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Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

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Pale Blue Dot

Tilo Jung Shared on Google+ · 1 week ago
If you don't start crying after a minute, you're not listening.
Naw, man. I just.. uh.. I got something in my eye man. Dude, naw, something in my eye bro.. I'MMA GO DO PUSHUPS MAN, THIS SHIT IS TOO HEAVY FOR ME.
Ich muss erlich sagen, dass ich mit der Aussage des Autors komplett einverstanden bin. Wir sind nur eine unbedeutende Zivilisationen in einem unbedeutenden Universum. Leider verstehen viele Menschen auf dieser Erde nicht, wie zerbrechlich doch wir sind. Ich studiere Biologie und in dem Evolutionsvorlesung habe ich über Arten gehört, die mir in meinen Träumen nie vorgekommen wären. Und sie wirden von Mutter Natur einfsch ausgelöscht. Also können wir auch genau so wie alle andere einfsch verschwinden. So lange 90Proz der Menschheit nicht den Anschluss zu Bildung bekommt, wird Hass, Neid, Habgier /-sucht und Willkür und Menschen nicht verbinden. Und Diktator durch Angst uns in kleinen Haufen sammeln und uns aufeinander treiben.
Imagine if kids at school were taught the wisdom Sagan rather than the bullshit of the Bible or the Koran. Imagine how much shallower those rivers of blood would become? Imagine what our species might be inspired to achieve if kids hearts were filled with scientific wonder rather than dogmatic hatred? Us humans are capable of amazing feats when we are inspired and when we free ourselves from the spirit crushing, soul destroying, dehumanising dogma of religious thought. It was this that Carl was able to help achieve, above all he was a teacher and he the thing he taught best of all was for us to wonder, to enquire and to be amazed. The ability to do this isa  rare gift, he will always be missed. 
Adela Setara Shared on Google+ · 6 days ago (edited)
Manchmal... Wenn ich mir das Treiben auf der Erde anschaue, bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob das der Planet ist, auf dem ich leben möchte.  Aber ich habe keine andere Wahl. Genauso wenig wie diejenigen, die mit ihrer Gier und ihrer Skrupellosigkeit unsere schöne Erde zugrunde richten.  Und seien wir mal ehrlich, so grausam das Leben hier auf der Erde sein mag, wir haben hier von unserem Planeten aus die wahrscheinlich schönste Aussicht auf den Himmel, die man sich vorstellen kann. Das dachte ich mir, als ich gestern unter diesem wunderschönen Himmel in Richtung nach Hause fuhr. Und allein diese Aussicht wäre es doch wert, das Leben hier auf der Erde zu schützen.  
Really heart touching. :'(
"To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another." So how, then, is it, that Carl has inspired so many people to relentlessly bash religion? Aren't we supposed to respect others' beliefs, no matter how little sense they make to us? I don't think he would have wanted to inspire legions of people to go around saying "RELIGION IS EVIL AND ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN IT IS STUPID". Actually, it almost seems like those people are following a 'religion' of their own that they simply do not consider to be one- a mindless, unquestioning devotion to science. Science is about challenging beliefs, both those of others AND your own. It's about being open-minded, claiming that something that doesn't make sense to you is impossible is just an ignorant thing to do. After all, the very concept of God means that his existence or non-existence is impossible to prove. Why can't we all at least try to get along? Attacking other people because of what they believe is not helpful at all. It only perpetuates the pointless conflict that Carl sagan was talking about in the first place. It's hypocritical.
Funny how these don't-put-down-science types really are so sure that the enlightenment really is making the world a better place, and that everything before it was an awful cesspool. I'd argue that the 20th Century has been far more cruel than any other time in history, and the future hardly looks any better. Science hasn't stopped wars and disease, the gap between rich and poor is wider than ever, overpopulation is a huge and recent problem, and worst of all, so many atrocities committed by leaders who had some mad idea that the world should be a certain way and didn't care that certain undesirables and bystanders had to die to bring about this wonderful new world of theirs, and technology and science very often helped them do it... I'm not so sure.
+DisgruntledViewer Science cannot stop wars, because the wars are the result of human nature, until that is changed, wars will continue. Science however may help (and I mean change that nature) to do such a thing at some point in the future. But let's see at the current situation - most of the wars and the conflicts are in zones, where there isn't much of enlightenment to begin with. Third world countries are still full of superstitious people, many of whom can't even read or write, let alone know basics of science. No wonder the overpopulation there is a huge problem, no wonder diseases can spread there rapidly and no wonder they are more likely to go into conflicts, civil wars etc. However in first world countries the situation is better, but only slightly. I mean, we have USA, who is pretty much a world police now, they have huge resources and military power, but people are ignorant to the nasty truths that science has unfolded to us. Look at how many politicians and leaders ignore global problems like global warming or trash poisoning water supplies, destroying entire ecosystems. Fact is, science is hard, it's humbling and the facts it shows make us look and feel bad for our actions. And people don't want that, they don't want the responsibility. They want more power.
