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Tue Apr 30, 2013, 08:08 PM

I loved this...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. That is really beautiful and true, my dear babylonsister!

Thank you...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 08:15 PM

2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 08:17 PM

3. I love it too.

It is so true. I do feel as if I can hear the author, or the characters created by the author, speaking.

I have often wished that I could write a book, to put my feelings and thoughts out there for future generations. Allowing someone to feel your feelings must be incredible.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:43 PM

4. I love the last line, babylonsister!

"Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic."

All beautifully said by Carl Sagan.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:08 PM

5. Oh, my! Beautiful indeed!

I'm gonna print this off and put it next to my computer. Then I'm gonna share it with my critique group.

God, I miss Carl. What a blessing he was!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:22 PM

6. We so desperately need a new Sagan to save science from the politicans and idiots.

His loss was great when it happened, but I think its felt all the more acutely in times like these, when crass, bought-and-paid-for politicians across the right (and sadly even within the left at times) spew mindless drivel and attempt to shroud science in an unseemly cloak of doubt.

Science is its own self-correcting mechanism and the influx of politicians and asshats like the Kochs into the discourse only cheapens it and does nothing to advance human knowledge and understanding. What those two fucktards and the bastards who are either like them or simply worship them do is make all of us less than we could be and all in the name of increasing already ridiculous fortunes of material wealth.

Its refreshing to know that 100 years from now, no one will remember either Charles or David Koch as anything beyond a foot note to history, but men like Hawking, or Sagan or Pauling or Hubble will be known to history for the knowledge and understanding they brought into the light during their lives. Its the difference between contributing to something greater than one's self and exploiting everyone around you to enrich yourself. On their deathbeds, I just hope this realization crashes down on both of the subhuman brothers Koch...but even if it does not, I take solace in the fact that theirs is just a cautionary tale of a life wasted and opportunity lost.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #6)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:56 PM

12. Thank you. You are smart. I love that. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 06:30 AM

7. Beautiful indeed! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 06:47 AM

8. Carl Sagan? But he died. How can I hear him talking in my head?

Trippy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 08:20 AM

9. I love this too! Our minds continue to communicate though our bodies are gone or far away.

We create the collective consciousness--a vibrant network of minds motivated by the hearts and emotions of the source person/s.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 09:34 AM

10. Not only was Sagan a scientist and a teacher, he was a poet.

"This is what hydrogen atoms do, given 15 billion years of evolution."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:39 PM

11. Is it a work of art entitled, "Fuck you, Carl Sagan."? (nt)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2013, 02:40 PM

13. Who could guess he was an epic stoner?



That's a great quote whether or not it was chemically enhanced.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 02:53 AM

14. Great quote! I'll have to file that one away for later use...

nt

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