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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 coyote on February 21, 2010 at 8:22am
I wish Sagan was still here. We still need someone like him to get people interested in science.
Comment by Aiden on December 17, 2009 at 9:24am
Comment by Greg Henderson on November 24, 2009 at 12:56pm
Hah! As much as I've listed to Dawkins, and never made the C3PO connection... Perfect! ;-)
Comment by Greg Henderson on November 24, 2009 at 7:55am
My 13 yr old son loves these!
Comment by Randy Rose on November 24, 2009 at 7:26am
I don't know... "We Are All Connected" holds a special place in my memory as the first Symphony of Science video.
Comment by Wonderist on November 23, 2009 at 11:51pm
Very talented work. My favourite is stil the Glorious Dawn one.
Comment by Kevin Morgan on November 23, 2009 at 2:09pm
Another new song/video from Symphony of Science:
Comment by The Rock Collector on November 22, 2009 at 5:01pm
How can a person with any intelligence at all not be moved by the implications of that reading?
Comment by John Knierim on November 13, 2009 at 1:31pm
i love those videos :)
Comment by Kevin Morgan on November 13, 2009 at 8:32am
and another (these are available free at http://www.symphonyofscience.com/ along with the mp3's.

 

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