Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

There is today-in a time when old beliefs are withering-a kind of philosophical hunger, a need to know who we are and how we got here. It is an on-going search, often unconscious, for a cosmic perspective for humanity.More Carl Sagan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:14]
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.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:22]
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:29]
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:38]
I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:46]
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.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:55]
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:08]
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:15]
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:23]
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.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:39]
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:46]
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:54]
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:12]
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:19]
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:27]
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.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:36]
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:47]
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:55]
When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.More Carl Sagan [07/08/2011 07:07:02]
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.More Carl Sagan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.More Carl Sagan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Carl Sagan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.More Carl Sagan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.More Carl Sagan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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