Something for Thursday

Eighty-nine years ago today, Carl Sagan was born.

Sagan is one of the true giants of my life, the people whose work shaped me into who I am today. A very large part of how I view the world comes from him and his commitment to skeptical rationalism always leavened with captivated wonder.

Listen to his words as he reflects on the image of Earth taken by one of the Voyager spacecraft, when it was so far away that it’s just another pinpoint of light in what looks like a starfield.


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