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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #sagan

Interviewer: "Didn't [Sagan] want to believe?" Druyan: "He didn't want to believe. He wanted to know.

Ann Druyan

#astronomy #atheism #carl-sagan #science #science

Observation: I can't see a thing. Conclusion: Dinosaurs.

Carl Sagan

#sagan #skepticism #humor

Arguments from authority carry little weight – authorities have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.

Carl Sagan

#carl-sagan #science #science

There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.

Carl Sagan


The fact is that far more crime and child abuse has been committed by zealots in the name of God, Jesus and Mohammed than has ever been committed in the name of Satan. Many people don’t like that statement, but few can argue with it.

Carl Sagan


If you are searching for sacred knowledge and not just a palliative for your fears, then you will train yourself to be a good skeptic.

Ann Druyan

#positivism #sagan #science #skepticism #theology

Cutting off fundamental, curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the winters to come?

Carl Sagan

#sagan #science #wonder #science

It takes a fearless, unflinching love and deep humility to accept the universe as it is. The most effective way he knew to accomplish that, the most powerful tool at his disposal, was the scientific method, which over time winnows out deception. It can't give you absolute truth because science is a permanent revolution, always subject to revision, but it can give you successive approximations of reality.

Ann Druyan

#carl-sagan #cosmos #fearless #humanity #humility

I have loved to the point of madness. That, which is called madness. That, which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Françoise Sagan


The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.

Carl Sagan

#humor #reason #sagan #war #humor

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