This is pretty nice. A short video by Erik Wernquist showing humans in various locations around the solar system, with a voiceover from Carl Sagan, always guaranteed to enrich the sense of wonder. via Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist on Vimeo. h/t Alex Parker
Neal DeGrasse Tyson did an interview with HuffPost on the upcoming Cosmos series. I suspect we'll see more of these before the weeks out. Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson--way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the … Continue reading Why Revive ‘Cosmos?’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed
This article on Carl Sagan has been up for several days, so many of you might have seen it already, but I just got around to reading it today. I was a Sagan fan, so I enjoyed it a great deal. It's an excellent profile of what he believed and accomplished. It also gives a … Continue reading Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable
If you’re a multiverse skeptic, you should know that there are many potential weaknesses in the case for parallel universes, and I hope you’ll find my cataloging of these weaknesses below useful. To identify these weaknesses in the pro-multiverse arguments, we first need to review what the arguments are. via Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense? … Continue reading Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb5tdqplTqQ This is a trailer promo for the remake of 'Cosmos', the Carl Sagan classic from the early 80s. I remember watching the original Cosmos on PBS. It was, in many ways, a major eye opening event for me. Sagan had a knack for communicating the sheer wonder of science. I'm a fan of Neal … Continue reading A trailer for Cosmos
There are currently a lot of books on the market which deal with the question of God. Most of them are either polemical, apologetic, or philosophically dense. One that often gets overlooked is Carl Sagan's book, The Variety of Scientific Experience. This book is a transcript of Sagan's Gifford lectures in the 80s, edited by Sagan's … Continue reading The Varieties Of Scientific Experience