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Astronomer Jill Tarter on the Ongoing Search for Extraterrestrial Life and How She Inspired Carl Sagan’s Novel-Turned-Film <em>Contact</em>
Astronomer Jill Tarter on the Ongoing Search for Extraterrestrial Life and How She Inspired Carl Sagan’s Novel-Turned-Film Contact

The importance of playing the long game in life, be it extraterrestrial or earthly.

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From Galileo to Sagan, Famous Scientists on the Art of Wonder, the Mystery of the Universe, and the Heart of Science
From Galileo to Sagan, Famous Scientists on the Art of Wonder, the Mystery of the Universe, and the Heart of Science

“It would be a very dull universe for any intelligent being were everything of importance to be known.”

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Varieties of Scientific Experience: Carl Sagan on Science and God
Varieties of Scientific Experience: Carl Sagan on Science and God

“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from, we will have failed.”

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We Are Singing Stardust: Carl Sagan on the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Message and How the Golden Record Was Born
We Are Singing Stardust: Carl Sagan on the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Message and How the Golden Record Was Born

“We [are] a species endowed with hope and perseverance, at least a little intelligence, substantial generosity and a palpable zest to make contact with the cosmos.”

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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking
The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.

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Do Something Meaningful: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan
Do Something Meaningful: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan

“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others?”

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