CARL E. SAGAN – Carl Edward Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences.

“We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.”
Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan’s UChicago Yearbook Picture-Former Resident of Room 141 in Dodd House, Burton Judson.

Carl Sagan’s UChicago Yearbook Picture-Former Resident of Room 141 in Dodd House, Burton Judson.

“Life is but a momentary glimpse into the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it makes me sad to see so many people dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.” – Carl Sagan


Born: November 9, 1934, Brooklyn
Died: December 20, 1996, Seattle
Spouse: Ann Druyan (m. 1981–1996), Linda Salzman Sagan (m. 1968–1981), Lynn Margulis (m. 1957–1965)
Education: University of Chicago (1960), University of Chicago (1956), More
Movies and TV shows: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
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Key Words : Reverse-engineering
Pale Blue Dot

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Courtesy to :http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/07/11/carl-sagan-reading-list/
Success,” “depends on sufficient knowledge of the special subject, and a variety of extraneous knowledge to produce new and original combinations of ideas.”[[concluded this 1942 anatomy of inspiration]].
Few are the heroes of modern history more “successful” and inspired than the great Carl Sagan, and his 1954 reading list, part of his papers recently acquired by the Library of Congress, speaks to precisely this blend of wide-angle, cross-disciplinary curiosity and focused, in-field expertise — and is balanced with a healthy approach to reading and “non-reading”, with some books read “in whole” and others “in part.” (Sagan, as we know, was an avid advocate of books.)Besides books immediately relevant to Sagan’s work as a scientist and educator in cosmology and astrophysics, he took great care to also touch on history, philosophy, religion, the arts, social science, and psychology. A small but revealing sample,
fodder for your own cognitive bookshelf:
lf:

Extraordinary Popular Delusions (public library; public domain) by Charles Mackay
The Uses of the Past: Profiles of Former Societies (public library) by Herbert Joseph Muller
The Immoralist (public library) by André Gide
Education for Freedom (public library) by Robert Maynard Hutchins (Chapter One: “The Autobiography of an Uneducated Man”)
Young Archimedes and Other Stories (public library) by Aldous Huxley
Timaeus (public library; public domain) by Plato
Who Speaks for Man? (public library) by Norman Cousins
The Republic (public library; public domain) by Plato
The History of Western Philosophy (public library) by W. T. Jones
But We Were Born Free (public library) by Elmer Holmes Davis

Vedio Link :
Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot

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LINKS :http://www.carlsagan.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Demon-Haunted_World
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billions_and_Billions:_Thoughts_on_Life_and_Death_at_the_Brink_of_the_Millennium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot_(book)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dragons_of_Eden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_(novel)

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