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Carl Sagan's Insight: The Man Was Ahead of his Time

Updated on October 11, 2017

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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan peacefully details our utmost need for religion here, yet how religion contrasts with the desire for knowledge. Contrast is natural, yet so is our desire for alignment.

Ultimately, though, Sagan's regard for humanity, that "Knowledge is preferable to ignorance," is a greater depiction for humanity than church-life.

Consider this: if ANY religion were correct, then why would there be any demand for more than just one? Hmmm....

The Cosmos

Carl Sagan describes the existent world in which we are currently living, what will be and what has been, especially with the stars -- which have provided every element except hydrogen and helium -- and our ultimate cosmic nature. Most notably, he benevolently speaks of the purpose of humanity and what we can ulitimately seek to provide.

Political spite of those Agenda 21 evils, now revised into Agenda 2030, the NWO, the Bilderberg, the CFR and the Trilateral Commission, blah, blah, blah, can be consuming and confusing, so we all need to look at the big picture most of all.

Who Speaks for Earth?

As a result...

Political greed, spite, and other angst, in turn, only fuels emotions of indignation, outrage, and then aggression -- unless we choose apathy alongside the majority of the U.S. Citizenry. However, avoidance and utter ignorance resolves nothing, either. Thus, I feel that we all need to balance our true aims on the overall, as elegantly pointed out by Carl Sagan, rather than focusing too gravely on the despair, feelings of overwhelmed anxiety, and feeding back this same hatred from these bullies now running the United States, the U.K., ALL of Europe, and ultimately our current world.


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      20 months ago

      Carl Sagan was such an inspiration to me, like no other. He believed in me even though he never knew me. He tried to make the world realize that intelligence isn't just a masculine trait, it is a human trait. He also said that we are all different shades of the same color...brilliant!!! Because of him I studied engineering and he helped me not to worry about what comes after death. Non of us asked to be in this world. No one should pretend they have the answers without solid proof, and that goes for everything. He will always be in my heart and in my mind; thank you Carl - I am eternally grateful to you!!!!!

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      2 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      It's not lack of eagerness, but more due to our greatest restraint: FEAR. Intimidation, suspicion, anxiety, dread, worry, confusion, etc., are all characteristics of fear that we dare not go against. Why else do you suppose that so many religions are so widely popular?

      If only we all could agree to acknowledge fear as an acronym -- F.E.A R.: False Evidence Appearing Real -- and come to realize that humanity has evolved passed the era of both Man vs. Beast and the spooky stories of the dark ages alike, then we might agree that time has come to evolve forward. Thank you for the compliments, by the way.

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      Cee-Jay Aurinko 

      2 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Hey B David Ferrel. I enjoyed the hub. I agree with you that humans, collectively, should focus their attention on the world outside of Earth instead of every kind of problem imaginable that people usually focus on. It has been discovered that we live on planet that is but one of many, yet here we are, not interested in the universe and a possible life for mankind anywhere else but on Earth. Our numbers are increasing. Whatever are we waiting for?


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