15 Mind Blowing Quotes From The Amazing Carl Sagan…

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Carl Edward Sagan is an American scientist known for his various masterpieces, including the Cosmos. He contributed so much to the world of astrology and science, and surely made science more appealing to thousands of others. Here are some of his fantastic quotes.

1. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

2. “The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline; one with three matches, the other with five.”

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

4. “Not explaining science seems to me perverse. When you're in love, you want to tell the world.”

5. We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”

6. “The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”

7. “I don’t want to believe, I want to know…”

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

9. “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

10. “If we can't think for ourselves; if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us.”

11. “Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth, and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”

12. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth.”

13. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

14. “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”

15. And the ever famous passage from the Pale Blue Dot:

“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 suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

BONUS: "Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Of course we remembered him!

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