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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 May 17, 2009 at 5:31pm
I love the thrift store!!! I was able to buy a first edition copy of "Cosmos" for 3 dollars!
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on April 16, 2009 at 11:55pm
As a member of this group I will attempt to not geek out and show what a complete fanboy I am when it comes to Carl. I feel he would not approve of such behavior! This man was largely responsible for changing my life.
Comment by Marc Draco on January 26, 2009 at 7:23pm
I'm honoured to say that he lends his name to my new book... if I ever get it finished! (That's not a plug so much as a way to get people to remind me that I need to spend more time writing than I do chatting on Internet forums!) Sleep would be good too.... sleeeeep.... zzzzz
Comment by Timothy on January 26, 2009 at 6:22pm
i just loved and miss his voice. seen and read little. would love to learn more. i like that he was about the decriminalization of at least one drug that is still currently considered illicit. (is that true?_)
Comment by Kevin on January 12, 2009 at 2:31am
Sagan was a truly inspirational communicator. Back in the late 1970's my school was invited to be part of the audience for the RI Christmas Lectures but I was in hospital, so missed being a part of it. That year the lectures were given by Sagan! Friends of mine said he was a fantastic lecturer! Cosmos is still one of my favourite TV programmes.
Comment by Terry on December 3, 2008 at 6:03am
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch you must first create the universe
Comment by lai on November 24, 2008 at 6:09pm
He was my advisor. All the good things they say about him are true.
Comment by Paxdora Kosmosian on November 21, 2008 at 12:34am
Billions and billions!
Comment by Goodie Faithless on November 20, 2008 at 11:53pm
How many fans does Carl Sagan have, Boys and girls.......................

Millions and millions!
Comment by Terry on November 6, 2008 at 4:37pm
he is the man who truly sparked the curiosity in me to be a skeptic and scientific thinker
 

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