August 7th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh
Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.

Carl Sagan

A message to future Martian settlers, appropriate today as we have wandered there, yet again. Hear the full beautiful message at the link.

(via melodicnotes)

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Reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart
July 11th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

Carl Sagan’s reading list – reverse-engineering one of history’s greatest minds through his wonderfully eclectic, cross-disciplinary information diet.

Unfortunately not a perfect ingredients list for becoming as brilliant as Sagan, but a fine place to start.

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Reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart
June 10th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh

jtotheizzoe:

surviving-science:

this

We’re here to light the fires of your wonder and rekindle your enthusiasm. All the best parts of science are there for us to learn and enjoy on our own terms. It’s a connected world, take a taste of knowledge every day and we’ll have more than a trickle.

That’s why we do this.

(Source: jules-fern)

Reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart
May 13th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh
At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes—an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan
Reblogged from Philosophy
February 9th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh

uchicagomag:

During his tenure as president of Ryerson Astronomical Society, Carl Sagan, AB’54, SB’55, SM’56, PhD’60, left a timeless entry in the logbook about Chicago’s winter temperatures: C O L D !

(Scanned archival image courtesy of the Ryerson Astronomical Society)

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