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One of the reasons why I will always admire him
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'The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.'
          -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996

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It is, he was an amazing man, difficult apparently, but he brought science to the people when other scientists weren't so very sure that was a good idea. He thought that the more we know, the better able we would be to make informed decisions. I think he's right.

That is a great quote! I still remember his voice so clearly...
"Billions and billions!" :)

I can hear his voice perfectly also, I must have watched 'Cosmos' 2 or 3 times. I even read his bio. Amazing to think he's been gone 15 years. Your icon is perfect.

Exactly. Love what Carl said and love the icon.

I know, perfectly said and thanks, I have this very cool Christmas ornament that looks almost like it and yours works very well also.

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