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Carl Sagan
(1934-1996) born on
Nov 09
US astronomer. He provided insight in the origin of life by producing amino acids in a mixture of chemicals irradiated by ultraviolet light; wrote "Contact."
         
   
F
One of the greatest gifts adults can give -- to their offspring and to their society -- is to read to children.

R
Except for children (who don't know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spendtime wondering why nature is the way it is . . .
A
It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.
N
Philosophers and scientists confidently offer up traits said to be uniquely human, and the monkeys and apes casually knock them down -- toppling the pretension that humans constitute some sort of biological aristocracy among the beings on Earth.
K
We live at a moment when our relationships to each other, and to all other beings with whom we share this planet, are up for grabs.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Parade," 6 Mar 1994 with Ann Druyan.
R: Introduction to "A Brief History of Time," by Stephen Hawking.
A: "Broca's Brain," 1979.
N: with Ann Druyan.
K: with Ann Druyan.
   


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