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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 PM

How many of you knew that tomorrow is Carl Sagan Day?

I found this: Carl Sagan Day

Very cool.

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Reply How many of you knew that tomorrow is Carl Sagan Day? (Original post)
derby378 Nov 2012 OP
Whisp Nov 2012 #1
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #2
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #3
lastlib Nov 2012 #5
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #7
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #16
StarryNite Nov 2012 #4
RebelOne Nov 2012 #6
stuntcat Nov 2012 #9
Greybnk48 Nov 2012 #10
pangaia Nov 2012 #11
Greybnk48 Nov 2012 #12
pangaia Nov 2012 #13
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #14
WillyT Nov 2012 #15
TM99 Nov 2012 #17
cbrer Nov 2012 #18

Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:33 PM

1. very cool. Sagan was one of the coolest ever. n./t

 

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:44 PM

2. Just read it on Facebook

I LOVED that guy.

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. who is carl sagan? nt

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:04 PM

5. Ye'r new on this here planet, ain'tcha?

http://www.biography.com/people/carl-sagan-9469191

(Happy Birthday, Carl! We miss you!)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:06 PM

7. lol sorry i didnt know

:p

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

8. i grew up in Europe, maybe that has something to do with it :)

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:05 PM

16. A truly great scientist-educator! He is sorely missed.

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:03 PM

4. Thank you!

I do now!

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:06 PM

6. Loved Carl Sagan and his books. n/t

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:28 PM

9. I know now!

Yay

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:30 PM

10. He and I share today as a birthday!!

November 9, but not the same year .

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. Wow, too cool.

When I taught at Ithaca College so many years ago, I used to eat at a Japanese Restaurant TOO frequently and hung out with the owner and his family. Carl would come in occasionally and we, and often others, would hang after closing and talk..and talk, and drink sake.(I forget if he drank also) . Of course Carl did most of the talking. :>
He was/is a treasure..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:33 PM

12. I have friends in Ithaca, and went and saw Carl Sagan's house

at the top of a beautiful waterfall (Ithaca falls I think).

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 PM

13. I think you are right.

Ithaca Falls is where Fall Creek goes over...
I never went to his house.
Ithaca is one of my favorite places...

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:45 PM

14. I did. One of our greatest contributions to the world (as if we had anything to do with it). n/t

 

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:56 PM

15. Look Again At That Dot...





Thank you Carl...


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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:40 PM

17. Brilliant Man!

Very cool. He introduced me to a lot of interesting scientific thinking as a young man.

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:56 PM

18. Prescient too..

 

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's, or grandchildren's time, when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few; and no one representing the public can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas, or knowledgeably question those in authority; when clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline,unable to distinguish what's true, and what feels good, we slide, almost imperceptibly, back into superstition and darkness".

I'm not suggesting this has come true, but one could make a hell of a "slippery slope" argument...

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