanks, mom, for introducing me to an amazing man whose ideas will never die. Too few college students even know who he is anymore :(
Comment by Major Tom on June 1, 2010 at 7:37pm
My egyptian mau cat is named Sagan, if that tells you anything.
Comment by Andrew Hall on June 1, 2010 at 7:30pm
Watching Cosmos was an instrumental step in my development as an Atheist. I still have the book that I got when I was a kid.
http://laughinginpurgatory.blogspot.com/
Comment by Edwin Dcruz on May 30, 2010 at 9:57pm
Why are scientists today not like Carl Sagan?
Why don't they have the courage and wisdom
to stand up for revelations of Science and rationality.
Comment by Edwin Dcruz on May 30, 2010 at 9:53pm
Hi, A really nice group. People like Carl Sagan, makes you feel good about being an Atheist.
Comment by Randy Rose on March 11, 2010 at 10:27am
"The universe was created by [Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooood]."

Genius.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on March 11, 2010 at 9:10am
I love that. "Jesusaurus Rex!"
Comment by coyote on March 11, 2010 at 7:27am
 

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