In Carl Sagan’s last interview with Charlie Rose before his death, Carl describes the psychological/emotional influence of his parents’ death and the importance of scientific literacy amongst our culture.
The interview took place in the wake of the publishing of his book he co-wrote with Ann Druyan, "The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark”, which the Los Angeles Times referred to as “…a manifesto for clear thought.”
Sagan’s profound and eloquent wisdom of rationality and skepticism couldn’t be more relevant today, as his words echo loudly across the perpetuated symptoms of scientific illiteracy which continue to shackle us…“Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.”
“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense…(and) We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.”
“Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.”…It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
Have you ever gone so fast you were in 0th place.
Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.
recently i was approached by boom studios with an offer to do an ADVENTURE TIME COMIC COVER, and i jumped on the chance to be a part of a series that ive always enjoyed a whole dang lot
after submitting three potential designs we went with my personal favorite, the one with a big ol nod to m.c. escher. even if it doesnt get chosen as an official cover i still had a lot of fun with the design ! and id imagine if escher was still around to see it hed say something like “how did i get here” and “whats going on”. haha classic escher
M.C. Escher would love this if he were alive. He’d also be 116 years old.
I hope people have seen this. I dont even know its origin or anything or hell what to really tag it as but I saw it on facebook via a cosplayer page. Its definitely worth the watch
What the ungodly fuck