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The Varieties of Scientific Experience by Carl Sagan
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Feb 19, 2008

really liked it
Read in February, 2008

These are the collected Gifford Hall lectures that Carl Sagan delivered in 1985. There's all the usual stuff about the need for healthy skepticism, as well as a brief tour of the various phenomenon involved in the creation of astronomical bodies, but the key thing I came away from this book with, is that Carl Sagan has found that the pursuit of science, the pursuit of real understanding about the natural world to be even more spiritually satisfying and profound than the mundane religions and fairy tales and superstitions that our society has yet to relinquish.
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