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Summary

Carl Sagan was a famous Scientist from USA, who lived between November 9, 1934 and December 20, 1996. He became 62 years old.

Biography

For many he is best known as vitenskapspopulariserer from several TV shows and books. He pioneered exobiology and was a spokesman for the search of extraterrestrial life.

During his life, Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author or editor of over 20 books. He worked to promote skeptical thinking, humanism and the scientific method.

He is world famous for his popular science books, and co-author of the television series Cosmos. Cosmos was the most watched program on the American public channel PBS, and an accompanying book was published. He also wrote science fiction novel Contact, the film of the same name from 1997, with Jodie Foster in the lead role was based.

Sagan used and had an engaging relation to cannabis. In 1971, under the pseudonym "Mr. X ', he wrote an essay on smoking cannabis in the book "Marijuana Reconsidered". Here he explained that cannabis has inspired some of his work and intensified sensual and intellectual experiences. After Sagan's death revealed his friend Lester Grinspoon Mr X's true identity to Sagan's biographer. After Sagan's death, his wife Ann Druyan involved on the board of NORML, an organization that fights for the legalization of cannabis.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Carl, under the main topics: Imagination, Nature, Technology.

Related authors: Jodie Foster, Ann Druyan

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan

Famous quotes by Carl Sagan (24)


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"We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces"
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"The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent"
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"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition"
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"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous"
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known"
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"Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense"
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"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge"
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"Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out"
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"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works"
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"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring"
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"If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?"
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"I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star"
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"I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students"
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"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love"
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"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring"
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"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown"
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"A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism"
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"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people"
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"When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it"
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"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology"
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"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere"
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"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe"
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"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value"
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"We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology"


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