Tag Archive for Carl Sagan

A World Without Borders: A Pale Blue Dot

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Look again at that dot. That’s here. 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. The aggregate of our joy and…

This Island Earth

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Some mornings, when the air is particularly clear, or the sunrises particularly grand, I take a brief moment to reflect on the grandeur of mere existence. I don’t do it enough, but how could I possibly give All of Existence its due credit…

The Big Blog Exchange

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My longtime readers may have noticed a change to the look of my blog this weekend, in the form of a rather flashy, somewhat annoying, repetitive banner, encouraging you to vote for this site on the Big Blog Exchange. If…

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

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When a celebrity dies these days, Facebook is almost always the bearer of bad news. Today was no exception, as I learned of Neil Armstrong’s passing from a post on the social network. Unlike with other celebrities, only a handful…