Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Happy Birthday, Carl

Sagan on the Cosmos set
Carl Sagan was born today in 1934, in Brooklyn.

I'm sure I don't have to say anything about him, but if I did, besides Cosmos and The Demon-Haunted World and The Dragons of Eden, I'd mention his insistence on putting cameras on space probes. Imagine Cassini without cameras...

He was a national treasure, no, a global - no, a specific treasure and he's missed.

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At 10:45 AM, November 09, 2011 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

Definitely global, anyway. He electrified us here in Britain as one of those rare souls who can combine an extraordinary degree of expert knowledge with an understanding of how to impart it to us dimwits. He is very much missed.


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