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A Few Words From Carl Sagan

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He correct then and sadly 17 years later is still correct. This is one of the last interviews given by Carl Sagan.

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Animae C (515)
Friday December 13, 2013, 3:26 pm
O my goodness, my fave astronomer of all time!!!

.....otherwise we don't run the government, the government runs us!

Judith C (159)
Friday December 13, 2013, 6:05 pm
Good video. Thank you Kit.

Kamia T (89)
Friday December 13, 2013, 7:27 pm
The scary fact about the way both scientists and medical doctors are trained is that they are encouraged to think of themselves as whole within themselves, not needing to connect emotionally to others, and that they should be pretty much infallible. That's a scary combination when they're the ones making decisions for the rest of the world that knows we're not perfect, but enjoys our foibles. Almost like some giant, trying to wipe out the "little" inconveniences. Only it's us they have a need to wipe out or control!

Sheryl G (363)
Friday December 13, 2013, 8:17 pm
This man was the first one that explained to me many things I had questions on but couldn't get straight answers.

He was the beginning of a better journey for me. I thank him greatly.

Michael O (176)
Friday December 13, 2013, 8:21 pm
I would say that his words are more true now then ever.

Thanks for sharing this Kit!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday December 13, 2013, 8:54 pm
Fascinating interview. Sometimes I would like to rent TARDIS and go back in time to another century, just for a while.

pam w (139)
Friday December 13, 2013, 10:09 pm
His words still resonate...and his wisdom, too.

Ben B (20)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 1:38 am
An extraordinary man with deep insight not only in the workings of the cosmos, but of humanity itself. I couldn't agree more with him on the need for scepticism and an enquiring mind, without it we relinquish our independence, our ability to think for ourselves.

Thank you Kit for posting.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 2:23 am
Bloody wonderful Thanks Kit

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 3:40 am

Ben O (171)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 7:04 am
"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous"
(Carl Sagan)

Ben O (171)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 7:41 am
"When the brain is not in use, it will shrivel..."
(My message to a lot of politicians)

Winn A (179)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 12:00 pm
I miss him. Wonderful man . . . .

Roger G (154)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 12:12 pm
noted, thanks

. (0)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 12:41 pm
Even in this late interview, he re-stated the division of the religious right vs the exploration of space.
As a side note, he grew up moments from my home.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 3:13 pm
Wise words from a very intelligent man.

Unfortunately, the thing about stupid people is they're too stupid to know they're stupid.

Craig Pittman (52)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 3:43 pm
I always admired Carl Saga. He opened the world of science for me in a way I could understand. You are so right Kit, his words ring as true today as when he did this interview.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 4:11 pm
Noted w/thanks for posting, Kit.
I just love the comment he made about the "combustible mixture of ignorance & power." So true! This wonderful scientist encouraged many to enter scientific fields of study. And he never pulled any punches. Sagan will always have my personal admiration.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 4:29 pm
Thank you for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 14, 2013, 9:23 pm
I loved watching Carl Sagan, such a brilliant and soft spoken man. He had a way of telling it like it was and really got me hooked on science as a kid, his enthusiasm was contagious. I learned many great things from him and Dandelion is right he made sense of a lot of unexplained things and got us to wondering and thinking about these things all the more!

Chetna P (306)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 1:20 am
Loved Carl Sagan! His book "The Dragons of Eden" still sits on my bookshelf, alongside the SF novels penned by his son Nick Sagan.

Ben O (171)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 2:51 am
A Mark Twain quote that might be relevant...?:
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience"

Sally S (95)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 4:42 am
Thanks for pulling this out. Sadly only too true today. Our best minds are in science not in Government - we let idiots run our countries for us!

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 5:39 am
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