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Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other
Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other

“A good scientific theory shines its light, revealing the world’s fearful symmetry. And its failure is also a success, as it shows us where to look next.”

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The Math of Love: Calculating the Odds of Finding Your Soulmate
The Math of Love: Calculating the Odds of Finding Your Soulmate

The science of why there are roughly 871 special someones for you out there.

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Happy Birthday, Voyager 1: An Animated Adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot
Happy Birthday, Voyager 1: An Animated Adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

“The aggregate of our joy and suffering…every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization…every young couple in love…lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

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Cosmic Pastoral: Diane Ackerman’s Poems for the Planets, Which Carl Sagan Sent Timothy Leary in Prison
Cosmic Pastoral: Diane Ackerman’s Poems for the Planets, Which Carl Sagan Sent Timothy Leary in Prison

“I’m stricken by the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else.”

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Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated in Motion Graphics
Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated in Motion Graphics

“That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.”

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Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971
Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971

“It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality.”

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