Quote by Carl Sagan : “Science is not only compatible”

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So […]

Quote by Carl Sagan : “Science is a way of”

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge – Carl Sagan

Quote by Carl Sagan : “A blade of grass is”

A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being? – Carl Sagan

Quote by Carl Sagan : “When a religious couple wrote”

[When a religious couple wrote to Sagan about fulfilled prophecies, he wrote back in May 1996:]If ‘fulfilled prophecy’ is your criterion, why do you not believe in materialistic science, which has an unparalleled record of fulfilled prophecy? Consider, for example, eclipses. – Carl Sagan

Quote by Carl Sagan : “On Titan the molecules that”

On Titan the molecules that have been raining down like manna from heaven for the last 4 billion years might still be there largely unaltered deep-frozen awaiting the chemists from Earth – Carl Sagan

Quote by Carl Sagan : “By looking far out into”

By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang. – Carl Sagan

Quote by Carl Sagan : “Science is an attempt largely”

Science is an attempt, largely successful, to understand the world, to get a grip on things, to get hold of ourselves, to steer a safe course. Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death. – Carl Sagan

Quote by Carl Sagan : “The near side of a”

The near side of a galaxy is tens of thousands of light-years closer to us than the far side; thus we see the front as it was tens of thousands of years before the back. But typical events in galactic dynamics occupy tens of millions of years, so the error in thinking of an image […]

Quote by Carl Sagan : “A new consciousness is developing”

A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species […]

Quote by Carl Sagan : “Individual asexual organisms die by”

Individual asexual organisms die by mistake – when the run out of something, or when they experience a lethal accident. Sexual organisms are designed to die, preprogrammed to do so. Death serves as a poignant reminder of our limitations and frailties – and of the bond with our ancestors who, in a way, died that […]