Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Carl Sagan: The Demon Haunted World- Science as a Candle in the Dark.... a 1995 book by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, in which Sagan aims to explain the scientific method to laypeople, and to encourage people to learn critical and skeptical thinking. He explains methods to help distinguish between ideas that are considered valid science and those that can be considered pseudoscience. Sagan states that when new ideas are offered for consideration, they should be tested by means of skeptical thinking and should stand up to rigorous questioning.

Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World / Science As A Candle In The Dark
(FULL) Audiobook 
3 hours 54 minutes

Carl Sagan: Knowledge Is Preferable To Ignorance

“...the significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life's meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.”
Quote from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of the Human Future in Space”

"Pale Blue Dot”- Episode 1: "Wanderers"
40 minutes (good quality video)

Cosmos (1980) Epidode 1

Cosmos: Episodes 1-12

Cosmos Special Edition-
A special 6-part version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos series that aired in 1986. It featured material from the original 1980 series, plus newly shot material and a new dedicated soundtrack. 
Each episode is 44 minutes.
Episode One:
Episode Two:
Episode Three:
Episode Four:
Episode Five:
Episode Six: