Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

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Johnnnnn
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Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

Post by Johnnnnn » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:41 am

This is a good read for anyone interested in astronomy...

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Cosmos : The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilisation,
by Carl Sagan
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Post by ctr » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:27 am

I recently watched the entire series on DVD... Powerful Stuff! Carl Sagan is missed.
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Post by artyfarty » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:22 pm

I particularly enjoy this short movie narrated by Carl Sagan - Click Here
A little boy prayed for a bike. Then he realised God doesn't work that way so he stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

Carl Sagan - The Pale Blue Dot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M
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Post by sharon » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:30 pm

The Cosmos films are available online. The link for the 1st one in the series is here. I have never watched them before, but have frequently heard about how fantastic they are. I think my evening entertainment is sorted for a few nights to come.

Isn't the internet great!
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Post by artyfarty » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:43 pm

Praise the Lord for inventing the Internet :twisted:
A little boy prayed for a bike. Then he realised God doesn't work that way so he stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

Carl Sagan - The Pale Blue Dot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M
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Post by Johnnnnn » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:14 am

sharon wrote:The Cosmos films are available online. The link for the 1st one in the series is here.
Thanks for the link. I have not seen the series, so I am looking forward to watching it. :D
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Re: Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

Post by eoinyk1 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:51 pm

I'm reading the sequel, Pale Blue Dot. Powerful stuff, especially first few chapters.


"There is in this Universe much of what seems to be design. But instead, we repeatedly discover that natural processes - collisional selection of worlds, say, or natural selection of gene pools, or even the convection pattern in a pot of boiling water - can extract order out of chaos, and deceive us into deducing purpose where there is none.

"The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life's meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable.

"If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal."
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Re: Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

Post by Atticus Bickle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:50 pm

I have the TV series on DVD. Classic. Only Bronowski's The Ascent of Man comes close.

Do the books keep with the TV series or do they offer more?
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