Carl Sagan Quotes…
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. – Carl Sagan.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. – Carl Sagan.
If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits? – Carl Sagan.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. – Carl Sagan.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. – Carl Sagan.
“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas . . . If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you . . . On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.”
—”The Burden of Skepticism,” -Carl Sagan, The Skeptical Inquirer, 1987
…star stuff, contemplating star stuff… – Carl Sagan, …on humankind…