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The Varieties of Scientific Experience by Carl Sagan
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Mar 02, 2008

it was amazing

In the land of platitudes and prophets, here is the real thing: an American hero. How tragic they we need to resort to Sagan's 1985 Gifford Lectures for a sober analysis of man's continual search (and redefinition) of his place in the universe. Avoiding the distracting (although admittedly funny) polemics of the "New Atheists" Sagan wrestles with God and green men alike, considering the likelihood of each with the same equanimity that he gives to all natural phenomena. No, it's not his most ambitious or encompassing work. Yes, there are dated references to our "Cold War" past (though we are deluding ourselves if we think his threats of nuclear annihilation are not pertinent). Even with these weaknesses in mind, his message remains essential. Read this book.

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Maura Speak English please.

Paul Read this book!

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Maura I would rather read Soap Opera Weekly

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