Sunday, 24 May 2009

A thought for a Sunday

"We have designed our civilization based on science and technology and at the same time arranged things so that almost no one understands anything at all about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster."
Carl Edward Sagan (1934 – 1996)

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Reminder: you can't watch Pale Blue Dot too often. The video's in the sidebar, or here's the YouTube link.

2 comments:

Katherine said...

Hmmm, very good thought to articulate. It's a worry.
Pale blue dot is wonderful.

Andy Holroyd said...

Hi Katherine, sorry to be slow to respond, busy week!

Carl Sagan was such a good communicator. The audio for the clip comes from Sagan's reading of his book 'Pale Blue Dot'. It's well worth a read (or a listen as an audio book).