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Carl Sagan Appreciation Thread
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 07:00 | Message # 1
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I know that there are quite a few people on the forum who are Carl Sagan fans and whose lives he has fundamentally influenced. This thread is here to discuss all things Carl Sagan-related and/or share how Sagan has influenced your life (to conform to the forum rules, please no drug references).



To kick things off, here's a very inspiring story of how Carl Sagan dealt with an aspiring astrophysicist named Neil deGrasse Tyson smile






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Antza2Date: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 07:10 | Message # 2
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I actually first heard Carl Sagan a few months ago, but judging by his documentary series, he seemed like an awesome guy.
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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 07:26 | Message # 3
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I actually first heard Carl Sagan a few months ago, but judging by his documentary series, he seemed like an awesome guy.

Yup, the best. It would be difficult to name a greater man in recent history (though that of course depends on the criteria by which you judge greatness).

In continuing the theme of adding Sagan-themed media, here's a picture of a Carl Sagan paper doll I put together (I don't normally do things like this, but hey, it's Carl Sagan!)


Download from artist's page: http://obviouslycloe.deviantart.com/gallery....d47hrt1





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Thursday, 30.08.2012, 07:52
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 09:41 | Message # 4
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Its not a Carl Sagan thread without



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Edit:

Also Sagan series is pretty good













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Edited by DoctorOfSpace - Thursday, 30.08.2012, 09:48
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 11:40 | Message # 5
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Also Sagan series is pretty good

The Sagan Series is phenomenal. I have all of them as local copies on my hard drive smile





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 13:59 | Message # 6
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I read his last book, A Demon Haunted World, a couple years ago. That was quite a good read.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 14:44 | Message # 7
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I read his last book, A Demon Haunted World, a couple years ago. That was quite a good read.

Indeed it was, although technically his last book was Billions and Billions. I actually never finished reading The Demon-Haunted World (I don't have the attention span to read like I used to sad ) but I would absolutely recommend it to anyone and everyone who can read English.

Continuing with the Sagan-themed media, in case no one here knows about it, there's a music project by John Boswell called "Symphony of Science", and the first several songs/videos prominently featured Carl Sagan. I highly recommend this as well.

The first was "A Glorious Dawn" (which I also own on vinyl happy ):


I also own a Glorious Dawn t-shirt:


Clicking on the picture above links to where you can buy the shirt, in case anyone wants it.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Friday, 23.08.2013, 01:35
 
OrbitalResonanceDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 15:12 | Message # 8
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(though that of course depends on the criteria by which you judge greatness


A benign and humble man who wants the best for his sophont species.




























"We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers" - Carl Sagan

Edited by OrbitalResonance - Thursday, 30.08.2012, 15:18
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 03:42 | Message # 9
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although technically his last book was Billions and Billions.

I didn't know that, will have to look into it. I've always heard and been told his last book was A Demon Haunted World as he died shortly after.

I still have this bookmarked, every episode of Cosmos is on youtube.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 04:28 | Message # 10
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I've always heard and been told his last book was A Demon Haunted World as he died shortly after.

I had thought so too when I bought it, then I looked it up and found out that there was one more, though it wasn't published until after he died.

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I still have this bookmarked, every episode of Cosmos is on youtube.

You should post those links in the Documentaries thread smile





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 04:32 | Message # 11
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though it wasn't published until after he died.


That explains it.

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You should post those links in the Documentaries thread


I posted a link to a site that has all of these and more though. That was how I found it on youtube.

Site I posted page on Cosmos

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/cosmos/





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Edited by DoctorOfSpace - Friday, 31.08.2012, 04:37
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 05:04 | Message # 12
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Site I posted page on Cosmos

I saw the site (already went there and watched some things), but I'm such a huge proponent of Cosmos that I wanted to give it special attention smile If I could I would make it mandatory that every human watch that show.

I'm actually surprised that more people haven't posted in this thread, I know we have more Sagan fans than this on the forum.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Friday, 31.08.2012, 05:05
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 05:24 | Message # 13
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I know we have more Sagan fans than this on the forum.


It may be that there are fewer regular visiting members though.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 05:47 | Message # 14
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It may be that there are fewer regular visiting members though.

True





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FCCDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 06:36 | Message # 15
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He was a really inspiring scientist, his works really made me feel his passion for life and learning.
My first approach to his work was reading The Demon-Haunted World.
 
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