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 Post subject: Carl Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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I feel like I grew up with Sagan and possibly because he died in his early 60s it still feels like he is around. Maybe because he never grew old.

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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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From the age when Scientists and Philosophers and intellectuals used TV media to teach people. Such as Bronowski with 'The Ascent of Man', Clarke with ' Civilisation' and Sagan's 'Cosmos'.

Unfortunately the last thing the modern media wants, is for people to think for themselves or to learn anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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Does anyone remember a short film, I think from the late-70s, that starts of with an atom and pans out and the atom is in a drop of blood in a mosquito that is on someone’s arm and the camera keeps panning out from that one atom until it ends up viewing our galaxy from deep space.......I’m sure I haven’t dreamt it

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I remember Sagan, and yes gashtyke, those were the days when you were expected to learn to think for yourself, something which sadly seems to have gone out of fashion. I wish we had more like him around today - but then today he would probably accidentally run afoul of the current orthodoxy and be marginalised for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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Was really into astronomy as a kid - guys like Sagan were amazing.

Snayperskaya - is this the one you mean?

https://aeon.co/videos/the-classic-1977 ... erspective
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The classic 1977 film that put the vastness of the universe into perspective

Opening at the scene of a picnic in a Chicago park, then gradually zooming out to encompass a view 100 million light years away before magnifying down again to a single proton, this classic 1977 short documentary by the legendary husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames uses exponential powers of ten to contextualise the scale of the known universe and chart the limits of human understanding. An ‘adventure in magnitudes’, Powers of Ten has been used to teach millions and millions about the cosmos and the microcosmic, and remains an extraordinary journey nearly 40 years later.

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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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It wasn’t that one Chuck, the one I’m thinking of definitely had a mosquito in it......

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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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Found it, I knew there was a mosquito in it and I hadn’t dreamt it!......it’s called Cosmic Zoom, just watched it for the first time since watching it at junior school in about 1977!.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgfwCrKe_Fk

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 Post subject: Re: Carl Sagan
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Good one, Snayperskaya.

I'll watch it when my internet speeds up. 200Kbps right now...seriousy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wallhead wallhead wallhead **** **** ****

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