Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

Postby DazedandConfused » Tue May 26, 2020 9:23 am

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”
― Carl Sagan

“We saw a pale echo of what is now possible in 1990-1991, when Saddam Hussein, the autocrat of Iraq, made a sudden transition in the American consciousness from an obscure near-ally - granted commodities, high technology, weaponry, and even satellite intelligence data - to a slavering monster menacing the world. I am not myself an admirer of Mr. Hussein, but it was striking how quickly he could be brought from someone almost no American had heard of into the incarnation of evil. These days the apparatus for generating indignation is busy elsewhere. How confident are we that the power to drive and determine public opinion will always reside in responsible hands?”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
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