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Carl Edward Sagan
Carl Edward Sagan

Helping millions understand the solar system and our origins through his PBS series Cosmos, Carl Sagan was a highly popular educator, author and astronomer. His accompanying book was a bestseller for nearly a year and a half. In addition to helping educate the public, he had a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, Voyager and Galileo expeditions with NASA. Sagan was a pioneer of exobiology.…

Date of Birth: November 09, 1934
Date of Death: December 20, 1996


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Carl Edward Sagan

"Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history." Carl Edward Sagan
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"You have to know the past to understand the present." Carl Edward Sagan
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"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself" Carl Edward Sagan
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"A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge." Carl Edward Sagan
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"Are we an exceptionally unlikely accident or is the universe brimming over with intelligence? (It's) a vital question for understanding ourselves and our history," Carl Edward Sagan
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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?" Carl Edward Sagan
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"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition." Carl Edward Sagan
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"What's the harm of a little mystification? It sure beats boring statistical analyses." Carl Edward Sagan
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"They laughed at Galileo. They laughed at Newton. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown." Carl Edward Sagan
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"There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly all right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny." Carl Edward Sagan
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"We live at a moment when our relationships to each other, and to all other beings with whom we share this planet, are up for grabs." Carl Edward Sagan
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"When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions; that is the heart of science." Carl Edward Sagan
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"We have swept through all of the planets in the solar system, from Mercury to Neptune, in a historic 20 (to) 30 year age of spacecraft discovery," Carl Edward Sagan
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"We are star-stuff" Carl Edward Sagan
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"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." Carl Edward Sagan
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"The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be." Carl Edward Sagan
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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." Carl Edward Sagan
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"Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense" Carl Edward Sagan
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"Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we this way and not some other? What does it mean to be human? Are we capable, if need be, of fundamental change, or do the dead hands of forgotten ancestors impel us in some direction, indiscriminately for good or ill, and beyond our control? Can we alter our character? Can we improve our societies? Can we leave our children a world better than the one that was left to us? Can we free them from the demons that torment us and haunt our civilization? In the long run, are we wise enough to know what changes to make? Can we be trusted with our own future?" Carl Edward Sagan
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"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." Carl Edward Sagan
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"The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent." Carl Edward Sagan
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