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Reads tagged with “Carl Sagan”

Carl Sagan’s Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning
Carl Sagan’s Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning

“Whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”

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Carl Sagan’s Reading List
Carl Sagan’s Reading List

Reverse-engineering one of the greatest minds of all time by his information diet.

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Carl Sagan on Books
Carl Sagan on Books

How to reach across the millennia and access magic.

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The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love
The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love

A thousand billion years of love, or what the vastness of space has to do with eternal mixtapes.

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7 Must-Read Books on Time
7 Must-Read Books on Time

What the second law of thermodynamics has to do with Saint Augustine, landscape art, and graphic novels.

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A Three-Movement Choral Suite Based on Carl Sagan
A Three-Movement Choral Suite Based on Carl Sagan

“Something incredible is waiting to be known.”

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The Two Pillars of the Sensible and Sensitive Mind: Carl Sagan on Mastering the Vital Balance of Skepticism and Openness
The Two Pillars of the Sensible and Sensitive Mind: Carl Sagan on Mastering the Vital Balance of Skepticism and Openness

Fine-tuning the machinery of distinguishing the valid from the non-valid.

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What Is Science? From Feynman to Sagan to Asimov to Curie, an Omnibus of Definitions
What Is Science? From Feynman to Sagan to Asimov to Curie, an Omnibus of Definitions

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

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A Painting of Cancer Cells Inspired by Carl Sagan
A Painting of Cancer Cells Inspired by Carl Sagan

What supernovas have to do with cancer cells.

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Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Academics on God
Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Academics on God

Decoding divinity, or what the great intellectuals of our time have to say about science and spirituality.

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