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Friday, November 09, 2012

Carl! Carl! Carl!

Today is Carl Sagan's birthday. He will forever be one of my greatest heroes.


2 comments:

Leeds man said...

There are some things I can't forgive Sagan for. He introduced me to the godawful Drake equation. He thought that beings capable of interstellar travel must be benign, and (I guess related) that sending out "Yoohoo we're here!" messages was a great idea.

If he did indeed make astronomy and science in general more accessible, maybe those quibbles can be forgiven.

Leeds man said...

Some things I cannot forgive Sagan for. He introduced me to the godawful Drake equation. He thought that beings capable of interstellar travel must be benign, and (I guess related) that it's a good idea to broadcast "Yoohoo we're here!" messages.

Still, if he made a real impact popularizing astronomy and science in general, those quibbles may be forgivable (pending first contact).