Knowledge and wisdom

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” –Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

The search for Cosmos, through the eyes of Carl Sagan

This is a book review, filled with quotes (because, yeah, the book is THAT good)!  Book: Cosmos  Author: Carl Sagan  Genre: Popular science  Publication date:1980  Pages: 365  Read from: May 25 to June 12, 2013  Rating: 5 / 5 stars — It’s impossible to talk about the book “Cosmos” without mentioning the research and ideas […]

In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another…

The Cosmos may be densely populated with intelligent beings. But the Darwinian lesson is clear: There will be no humans elsewhere. Only here. Only on this small planet. We are a rare as well as an endangered species. Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let […]

Books and the magic of writing

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, […]

Looking at the night-sky

“When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980) The amazing website Space.com  monthly publishes photos of the sky sent by its readers. You can check more photos of this series here.

A clear distinction

Astronomy is a science – the study of the universe as it is. Astrology is a pseudoscience – a claim, in the absence of good evidence, that the other planets affect our everyday lives. In Ptolemy’s time the distinction between astronomy and astrology was not clear. Today it is.” –Cosmos by Carl Sagan (1980) Yes, […]