"Carl Sagan pale blue dot
Adapted from the essay ' Reflections on a Mote of Dust ' and from the Carl Sagan / Ann Druyan book Pale Blue Dot:A vision of the human future in Space,published by Ballantine Books in 1994.
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This adaptation was featured on the front page of youtube in june 2007, and was a nominated finalist at the Portobello Film festival in London, and the Concorto Film festival in Italy.
Copyright Carl Sagan.Used with kind permission of Cosmos Studios.
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"The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God."
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Inspired by the words of Carl Sagan in 1990, as he presented to the world, the most distant image yet taken of ourselves.( from 4 billion miles ).
The image that came back to Nasa, was of a pale blue dot, suspended accidentally in a sun beam.
Until he died in 1996,Dr Sagan,along with his wife Ann Druyan,devoted his life to bringing about a change in humanity's perception of itself.
This included a film called Contact, which starred Jodie Foster.
As the years passed, the image, along with Carl Sagans words began to fade,almost as certainly as Earth has vanished from Voyagers view.
By the late 1990's, the image was first seen on the world wide web, and Carl Sagans vision has slowly but surely entered the lexicon of humanity.
What ever each of us believes in,this is something we all share, and through sharing ,we might some day learn humility.
The vision lives on through the work of Ann Druyan and Cosmos Studios.( see above links)
See also The Pioneer plaque, designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake.Artwork by Linda Salzman Sagan.
Nasa image-public domain use.
See also the amazing re-issued series Cosmos.
Carl sagan quote:
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch,you must first invent the universe !"
Quote:"Atheists aren't that bad" Zackiechan.
from his video Atheist.
Quote:" It is hard to think of anyone whom our planet can so ill afford to lose." Richard Dawkins on Carl Sagan
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Laughing Slim by Vern Evans
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This film is not a polemic for atheism religion or any kind of ism whatsoever.
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