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10 November 2010 @ 10:25 am
Timing is everything.  
When I mentioned him in yesterday's Writer's Block, I was entirely unaware of the fact that today would have been Unca Carl's 76th birthday.

I've linked to this before, but it's always worth revisiting:

...That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

Sternbunny, sharp pointy-teethed rabbitsternbunny on November 10th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
I want apple pie now...
ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 11th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
And in this Know Nothing era, how much I truly miss Carl Sagan. He's my posthumous hero and role model, someone who could truly communicate science to the masses and make them love it.
ebony14 on November 13th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
I like this one, personally. The video is excellently chosen and edited.