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Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Future of science The book also discusses the underlying premises of science by providing biographical anecdotes about many prominent scientists throughout history placing their contributions into the broader context of the development of modern scienceThe book covers a broad range of topics comprising Sagan's reflections on anthropo If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewFlexible Belts Cosmos by Carl SaganOriginal Review 1980 11 17A lot of talk has been going on about the flaws in Carl Sagan s COSMOS series These flaws center on either Sagan s unusual speaking style and acting abilities or the show s contents I certainly agree that he looks stupid when displaying the awed look however the complaints about the content of his shows are not justified Yes he is short on reasons and long on visual effects and yes he talks as if the viewer did not know the obvious What we are all forgetting is this the average person doesn t know what we would consider obvious We should realize that Carl Sagan has his work cut out for him making science digestible for the average person

Summary Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Logical cosmological biological historical and astronomical matters from antiuity to contemporary times Sagan reiterates his position on extraterrestrial life that the magnitude of the universe permits the existence of thousands of alien civilizations but no credible evidence exists to demonstrate that such life has ever visited earth Let s put it simply Cosmos is reuired reading for everyone who lives on this planet It will give you a sense of perspective that nothing else can no lofty ideology no omniscient religion no inspiring uotations can explain things uite as clearly as Carl Sagan s treatise on science reality and the nature of things in this universe Mind bending and dazzling and best of all uncluttered by confusing scientific terminology A book worthy of all the positive superlatives I can think of bestowing on it We have held the peculiar notion that a person or society that is a little different from us whoever we are is somehow strange or bizarre to be distrusted or loathed Think of the negative connotations of words like alien or outlandish And yet the monuments and cultures of each of our civilisations merely represent different ways of being human An extraterrestrial vis

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Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method mixing science and philosophy and speculates to the I wonder what Carl Sagan may have thought of 911 and the world in the new millennium a strife torn place which is being shaken up and shaken out every moment I imagine the civil but slightly horrified and slightly bemused tone he may have employed while talking about the Ira and Afghanistan wars and the antics of the Bush administration which have become such excellent fodder for stand up comedians the world over And I can almost detect the note of boyish enthusiasm in his voice while he may have spoken of the Higgs Boson and explained the reasons behind the incorrect observation readings of the neutrinos being speedier than light particles experiment that had made the headlines a few years agoI can only imagine because he wasn t there to witness these watershed events and he isn t here to offer comment criticism or share his inexhaustible repository of


About the Author: Carl Sagan

Ann Druyan he was co producer of the popular motion picture Contact which featured a feminist atheist protagonist played by



10 thoughts on “Cosmos by Carl Sagan

  1. says:

    Can I give this one ten stars If I had a religion I would be a Carl Saganian Love him so much

  2. says:

    I wonder what Carl Sagan may have thought of 911 and the world in the new millennium a strife torn place which is being shaken up an

  3. says:

    The Star system in GR is absolutely inadeuate for rating this book Gosh I should not use the term ‘absolutely’ for something in which everything orbits around relativityAnyway I think something like this would give a better idea of my opinion about this book my rating is an universe of zillions to the power of zillions

  4. says:

    I saw the TV series years before I read the book I'm glad I did; I was able to project the image and voice of Carl Sagan into the words on the page If there is a better science related non fiction book out there please someone point it out to meRevised Oct 2017

  5. says:

    I'm not sure what I could possibly say about Cosmos that hasn't already been said by countless others in the 28 years since its pub

  6. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewFlexible Belts Cosmos by Carl SaganOriginal Review 1980 11 17A lot of talk has been going on about the flaws in Carl Sagan's COSMOS series These flaws center on either Sagan's unusual speaking style and acting abilities or the show's contents I certainly agree that he looks stupid when displaying the awed look; however the complaints about the content of his s

  7. says:

    A five stars to this book Stars borrowed from skies that I witnessed when I was eight or maybe ten and would wake

  8. says:

    Let's put it simply Cosmos is reuired reading for everyone who lives on this planet It will give you a sense of pe

  9. says:

    Carl Sagan was a good writer For a scientist his prose had a literary style that is enjoyable to read and he injected a sense of philosophy into his passionate account of the origins and marvels of the cosmos I

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    Re visit 20161 The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean After an introduction by Ann Druyan including the benefits of the end of the Cold War Carl Sagan opens the program with a description of the cosmos and a Spaceship of the Imagination shaped like a dandelion seed The ship journeys through the universes' hundred billi

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