Moonbeam Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago
It's Carl Sagan's birthday today. He would have been 80 today. Happy Birthday, Mr. Sagan. Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot
Carl Sagan Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
The words and wisdom of Carl Sagan live on. Take 3.5 minutes to watch and REALLY listen.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g
Without the truth, there can be no real morality, justice, equality, unity, success, freedom, love, security, peace, spirituality or even survival. Do you want to know, what the fundamental truth of life is? You can now know the Simple nature of everything. GOOGLE: TRUTHCONTEST
Yooo! This is awesome!
Christopher Sisk Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago
Carl Sagan would have been 80 yrs. old today. Celebrate by listening to Carl doing what he did best..  Carl Sagan is one of my heroes in life. His views on life, humanity, our potential for incredible greatness and tremendous destruction. His passing was one of the greatest losses humanity has ever endured but his accomplishments, his legacy of books, lectures, TV shows, and TV appearances continues, to this day, to be an unending source of inspiration for myself, my generation countless others young and old alike. 
You speak the truth my friend, just as Carl did. Let's hope we can go to the stars one day, let us also not just hope but above all else... Act upon it.
Why the hell didn't Carl Sagan run for President? If I had been alive and of voting age when the original Cosmos aired, I'd have voted for him! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gary Johnson in 2016
No intelligent man will ever become a politician. lol
+Alieen Babe They have to anyway! We need enforced intellectualism in this country! It's written right there in our own Constitution (Article I, Section 8).
"The only home, we've ever known." Let's work together to keep this home liveable and give humans a chance for enduring existence. It's still one of the most important videos ever published. Carl Sagan "To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot." That's true for all of us, whether religious - what religion ever - or not.
Carl Sagan had the gift of making others feel that, even though they never knew him personally, and nor did he know them, that he was talking directly to them. As if he knew you would be laying in bed, or sitting at your desk, or at your table, looking for answers. Carl Sagan seemed to know this, and offered his answers willingly, and openly. In all of our obscurity, in all of this vastness, the only place our answers come from is from within ourselves. And in all of our searching, the only thing that has made the darkness bearable is each other. And through videos such as this, in a meeting place such as this, we can feel, if only for a mere three and a half minutes, that he is still speaking to us. I didn't plan on crying tonight, but I can't help but feel overwhelmed by the sense of connection, dedication, and pure, unabridged love that extends through the years and directly into my life. Thank you Carl. 
Wow! Bravo... wonderful words!
Love this perspective.  Also check out this song by Bliss n eso singing about the perspective of "pale blue dot" http://open.spotify.com/track/5bFE7Lbp7ZMGXuwZEEICPC Some great lyrics (376000plays atm, deserves alot more)
Every "world leader",and every self righteous,destructive,selfish human being…actually,all of us should keep this message burned into our consciousness.Maybe,we would find it a little harder to destroy everything.We can only hope. But the fact that this video has less than 2million hits,and a miley cyrus video can have a few hundred million,fills me with doubt.
I, we  -they, them  all throwing words exponentially naked, we stand, simultaneously our world large and unyielding forever as our paths are strewn there is no choice as we evolve into a corner at the mercy of a hateful butcher
Michael Erwin Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago
How I Remember In Canada, November 11th is known as Remembrance Day.  Of course, the day commemorates the sacrifices and tragedies involved in the two world wars. But the somewhat vague name has allowed me to reflect more broadly on the subject. As Carl Sagan would say, "Consider this:" In the long arc of time, these conflicts matter to the universe as much as who left the toilet seat up.  "Think of the rivers of blood, spilled by all those Generals and Emperors, so that in glory and triumph they can become the momentary masters of a fraction, of a dot." Thinking that the universe doesn't care about our most epic events might make you feel lost and unimportant. For me however, it is liberating and awe inspiring. Look within instead of outward. After all, a place in history is much more temporary than you think. Name for me the accomplishments of Narmer, or Qin Shi Huang. There have of course been heroes who gave their lives to protect, with no desire for anything in return. But my point here is: if we all remember that war doesn't bring peace, and only causes pain, then these heroes would not be necessary in the first place.  At this point, it is usual that Hitler's name be invoked. He was obviously an evil man who needed to be stopped at all costs. But if the citizens of Germany would have resisted Hitler's calls and promises of greatness, he would have remained powerless and impotent. No, holocaust, no Leningrad, no Hiroshima/Nagasaki .... So, let us remember, and say: NEVER AGAIN #neveragain   #remembranceday  
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Putting everything into the right perspective +Josè Castillo 
If you watch our "pale blue dot" from the cold outside, you could say, that life started there some 3,5 billion years ago and that life will stop there in another 0,9 billion years - a nice little intermezzo in space, so what? But if you care a bit more, because you look from the nice, warm inside, you might have the wish to keep it working.
