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For fans of Carl Sagan's writings and productions like Cosmos and The Demon Haunted World. No one else in recent memory did more to bring science to the masses than Sagan. Join a group of others who enjoy his work!

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The Eternally Curious Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan had a curious mind for his entire life. In his book The Demon Haunted World he lamented the death of curiosity in high school students that he attributed in part to parents' obsession with either having an answer or making a question sound stupid when asked by their children.

Despite his critics, many in the scientific community itself, Sagan brought the human story of science to people, recognizing the responsibility to educate people in a way that spoke first to their humanity and second to their logic. We will do well to emulate this approach in the 21st century as we contend with all manners of illogic and unreason that he warned of in The Demon Haunted World.

His PBS series Cosmos still stands alone as a pinnacle of achievement in science communication. I wrote an essay for the ten-year-anniversary of his death entitled "The Eternally Curious Carl Sagan". You can read it here:

http://joshuagough.blogspot.com/2007/06/eternally-curious-carl-sagan.html

Sagan reading a passage from his book Pale Blue Dot

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Comment by Hugo on August 6, 2008 at 4:38pm
Reading Demon Haunted World now ... and loving it!
Comment by Jude Johnson on August 5, 2008 at 9:42am
Carl Sagan was one of the most brilliant, charismatic people of our time. And he is dearly missed.
Comment by Fizzy on August 4, 2008 at 5:11pm
We need more science popularizers with distinctive voices and elocution like Sagan's.
Comment by Laura on August 1, 2008 at 11:42pm
I really love Sagan's work. "Contact" is a great work of fiction. "The Demon Haunted World" is one of my favourites, as is "Billions and Billions", the book of essays he put together just before he died. That man left a wonderful legacy.
Comment by Dawn Meggison on July 24, 2008 at 1:56pm
One of my favorite books by Carl Sagan was "Dragons of Eden". I've read it three times and I feel like reading it again.
Comment by Parallax on July 21, 2008 at 10:41pm
w00t!!
 

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