All Posts Tagged With "Carl Sagan"

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

21 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans.  The snow has finally come to my fair city, so I will be hibernating for the next few months.  But, I managed to crawl out of bed to bring you your Fails and Wins this week. Science still can’t explain the colour red Art sent in this article from the Globe and Mail. […]

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Celebrate Carl Sagan Day!

Celebrate Carl Sagan Day!

06 November 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

The celebrations to honour astronomer and science popularizer, Carl Sagan, begin today with the 2nd Annual Carl Sagan Day. Many events have been organized by skeptic groups that run between now and Sagan’s birthday, November 9th. Click on the image above to check out my celebratory post over at my blog, There Are Four Lights.

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Book Review: “The Varieties of Scientific Experience” by Carl Sagan

Book Review: “The Varieties of Scientific Experience” by Carl Sagan

08 October 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

Ann Druyan gives the 21st century a much needed gift of another book by Carl Sagan. It is based on the talk he gave at the Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow, in 1985. Druyan’s introduction alone is a beautiful piece, and contains one of my favourite quotes: “My variation on James’s title is […]

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The Demon-Haunted World

Book Review: “The Demon-Haunted World” by Carl Sagan

01 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Carl Sagan was a champion of science. He made physics and astronomy accessible to everyone, and did it in a way that inspired hope and wonder. He was also a well-known skeptic, but he was not known as a debunker. In the The Demon-Haunted World, however, he pulls no punches while challenging superstitious beliefs. The […]

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The Skepticism is Strong with This One…

The Skepticism is Strong with This One…

15 September 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

Sometimes, in a world full of irrational thought and credulity, a skeptic can feel overwhelmed–alone in a storm of mysticism and pseudoscience. Like Luke Skywalker collapsed in a whiteout, I find myself wishing for a blue-Jedi apparition of Carl Sagan, the Obi-wan Kenobi of skepticism! Luke, you’ll find many of the truths we cling to […]

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