06 September 2021

Carl Sagan (1995)

"The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is a 1995 book by the astrophysicist Carl Sagan and co-authored by Ann Druyan,[1] in which the author aims to explain the scientific method to laypeople and to encourage people to learn critical and skeptical thinking. He explains methods to help distinguish between ideas that are considered valid science and those that can be considered pseudoscience. Sagan states that when new ideas are offered for consideration, they should be tested by means of skeptical thinking and should stand up to rigorous questioning."
Via the Political Revolution subreddit.


  1. And yet, this is followed with a mention of "Dumb and Dumber" and "Beavis and Butthead". You can enjoy this media without losing the ability to think critically. He's not wrong, but it's easy to look back with the benefit of the last 25 years and agree.

  2. True, Dumb and Dumber is brilliant. Idiocracy is a comical version of Sagan's prescient lament.

    1. Not really. President Camacho actually follows through on promises to help the electorate and make their lives fundamentally better. Can't really say that for most recent presidents, Democrats included.

  3. I dunno about a recent president not making lives fundamentally better. I now have health and dental insurance that I could never even remotely afford before the ACA. As do millions of other Americans. It admittedly could be better of course, but it was non-existent before.


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