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READ ¶ Billions Billions ↠ In the final book of his astonishing career Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning uestions of our lives our world and the universe around us These luminous entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind posing such fascinating uestions as how did the universe originate and howIn the final book of his astonishing career Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning uestions of our lives our world and the universe around us These luminous entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intima. Carl Sagan writes about many topics in this book but manages to make them all readable and understandable My favorites are his essays on exponential growth and decay the universe and abortion He really clearly lays out his thoughts and makes hard to understand concepts reachable in science and mathematics He makes what is probably the most logical argument I have ever read in the abortion debates about our need to decide what makes us human and determine at what point that happens His short explanation of the history of abortion was enlightening no it never used to be a religious issue until recently His arguments about the need to address global warming and the need to decrease nuclear arms are as timely now as they were 15 years ago I am sad that our world has lost such a knowledgeable and persuasive man but I am glad to know he has inspired so many others to follow in his footsteps The world needs intellectuals that don't blindly side with party lines but look at facts and evidence We need people to stand up and honestly educate people about what is happening in our world

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Agan's thoughts about love death and God as he struggled with fatal disease Ever forward looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unuenchable curiosity Billions Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. This is I think Carl Sagan's last published book published in 1996 His chapteressay entitled The Twentieth Century is one of the most insightful summaries of what the universe is that I ever read Well maybe not the most insightful but surely in the top threePerhaps the most wrenching by product of the scientific revolution has been to render untenable many of our most cherished and most comforting beliefs The tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors has been replaced by a cold immense indifferent Universe in which humans are relegated to obscurity But I see the mergence in our consciousness of a Universe of a magnificence and an intricate elegant order far beyond anything our ancestors imagined And if much about the Universe can be understood in terms of a few simple laws of Nature those wishing to believe in God can certainly ascribe those beautiful laws to a Reason underpinning all of Nature My own view is that it is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it beJust think if this were the type of book students actually studied in school and their parents studied in churches Nuf said #end

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Billions BillionsCy of the human mind posing such fascinating uestions as how did the universe originate and how will it end and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century Here too is a rare private glimpse of S. I will never tire of reading Carl Sagan's thoughts on anything and everything We’ve been here for only about a million years we the first species that has devised means for its self destruction We are rare and precious because we are alive because we can think as well as we can We are privileged to influence and perhaps control our future I believe we have an obligation to fight for life on Earth—not just for ourselves but for all those humans and others who came before us and to whom we are beholden and for all those who if we are wise enough will come after There is no cause urgent no dedication fitting than to protect the future of our species Nearly all our problems are made by humans and can be solved by humans No social convention no political system no economic hypothesis no religious dogma is important