With his books, and with his TV series Cosmos, Carl Sagan captured the imaginations of a billion people, and instilled in them a great awe and wonder for science, technology, the universe, and not least humanity's great potential and obligation to survive and flourish. He brought the cosmos into their living rooms, and took them on an awe-inspiring journey through time and space that they would never forget. Carl inspired a generation, and left behind a grand, cosmic perspective and sense of unity that will reverberate through the centuries.
Has Carl Sagan changed your life yet? If not, get comfortable. Meet the man who's almost unfailingly referred to by all contemporary popularizers of science as a hero and an inspiration.
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"For most of human history we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Who are we? What are we? We find that we inhabit an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions, and by the depth of our answers." ― Carl Sagan