Carl Sagan waxes poetic

I can’t help myself, I just love reading the things Sagan says, here is one of my favorites;

Look again at 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 a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Carl Sagan

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4 responses to “Carl Sagan waxes poetic

  1. I love Carl Sagan.
    I’m lucky enough to have grown up with the original series of Cosmos. That and the original Star Trek, **cough, cough,admitting to old age,cough**, was my introduction to astronomy. He had a distinctive voice that I can still hear it when I think of him describing the billions of stars in the universe.

    • Have you heard the ‘symphony of science’ songs? They use Sagan all the time. I have also watched the original Cosmos (although not when originally aired) and they are so grand, yet so simple.

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