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We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of. Read Pale Blue Dot PDF - A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan Ballantine Books | FASCINATING MEMORABLE. Ballantine Books Edition, September CARL SAGAN. PALE .. Pale Blue Dot is about a new recognition, still slowly overtaking us, of our coordinates, our.

Sagan then gives a spiritual, stylized history of humanity, where science rather than God humbles man's self-importance. Man passes through a series of "Great Demotions" as science progresses. Initially man is superstitious and places himself and the Earth at the center of the universe. But astronomy and biology are liberators because each successive stage in the progress of these sciences show that man's fantasy of himself as unique is mistaken. His religions, his Gods - all of these things are illusions, and in Chapter 4, "A Universe Not Made for Us" Sagan argues that our position in the universe appears without any providential element.

Pale Blue Dot has twenty-two chapters and chapters five through eighteen cover a variety of important material about science, the structure of the universe, the geology of the planets, space flight and so on. Sagan discusses how to explore other worlds and protect the present one and worries openly about how to avoid various threats of apocalypse.

It is because of our space exploration that we now understand our own fragility. But space exploration has not only yielded knowledge; it has created opportunities.

Sagan is very optimistic about the human future in space. Not only does he think it can happen, but he thinks it must happen, if we are to survive in the long run. The dinosaurs were destroyed by an asteroid; why not us?

We need to spread ourselves out, as a kind of cosmic insurance policy. We will travel throughout the solar system and beyond, carving out hospitable environments for human life on other worlds. This is the final piece of the puzzle. Technology is, in itself, indifferent; it can be used creatively or destructively. We have, at present, weapons unimaginable to people living just years ago; we have also medicine incomparably better.

What will make the difference in the long run, says Sagan, is not technology per se, but technology combined with good judgment. And how does one cultivate good judgment? It has many facets: a skeptical attitude, a willingness to learn, a pragmatic approach, and a readiness to place truth over dogma, facts over wishes.

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Some ,ommunitiesH-eeling the an,ient human lo. Planets may ha. Planets are easy -or other 1eings to -ind. On,e we ,an send our ma,hines and oursel. Other ,i. Others disagree. They would 1e stars that humans ,ould sur. The less massi. All the smaller ones are gone.

De are, e. The day will ,ome when we o. De will 1egin to soar through the light0years and, as St. Su,h des,endants may 1e tens or hundreds o- generations remo. Their ,ultures will 1e di--erent, their te,hnologies -ar ad. B De, who ,annot e. The Oort Cloud will reKuire mu,h longer still. The di--erent ,ir,umstan,es we will 1e li. Prostheses and geneti, engineering will ha. ThereAs Just too mu,h o- it. And 1eyond are a hundred 1illion gala3ies more.

My grand-ather, 1orn 1e-ore radio wa. Dhat new wonders undreamt o- in our time will we ha. Our e. Dhen we -irst. The -irst. These e. For a. On it the. A-ter a 1rie- sedentary hiatus, we are resuming our an,ient nomadi, way o- li-e. They will lo. They will mar. Sagan re,ei. Asteroid Sagan is named a-ter him. As a s,ientist trained in 1oth astronomy and 1iology, 'r. Catalina A. ERALE 9. Eri, Chaisson and Ste. Esther C. Dilliam 9. Freeman, M,Sween, 9r. MartinAs, ;4. Ron Miller and Dilliam I.

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