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bart michiels, The Course Of History. Michiels went back to famous battle sites decades later to photograph what was once an epic moment in the course of history and is now just a beautiful place. If it wasn't for the titles given to the pictures, I doubt I would ever guess the historical significance of it, yet maybe that's where the strength of the image lays. Reinforcing Carl Segan's words “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever”.

from Friendly Atheist

How Carl Sagan Talked to His Daughter About Death

“We are the product of 4.5 billion years of fortuitous, slow biological evolution. There is no reason to think that the evolutionary process has stopped. Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation.” Dr. Carl Sagan


Carl Segan on Voyager 1's photo of Earth from the edge of the solar system - 4 billion miles away.