Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Carl Sagan, Jeddak of the Cosmos

"I can remember as a child reading with breathless fascination the Mars novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. . . . I can remember spending many an hour in my boyhood, arms resolutely outstretched in an empty field, imploring what I believed to be Mars to transport me there."
-Carl Sagan (1934-1996)


  1. Sagan was a great science educator and a voice for reason in a world that so desperately needs it.

    He will be missed.

  2. Carl Sagan rocks! I have the DVD set of Cosmos and many of his books. I remember that quote from when I was a child of 9 or so, and when I was an adult I read the book Cosmos and was thoroughly entranced, especially by that quote.

    I wish I'd been able to meet him...

  3. Grew up on that guy! Cosmos was my fave read of the early 80's.

  4. Carl Sagan is a science educator. He even defended Velikovsky. Here's the Youtube link -