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Carl Sagan – The Dragons of Eden (Retrospective)

June 30th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Inspirational

“The universe is intricate and elegant. We wrest secrets from nature by the most unlikely routes…Without funding basic research, without supporting the acquisition of knowledge for its own sake, our options become dangerously limited. Without…scientific research, we are in the position of eating our seed corn: we may fend off starvation for one more winter, but we have removed the last hope of surviving the following winter.” – Carl Sagan

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – Unafraid of the Dark

June 29th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

“It’s ok to not know all the answers. It’s better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really there.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – Unafraid of the Dark

June 29th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey gives a final message using as inspiration spacecraft Voyager’s Interstellar ‘Golden Record.’ Cosmos Executive producer Ann Druyan created ‘The Golden Record’ and is a interstellar recording of life on the Earth. The final Cosmos episode “Unafraid of the Dark” ends with Carl Sagan’s now legendary ‘Pale Blue Dot.’

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The World Set Free

June 29th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

“More solar energy falls on Earth in one hour than all the energy our civilization consumes in an entire year. If we could harness a tiny fraction of the available solar and wind power, we could supply all our energy needs forever. It’s Not Too Late. – Neil deGrasee Tyson

Carl Sagan – Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

June 29th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

“We are releasing vast quantities of carbon dioxide…increasing the greenhouse effect. It my not take much to destabilize the Earth’s climate…to convert this heaven, our only home in the cosmos, into a kind of hell.” – Carl Sagan

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The Immortals

June 28th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational

“In one respect, we are ahead of the ancient people of Mesopotamia. Unlike them, we understand what is happening to our world. Yet our civilization is in the grip of denial. A kind paralysis. There’s a disconnect between what we know and what we do. Being able to adapt our behavior to challenges is as good a definition of intelligence as any I know.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil de Grasse Tyson, Science Literacy and the Legacy of Cosmos

June 28th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational

“What is the rightful place of science literacy? It’s that as many people in this nation should be as science literate as possible so that they can make informed decisions about issues that affect the health and well being of this nation and of themselves.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The Immortals

June 27th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

“Today we have a single global civilization. How long will it live? There are so many ways for a cilivization to die.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The Immortals

June 27th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Space

“Are there any beings out there like us? Do they ask the same questions? Do they share our fears? Do they have heroes and adventurers?” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The Electric Boy

June 26th, 2014 by Art  Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational

“Michael Faraday…created a series of Christmas Lectures on science for the young. Beginning in 1825 and continuing to this day.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson