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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. ---->>>

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception. ---->>>

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ---->>>

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. ---->>>

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ---->>>

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. ---->>>

When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it. ---->>>

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. ---->>>

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. ---->>>

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. ---->>>

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. ---->>>

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-09, 1934
Birthplace:
Die: 12-20, 1996
Occupation: Scientist
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Carl Edward Sagan (; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator (wikipedia)