Category Archives: carl sagan

Monday thought of the week: natural-born scientists

I’ve shared this thought before, but since yesterday was Carl Sagan‘s birthday (November 9, 1934–December 20, 1996), I felt compelled to share some words from him again. A thought: PT: You’ve said that when you were growing up you didn’t … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: curiosity-driven science

A thought: Cutting off fundamental, curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: pale blue dot

A thought:   From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: natural-born scientists

A thought: PT: You’ve said that when you were growing up you didn’t realize somebody could do science for a living. You envisioned being a salesman or something and doing science on weekends and evenings. It’s all too rare that … Continue reading

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We are all connected: chemically, ecologically, and evolutionarily

Getting outside and exploring nature is great, but how do you make it personal? As a science-minded person, I think of having a connection to nature in several ways, and I share these views with Patrick as we are out … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: the views of others

A thought: By asking these questions [about an oak tree] we point ourselves toward observation and discovery. We actually know very little of the world, even of what surrounds us every day. It is worth taking the time to think … Continue reading

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Happy Carl Sagan Day!

Whether November 6th or 9th, Happy Carl Sagan Day! No better way to remember a more eloquent voice for science on what would have been his 76th birthday than sharing this video: Or, watching the entirety of Cosmos on Hulu, here.

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