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20. Yes, a good one. I went looking for quotes from Carl Sagan,
Mon Dec 21, 2015, 03:45 PM
Dec 2015

and found some of the wonderful ones I vaguely remembered, but I searched "science" too, and was really struck by how many of the quoted philosophers are people of science who've spent much of their lives looking to the cosmos.

Neil Degrasse Tyson totally charmed and impressed me when I heard him mention that he never steps outside without looking up at the sky. How terrific is that?

“I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Politics is losing the white cat in the dark room and claiming it's black Proserpina Dec 2015 #1
Snort bigwillq Dec 2015 #2
+1 Buzz Clik Dec 2015 #3
Reality is being trapped in a dark room with a pissed off bobcat. hunter Dec 2015 #4
Been there, done that, got the scars to prove it! Thanks for the laugh! Proserpina Dec 2015 #5
Glad it arrived safely ThoughtCriminal Dec 2015 #7
. hunter Dec 2015 #13
I Like It ProfessorGAC Dec 2015 #6
THAT's not a cat. That's Pikachu in black and white. Octafish Dec 2015 #8
that *is* how the "science" route usually ends up MisterP Dec 2015 #9
Leave the flashlight off jdadd Dec 2015 #11
funny thing is, the creator doesn't seem aware of that obvious joke MisterP Dec 2015 #14
I learned that in civics at Communist Martyrs High School. Octafish Dec 2015 #17
hey, even I Bernard Cohen managed to mix up "superstitious" and "Commie" MisterP Dec 2015 #21
. GeeNeeUs Dec 2015 #10
Love it! valerief Dec 2015 #12
Errr, you sure that is #7,548,922? Tab Dec 2015 #15
That'll teach me to proofread!! DFW Dec 2015 #18
Like it, DFW! Hortensis Dec 2015 #16
Asimov was brilliant, had few peers in the candlepower department. DFW Dec 2015 #19
Yes, a good one. I went looking for quotes from Carl Sagan, Hortensis Dec 2015 #20
Excellent! Scuba Dec 2015 #23
K&R smirkymonkey Dec 2015 #22
Budhism is like being in a dark room with a black cat and asking bhikkhu Dec 2015 #24
I usually refrain from burdening the DU boards with this kind of thing DFW Dec 2015 #25
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