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Ann Druyan
Birth date: June 13, 1949
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 6 years ago
My dad has recommended many books over the years, but this one has to be the most timely - and it was written twenty years ago! I suppose that means reason is timeless. Carl Sagan questions why humanity is so enamored with pseudo-science and the paranormal as opposed to, you know, the truth.Sagan's ...
spoko rated it 9 years ago
Really thought-provoking work. Sagan's even-handed, open-minded approach to all streams of thought is refreshing and thoroughly engaging. He writes with a truly infectious sense of the beauty inherent in a cogent, thoughtful worldview. I won't bother speaking in a lot of detail about the book, but I...
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Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 11 years ago
If I haven't mentioned it before, let me iterate that I love Carl Sagan; I've even said that my first born child will be named after him. While this was dry in some places, which was unusual for Sagan, it was a fantastic work nonetheless. I found it very interesting that astrophysics could potenti...
Saquib Mehmood's Blog
Saquib Mehmood's Blog rated it 11 years ago
When did you last despair of the fleeting nature of the human enterprise? It is a constant thought with me now. Humans have endangered the prospects of life on this planet that we call home through a consistent defiance of sensibilities. Consider the conceits that afflict us: of being a superior spe...
Dichotomygirl rated it 11 years ago
I read this as part of a book exchange with my husband. It was kind of hit and miss for me, mainly in part because I found it a bit dated, and I feel like we've as a society made strides in this area. My favorite part of this book was reading the notes my husband made when he read it about 10 year...
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