Carl Sagan

1934 - 1996

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on animals, mercy, and fairness

Humans - who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals - have an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain..  A sharp distinction between humans and "animals" is essential is we are to bend them to our will, wear them, eat them - without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: sunbeams

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on creation, wonder, and thinking

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on creation, thinking, and wonder

Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on thinking and creation

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

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on life, creation, and manifestion of reality

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on carl sagan inspiration physics science future

Goddard represented a unique combination of visionary dedication and technological brilliance. He studied physics because he needed physics to get to Mars. In reading the notebooks of Robert Goddard, I am struck by how powerful his exploratory and scientific motivations were – and how influental speculative ideas, even erroneous ones, can be on the shaping of the future.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: Broca's Brain

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on skeptic

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Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: Cosmos

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on future, vision, children, and dreams

The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on vegan, compassion, love, spirituality, morality, ethics, truth, justice, environment, ecology, god, and enlightenment

All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarrassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: The Demon-Haunted World

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on arguments, being wrong, science, politics, and religion

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know, that's a really good argument, my position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds, and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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