|Monkey Napoleon |
Much love for Cosmos.
If you're in the US, the whole series is available on hulu. Probably easier and less obnoxious than searching around for bits on youtube.
Mr. Sagan was a rare bird, at once extremely detailed in his explanations of the underpinning truths of the universe, but never isolating himself from the layman with unnecessarily complicated jargon, instead relying on what could be described as prose, beautiful sentiments that he invited anyone to share. He was and continues to be, in my opinion, the best ambassador of not only science, but of general understanding and compassion, of embracing the curious nature we all share.
Also, the whole series is on Hulu, for those with the access.
|Magical Man from Happy-Land |
It is impossible not to love Carl Sagan.
Also available in its entirety on Netflix streaming, which is how I saw it. The second episode about Evolution is pretty cool, too.
|Caminante Nocturno |
No matter how many times I hear that opening music, it always brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my lips.
Sagan was not just good at explaining the science behind the cosmos, but also at conveying his love for its beauty and wonder.
billions and billions of stars
(yeah i know he never said that, i think it was carson poking fun at him)
Thank you, Stoned Astronomer Man!
I would suggest watching this as a palate cleanser after watching the collateral murder video directly above it.
It's all just too big. For those of us who can catch the occasional glimpse of just how big, the choice is between wonderment and despair. 5 for Sagan & wonderment.
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