History Creator / CarlSagan

18th Feb '17 5:00:43 PM faunas
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Apart from his science-related work, he was also an activist to legalize marijuana, of which [[EruditeStoner he was a regular user]], and was very strongly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, even getting arrested in 1986 for interfering in a nuclear test. He was also a founder of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal ([[FunWithAcronyms CSICOP]]), which sought (and continues to seek, as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) to debunk most forms of paranormal claims (enlisting the assistance of Creator/IsaacAsimov and others, including [[Website/{{Quackwatch}} Stephen Barrett]] who joined as a fellow later). He was thrice married, first to biologist Lynn Margulis, then to artist Linda Salzman, and finally to author Ann Druyan, with whom he co-wrote ''Cosmos'' and several of his books.

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Apart from his science-related work, he was also an activist to legalize marijuana, of which [[EruditeStoner he was a regular user]], and was very strongly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, even getting arrested in 1986 for interfering in a nuclear test. He was also a founder of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal ([[FunWithAcronyms CSICOP]]), which sought (and continues to seek, as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) to debunk most forms of paranormal and (later enlarged to) pseudoscientific claims (enlisting the assistance of Creator/IsaacAsimov and others, including [[Website/{{Quackwatch}} Stephen Barrett]] who joined as a fellow later). He was thrice married, first to biologist Lynn Margulis, then to artist Linda Salzman, and finally to author Ann Druyan, with whom he co-wrote ''Cosmos'' and several of his books.
18th Feb '17 4:59:11 PM faunas
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Apart from his science-related work, he was also an activist to legalize marijuana, of which [[EruditeStoner he was a regular user]], and was very strongly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, even getting arrested in 1986 for interfering in a nuclear test. He was also a founder of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal ([[FunWithAcronyms CSICOP]]), which sought (and continues to seek, as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) to debunk most forms of paranormal claims (enlisting the assistance of Creator/IsaacAsimov and others, including [[Creator/{{Quackwatch}} Stephen Barrett]] who joined as a fellow later). He was thrice married, first to biologist Lynn Margulis, then to artist Linda Salzman, and finally to author Ann Druyan, with whom he co-wrote ''Cosmos'' and several of his books.

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Apart from his science-related work, he was also an activist to legalize marijuana, of which [[EruditeStoner he was a regular user]], and was very strongly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, even getting arrested in 1986 for interfering in a nuclear test. He was also a founder of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal ([[FunWithAcronyms CSICOP]]), which sought (and continues to seek, as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) to debunk most forms of paranormal claims (enlisting the assistance of Creator/IsaacAsimov and others, including [[Creator/{{Quackwatch}} [[Website/{{Quackwatch}} Stephen Barrett]] who joined as a fellow later). He was thrice married, first to biologist Lynn Margulis, then to artist Linda Salzman, and finally to author Ann Druyan, with whom he co-wrote ''Cosmos'' and several of his books.
18th Feb '17 4:57:03 PM faunas
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Apart from his science-related work, he was also an activist to legalize marijuana, of which [[EruditeStoner he was a regular user]], and was very strongly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, even getting arrested in 1986 for interfering in a nuclear test. He was also a founder of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal ([[FunWithAcronyms CSICOP]]), which sought (and continues to seek, as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) to debunk most forms of paranormal claims (enlisting the assistance of JamesRandi and others). He was thrice married, first to biologist Lynn Margulis, then to artist Linda Salzman, and finally to author Ann Druyan, with whom he co-wrote ''Cosmos'' and several of his books.

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Apart from his science-related work, he was also an activist to legalize marijuana, of which [[EruditeStoner he was a regular user]], and was very strongly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, even getting arrested in 1986 for interfering in a nuclear test. He was also a founder of the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal ([[FunWithAcronyms CSICOP]]), which sought (and continues to seek, as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) to debunk most forms of paranormal claims (enlisting the assistance of JamesRandi Creator/IsaacAsimov and others).others, including [[Creator/{{Quackwatch}} Stephen Barrett]] who joined as a fellow later). He was thrice married, first to biologist Lynn Margulis, then to artist Linda Salzman, and finally to author Ann Druyan, with whom he co-wrote ''Cosmos'' and several of his books.
8th Feb '17 3:32:25 PM TheNerfGuy
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* SpiritualSuccessor: UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson.
17th Dec '16 9:16:27 PM Xtifr
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'''Carl Sagan''' (November 9, 1934 -- December 20, 1996) was [[Website/{{SFDebris}} a famous speaker of the word "billions"]] as well as an astronomer, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, philosopher, and author who through his various books, including one screenplay which would become the film ''{{Film/Contact}}'', and the TV Series ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'', became widely known as "The People's Scientist". Apart from his popularizations of science, he also contributed to research in the fields of planetary science, spacecraft exploration of the solar system, and the radio Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He also developed theories on topics such as the nature of extraterrestrial lifeforms, the environmental effects of nuclear war (nuclear winter), and more.

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'''Carl Sagan''' Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 -- December 20, 1996) was [[Website/{{SFDebris}} a famous speaker of the word "billions"]] as well as an astronomer, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, philosopher, and author who through his various books, including one screenplay which would become the film ''{{Film/Contact}}'', and the TV Series ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'', became widely known as "The People's Scientist". Apart from his popularizations of science, he also contributed to research in the fields of planetary science, spacecraft exploration of the solar system, and the radio Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He also developed theories on topics such as the nature of extraterrestrial lifeforms, the environmental effects of nuclear war (nuclear winter), and more.
20th Jul '16 5:13:34 PM nombretomado
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** His possibly unique pronunciation of the word "cosmos" provoked lots of mirth in Great Britain, especially after impressionists and [[TheBurkissWay parodists]] got hold of it. For many people in Britain, ''Cosmos'' was their first introduction to the non-double-entendre pronunciation of the word "Uranus" - the dominant local pronunciation had always been "yoor-anus" - and the fact Sagan appeared to be conscientiously avoiding the "your arse" joke only served to lampshade it more. Kids in school playgrounds soon caught on to the weird alternative pronunciation and made a joke of it.

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** His possibly unique pronunciation of the word "cosmos" provoked lots of mirth in Great Britain, especially after impressionists and [[TheBurkissWay [[Radio/TheBurkissWay parodists]] got hold of it. For many people in Britain, ''Cosmos'' was their first introduction to the non-double-entendre pronunciation of the word "Uranus" - the dominant local pronunciation had always been "yoor-anus" - and the fact Sagan appeared to be conscientiously avoiding the "your arse" joke only served to lampshade it more. Kids in school playgrounds soon caught on to the weird alternative pronunciation and made a joke of it.
7th Jul '16 7:50:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheScientificMethod
7th Jul '16 7:50:29 AM Morgenthaler
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-> ''"It does not [[MeasuringTheMarigolds harm the romance of a sunset]] to know a little bit about it."''

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-> ''"It does not [[MeasuringTheMarigolds harm the romance of a sunset]] sunset to know a little bit about it."''
7th Jul '16 7:50:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Inspired UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson and taught [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Bill Nye]] at Cornell. And inspired and taught countless others as well.
** Inspired the ''[[VideoGame/BitTrip BIT.TRIP]]'' series as well.
11th Jun '15 1:54:14 PM Prfnoff
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** Inspired the ''[[BitTrip BIT.TRIP]]'' series as well.

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** Inspired the ''[[BitTrip ''[[VideoGame/BitTrip BIT.TRIP]]'' series as well.
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