Friday, November 9, 2012

Carl Sagan Day

A cosmic celebration of Carl Sagan Day is in order, beginning with a brief rendition of just a few of his best words. I'm dedicating my next slice of apple pie to his memory, and to the future of his vision.
 “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”  
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” 
“Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.” 
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” 
“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”  
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” 

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