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Hard sci-fi/philosophy/culture: The late scientific genius Carl Sagan (through the mouthpiece of protagonist Ellie) contemplates an event in which real-life SETI-project satellites encounter evidence of extra-terrestrial life. How would scientists react? How would governments act? How would the world as a global community act? What philosophical questions would it raise for our place in the cosmos?

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from high heels and high notes

365 days in my shoes Day 309

Only an incredible book can take you on a journey like no other. And it can take you there again and again.

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63. CARL SAGAN: Books are awesome Books = Time Travel Yet another instance of Carl Sagan hitting the nail right on the head...and the reason why you should watch Cosmos

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from io9

Here's Carl Sagan's original essay on the dangers of climate change

Cosmos by Carl Sagan [favorite quote: The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interior of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.]

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"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of inflicting pain and remedying it." -Albus Dumbledore

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"One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time." - Carl Sagan #quote #books #reading

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from Etsy

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known 8x10 print

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