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Posted: 07 August 2012 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Carl Sagan’s message to future explorers of Mars will cold-clock you right in the touchy feelies

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“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”—Edith Sitwell

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Posted: 07 August 2012 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sagan is a hero of mine.  His writing gets me emotionally more often than any other author.

I’m sure you’ve all seen it before, but here it is again… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luAteAz3WQ0&feature=BFa&list=FL0BDBQa38R6Z9aHKyHG59Eg ... my favorite extended Sagan quote.

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It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.  Edmund Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons

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Posted: 07 August 2012 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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And I would have thought that those who made it to Mars did so because they lost (by the evolutionary process) their “deep nomadic impulse.”

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