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Wonder and Skepticism

Last night I suddenly wanted to listen to Carl Sagan’s last address to the Committee for the Scientific Investigation for Claims of the Paranormal (now known as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry).   I needed to hear Sagan’s voice, his … Continue reading

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Ad Astra Per Aspera

A reading from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, set to utterly perfect music. We were hunters and foragers — the frontier was everywhere. We were bounded only by the earth, and the ocean, and the sky. The open road still … Continue reading

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Varieties of Scientific Experience

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for Goded. Ann Druyan, © 2006304 pages In 1985, Carl Sagan delivered a series of lectures to the University of Glasgow on the general subject of natural theology, or … Continue reading

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Contact

Contact© 1985 Carl Sagan432 pages “We could be in the middle of an intergalactic conversation — and we wouldn’t even know.” – Michio Kaku, “Our Place in the Universe“. Dr. Eleanor Arroway, known as “Ellie” to her few intimates, is … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Connection

The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective© 1973 Carl Sagan273 pages Carl Sagan penned The Cosmic Connection in the interests of communicating his own exhilaration at the human exploration of space. He begins by expressing his appreciating for being alive when … Continue reading

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The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark © 1995 Carl Sagan 457 pages Carl Sagan’s Demon-Haunted World is a classic of the modern skeptical movement. I initially began to phrase that “will be considered”, but quickly changed … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (10/9)

Books this Update: Me of Little Faith, Lewis Black When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris Surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi Carl Sagan: A Life, Keay Davidson I began this week with Me of Little Faith, which is a book … Continue reading

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