Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Meditation: A Voice Not Replaced

Carl Sagan has simply not been replaced by our scientific community. We continue to mine his words and thoughts which are quickly becoming dated for their scientific content and yet when he spoke about the meaning and purpose of science his words are timeless. Zen Pencils is a web comic of particularly good artwork coupled to selected quotes and the artist has chosen Carl Sagan again for his medication "A Pale Blue Dot". The artist has also taken some pains to provide links to audio and video of the quote and previous artistic interpretations. It is all worthy of a Monday meditation.

I must note that the "Saints and Sinners" panel has only three scientists (that I see at least). I think that lets us off easy.

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For a while it was all about research and then it was all about teaching and now it's all about trying to find a balance while teaching at a small liberal arts and science university.