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[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

TIL Sagan gets a lot of hate.

[–]EndlessSunflowers 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Yeah wtf is going on here, lol

I think some people have been bamboozled too long, LOL

Dr_Funkenstein hates "the amazing wonders of science!" and Quasiman has obviously never seen the original Cosmos

[–]MobiusRacetrack 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah people tend to forget Dr. Sagan was not only one of the best and brightest amongst his peers at the time, but also a first rate writer, presenter and lecturer.

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Carl Sagan, Black Science Guy, Bill Nye... they're all the same.

Actors. Show business. Phony smiles. Bland reassurances. TV personalities.

[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I always got the feeling he wasn't trying to sell "the truth," he was pushing people to question, which is the very essence of science. True science won't stop and accept an absolute certainty, because it always is questioning itself.

And yes, he was a TV personality and while one shouldn't buy what tv is selling, I just never felt that he was disingenuous. But I could be wrong.