• Dan Dredger wrote a new post, Remembering Carl Sagan 3 years, 9 months ago

    By Joel Achenbach

    Carl Sagan died 20 years ago Tuesday, at the far-too-young age of 62. He had many strong beliefs, none greater than his conviction that science was a candle in the dark.

    There’s a lot of d […]

    • Just been reading his Gifford Lectures, he would indeed have been a busy boy, as would have Hitch, miss them both very much.

    • 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“. Carl Sagan

      I fear that 2016 will be remembered as the year Carl Sagan’s prophecy was fulfilled to devastating effect.

    • Our wonderful world is a little less wonderful without Mr. Sagan. He is sorely missed. A true gift to humanity, a lighted candle, an extraordinary human being who help me see in the dark.

    • There are only a few ways I’ve found to welcome a new year in an uplifting way, and reading Sagan quotes would be on my short list.