Blog Posts - Carl Sagan



“The Baloney Detection Kit”

“The Baloney Detection Kit”by Maria Popova"The “Baloney Detection Kit” from the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and Skeptic Magazine editor Michael Shermer is a 10-point checklist for assessing the believability of a claim,...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 18, 2016

"The Universe Or Nothing..."

"Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, cit...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 7, 2016

"The Only Absolute..."

"Never perceive anything as being inevitable or predestined. The only absolute is uncertainty."- Lionel Suggs"Humans may crave absolute certainty; they may aspire to it; they may pretend, as partisans of certain religions do, to have attained it...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 26, 2016

Mind Boggling Thought Experiments

Carl Sagan’s Flatland Thought Experiment Suppose you are in a white paper as a black square. You are in a place called Flatland. You can move on the ground, but only in two dimensions. You do not have a third dimension. There’s a flat no...
by ScienceAholic on Jun 30, 2016

"Truth..."

“The fact that someone says something doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true. All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief sy...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jun 19, 2016

Science vs. Pseudoscience

You must’ve come across some so-called ‘scientific’ articles with “over-attractive” titles on the internet. So attractive, that they seem too good to be true. Well, most of the time, they are. And they are not real Scien...
by ScienceAholic on Jun 13, 2016

Carl Sagan, “The Burden of Skepticism”

“The Burden of Skepticism”by Carl Sagan“What is Skepticism? It's nothing very esoteric. We encounter it every day. When we buy a used car, if we are the least bit wise we will exert some residual skeptical powers—whatever our education has le...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 18, 2016

Campus

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”― Carl Saganmusic+imageThanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments, I appreciate them all. Stay tuned.

The Language of Trees

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”― Carl Saganmusic+imageThanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments, I appreciate them all. Stay tuned.

"The Truth..."

“The fact that someone says something doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true.All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system a...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 1, 2016

"Questioning Everything: Keeping Our Minds Supple"

"Questioning Everything: Keeping Our Minds Supple"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Being open-minded means that we are willing to question everything, including those things we take for granted. A lot of people feel threatened if they feel they are bei...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jan 8, 2016

"Butterflies..."

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think its forever." - Carl Sagan...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jan 1, 2016

"An Exquisite Balance..."

"It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no ne...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 21, 2015

Top 10 Tecnologias Espaciais do Futuro – Parte 1

Cá estamos para mais uma Curiosidade Geek! Dessa vez o autor desse post é o mano ~Kaimi que já fez outros posts aqui para site. Espero que curtam cada uma […]...
by AFonteGeek on Nov 22, 2015

3 Mensagens que Enviamos aos Extraterrestres

Na década de 1970, os astrônomos Carl Sagan e Frank Drake desenvolveram as primeiras mensagens intencionalmente enviadas para fora do nosso sistema solar. Mas como você pode descrever-te a seres que não têm noção da vida na Terra? Veja es...
by UFOS ONLINE on Aug 13, 2015

A Vida Fora da Terra: Quando Encontraremos Seres Alienígenas?

Para astrônomos, vida alienígena inteligente é improvável, mas micróbios poderiam ser encontradosO astrônomo americano Chris McKay começou a procurar vida extraterrestre em 1976, quando as sondas Viking 1 e 2 pousaram em Marte pela primeira ve...
by UFOS ONLINE on Jul 16, 2015

Imaginary Voyage

“Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home.”― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space    &...

Contacting Faith

Sometime after the movie Contact came out, I saw it while on a flight to somewhere here or there. As with most movies on airplanes, it didn’t receive my full attention and I seem to recall not hearing a lot … Continue reading →...

"An Exquisite Balance..."

“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 6, 2015

Que formas de vida extraterrestres inteligentes existem no universo? 1975 NASA | Documentário

A questão de saber se existe vida extraterrestre tem fascinado pensadores humanos ao longo da história.Nas últimas décadas, a tecnologia nos permitiu ir além da pura especulação.A maioria dos cientistas espaciais concordam que é improvável a...
by UFOS ONLINE on Jun 27, 2015


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