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Carl Edward Sagan
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Rest In Peace
- westgate
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
 
Remembering you this month Carl with the ESA success of Rosetta and Philea Lander. I'm sure you had a helping hand in making sure their reached their target.
- Mezza Rarty
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014
 
happy 80th birthday
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 

- Blackwasp
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 

- LawBaby
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 
"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of. Every human being who ever was lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering. Thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there. On the mote of dust. Suspended in a sunbeam. The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The earth is the only world know so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future to which our species could migrate. Visit? Yes. Settle? Not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 
Happy Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 
Birthday blessings, sir...
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 

- Marie
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
 
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014
 
Carl, You were, in my humble opinion, one of the great men of your age, a true renaissance man whose talents ranged from science, to storytelling, to sheer poetry. And, so far as I can tell, the passions that drove all of your endeavors was a clarion call to reason, to foster the understanding that we must abandon old, and often dangerous ways of thinking, and see the world for what it is, a fragile place that is home to all of us. And we all must have a common need to see it prosper. You were also an imminently likeable man, with a distinctive presence, and you left us much too soon, with so much left undone. Had you lived another ten or twenty years, who knows what you might have accomplished. Cosmos may be my favorite television series, and I've seen them all; never dated, as cogent and relevant today as it was when it was first recorded. I think of you and I am always sad knowing that your voice is now silent. Listening to your interviews and lectures, I always felt you were speaking directly to me. A gifted man, who made a major contribution to humankind. RIP
- Em
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
 

- Sharon
 Added: Oct. 30, 2014
 
Thank you for the memories, you will be missed
- john public
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014
 
Remembering Carl Sagan. Thank you for making science so interesting.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 25, 2014
 
"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
 

- Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014
 

- Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014
 

- Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014
 
respect
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014
 
I wish I had you as a science teacher in high school. If so, my professional career path would have been completely different. I was mesmerized while watching your original Cosmos series as a kid. I'm sure you would be enthralled with advancements in science, astronomy and space exploration. .........."The choice is with us still, but the civilization now in jeopardy is all humanity. As the ancient myth makers knew, we are children equally of the earth and the sky. In our tenure on this planet we've accumulated dangerous evolutionary baggage propensities for aggression and ritual, submission to leaders, hostility to outsiders all of which puts our survival in some doubt. But we've also acquired compassion for others, love for our children and desire to learn from history and experience, and a great soaring passionate intelligence the clear tools for our continued survival and prosperity. Which aspects of our nature will prevail is uncertain, particularly when our visions and prospects are bound to one small part of the small planet Earth. But up there in the immensity of the Cosmos, an inescapable perspective awaits us. There are not yet any obvious signs of extraterrestrial intelligence and this makes us wonder whether civilizations like ours always rush implacably, headlong, toward self-destruction. National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars. Travel is broadening.".........In remembrance of Carl Sagan from another on this pale blue dot. A great mind gone way too soon. Rest In Peace. <3
- pjk999pjk
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014
 

- Debi
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
 

- Debi
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
 
Billions and billions! REST IN PEACE
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
 
"There was a young lady called Bright who could travel much faster than light and she set out one day, in a relative way, and arrived on the previous night!" - Rodney Wines.... Dr. Sagan, you had a wonderful gift of sharing all that knowledge in a way that the average person could almost grasp and understand. Thank you - REST IN PEACE
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
 

- Bennett Turk
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
 
respect
- runawayuniverse
 Added: May. 19, 2014
 

- StrawberryGirl
 Added: May. 13, 2014
 

- Chemicalplant
 Added: May. 13, 2014
 

- Renee
 Added: Apr. 28, 2014
 

- StrawberryGirl
 Added: Apr. 27, 2014
 
Rest in Peace Dr. Sagan! Thank you very much for the positive influence your TV series Cosmos had on people including me.
- Bennett Turk
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
 
Thank you for your contributions to science.
- Lydia Javins
 Added: Apr. 9, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014
 
I have learned so much by accidently turning on your program. Hated science in school, love it now. Thank you
- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
 
Astronomer of the ages...
- AJT
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
 
Thank You Carl for The Cosmos. You would love the new show. You are missed by so many.
- Dawn
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
 

- Nancy Williford Bell
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
 
Neil Tyson did a marvelous job, but it just doesn't feel like Cosmos without you. You are so very missed!
- John Doran
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
 
THE NEW COSMOSTHANKS TO NEIL and ANN.YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED IT.
- IRVING PRESSER
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
 
Neil turned out world-class fantastic!! Thanks to both of you!
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
 
respect
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
 

- Gary Stevens
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
 

- Meriel✿Mary♥lee
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
 
Thank you for your inspiration to the beauties of the cosmos.
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
 

- Cherokee Rose
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
 

- Old Coot
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
 
I wish I was born at a time at which I could have reached out to you, Dr. Sagan. You inspire me tremendously with your wisdom and sense of wonder about the world and the universe itself. I will honor you in my science fiction, this I promise. Rest in Peace.
- Science Maiden
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
 
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