"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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TIL Sagan gets a lot of hate.

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." — Howard W. Newton by magnora7 in quotes

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I think when approaching a statement which you feel is not factual, the goal should be to enlighten and not to invalidate. No one likes to be told their opinion or statement is wrong, they then feel the need to defend. State things in a way that doesn't attack the person/statement, and isn't being said to inflate one's own ego. And be open to the fact that you might be wrong.

I am everyone by Dr_Funkenstein in SaidIt

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So, it's possible that you are me.

"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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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.