Friday, November 6, 2009

Carl Sagan Day

Saturday November 7, 2009 would have been Carl Sagan's 75th birthday and in celebration Broward University is hosting the 1st annual Carl Sagan Day. Sagan, who died of cancer in 1996, was best known for his amazing "Cosmos" series on PBS, his many books (The Pale Blue Dot, Contact, The Demon Haunted World, etc) and his tireless championing of science, research and education. What really distinguished Sagan was his ability to relate vastly complicated theories and ideas in terms that are not only understandable but profoundly poetic. His scientific genius was unquestionable, but this talent of illumination and his sheer capability to inspire makes him peerless in his field. This clip is a great of example of his eloquence. Happy Birthday Mr. Sagan!

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