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27 Jul 2011, 9:11 am

Here is Carl Sagan's -Pale Blue Dot-

http://www.scienceandatheism.com/2011/0 ... -blue-dot/


The best thing about it is he is not trying to sing like a whale.

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27 Jul 2011, 11:24 am

How come YOU can get away with this when I mention I don't care for him and get piled on?

THIS link makes me REALLY glad I cannot usefully pull in web videos. I saw as much as I need of him [till the collapse of the casmowse] on TV.



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27 Jul 2011, 3:22 pm

Philologos wrote:
How come YOU can get away with this when I mention I don't care for him and get piled on?

THIS link makes me REALLY glad I cannot usefully pull in web videos. I saw as much as I need of him [till the collapse of the casmowse] on TV.


It is in re-runs. Be shown again billyuns and billyuns of times.

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27 Jul 2011, 3:38 pm

ruveyn wrote:
http://www.scienceandatheism.com/2011/07/26/carl-sagans-pale-blue-dot/


"Consider seeing the Earth from this distance; it may not seem so important from that vantage point" ...

Unless one had enough knowledge of even Newtonian physics to be able to calculate it's mass and orbit radius, and analyzed the light reflected off of its surface and noticed we had not only water, oxygen, nitrogen, but also bio-molecules and from the light emitted from the planet that we have sodium lights and other artificial sources of electromagnetic radiation.



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27 Jul 2011, 8:25 pm

iamnotaparakeet wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
http://www.scienceandatheism.com/2011/07/26/carl-sagans-pale-blue-dot/


"Consider seeing the Earth from this distance; it may not seem so important from that vantage point" ...

Unless one had enough knowledge of even Newtonian physics to be able to calculate it's mass and orbit radius, and analyzed the light reflected off of its surface and noticed we had not only water, oxygen, nitrogen, but also bio-molecules and from the light emitted from the planet that we have sodium lights and other artificial sources of electromagnetic radiation.


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Ay - http://www.afriprov.org/index.php/afric ... -1998.html

We think we are intelligent. We think we are among the species known to us the special ones. We think because we are alive life needs to be like us.

I am prepared to believe we and our planet are special. Even unique. I am prepared to believe we are to the savages of Beta Cygni 24 as flies to bored schoolboys. But unless and until we go there or they come here, we still think our mother serves gourmet meals. Unless we are Carl Sagan, I guess.