Mankind,this is you 0:07 You tiny bastards.Stop bitching about afterlife.DO SCIENCE,DO ART 
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Hey there! Just thought I'd share this post... and enlist some help here, lol
I'm sick of atheists like Sagan twisting scripture to make God out to be a tyrant that was keeping humanity from "knowledge". It was the knowledge of good and evil that God was protecting us from, not knowledge in general. Listen to his pathetic false-humility as he tells listeners that their life is meaningless and they are nothing but evolved apes -- arrogant fool.
I want to add one more point. As Christians, we have to remember that it is us, not the atheist, that has the truth. I've come to realize that debating with atheists about God's existence through reason and logic is pretty much pointless. We have to remember that the natural man, the carnal man, is unable to see the truth. Their understanding has been darkened and confused. The harder their hearts are, the deeper the darkness of their mind. They are literally blind to the truth and only the supernatural power of God can restore their sight. I think Christians have made a huge mistake by accepting scientific "proofs" proposed by atheists in the fields of cosmology and theoretical physics that contradict God's revealed word describing the form and function of the universe. Frankly, I have come to the conclusion that the moon landing was a hoax, and that most of the missions into, and pictures from outer space, are fake. I know that statement is going to be met with incredulity, but I don't care. Christians should not be in the least bit afraid to doubt most of the claims of modern cosmology if they seemingly disprove God's word. 
25 years ago today and even more relevant now, than it ever was
....the realization... :(
Jason Falter Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
Instead of pledging allegiance to the flag, children across the globe should get to watch this video at the beginning of each school day!  The generation that adheres to these values will be the first to truly experience world peace.
We need to get rid of flags and the concept of nationalities. We need to strive for unity and world peace. 
+dolphinsatsunset1 You're demanding too much of human nature. We're not gonna have world peace, as long as the fertile females' only criteria for choice of mate is that he has to dominate the other males. Then you can have only war.
Jaclyn Olson Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
In my opinion, Carl Sagon is the most brilliant, and inspiring scientist of them all. I hope he will inspire you like he has me.
sorry the video is different i picked the wrong one so sorry ill re-do it sorry
It is time for this weeks bit of Friday inspiration. Happy weekend.
I wouldn't be who I am if it weren't for Carl Sagan. The man has inspired and awed me from childhood and literally helped shape and set the course of my life more than any other person save my parents. He introduced me to the wonders of science and showed me the boundless value of knowledge. My number one idol. I wonder how many others he touched in the same way. He had no idea how powerful and important his life and teachings would turn out to be. Thanks Carl. And thanks +Jocke Hellman for that bit of inspiration. I really needed it today.
+Roger Garvin Regarding your asking how many others he touched, I know of one person who was influenced tremendously by him - Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson. As you probably know, Dr. Tyson is continuing to influence people in the same way Sagan did before him. Thanks for sharing.
Now Carl Sagan knows everything. Why we exist, what the Universe is and what comes after life. He experienced the reason (maybe god) for our lifes. Or the programmers of our brains that made us just imagine this whole life?? He knows all of that now! And we all will one day!
+David T  It is actually quite easy and extremely liberating.  It doesn't allow for any petty human ideas to infect my conscious because it is literally the broadest perspective one can have and still include themselves.  The cosmos is so large and we so small, in comparison we can easily say we do not exist; just like atoms in comparison to us are small enough to not exist.  
Carl Sagan knew he didn't know everything. That's why he pushed so hard to learn more. If you think he knows everything, then you've learned nothing from him.
A mote of dust. Suspended, on a sunbeam.
Who the fuck are the 247 people who don't like this? What's wrong with them? Are they religious or plain stupid? You have to be ugly through and through to not like this and state so. 
They're just angry Martians.
I came here from "Men, Women & Children"
Every idiot who thinks he is something special, every arrogant being, every heartless human, all live on this dot.
What a grand and wonderful thing Humanity must be to have created such a mind as that of Doctor Carl Sagan.
My all-time favorite video! I love this and love the message! --some of the most useful perspectie I know.
"The only home, we've ever known." Let's work together to keep this home liveable and give humans a chance for enduring existence. It's still one of the most important videos ever published. Carl Sagan "To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot." That's true for all of us, whether religious - what religion ever - or not.
scienc eis just a theory i believe krishna will destroy the world that not a theory thats a fact
+Red Apoc Dude that is racist, don't be racist, racist people are worse than stupid people and hypocrites combined.
Without your glasses, everything is a blurry blob and all the little dots are sucked into it, like a black hole. Are we in a blurry blob hole too, Carl?
Ethan Lawless Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
I feel a deep seeded hatred and rage at the constant waste of human life. I focus that hatred and rage towards only those that deserve it based on their ignorance and stupidity. I call myself a Militant Atheist. I refer to myself this way as a result of my intolerance of religion and ignorance. I am learning everyday, more and more reasons to hate specific groups of people. Ranging from Creationists, Religious, Corrupt Politicians, to Extremists of any kind. A hatred for the groups of people that intentionally choose to deny what is painfully obvious based in fact founded by evidence. I am utterly ashamed of and unimaginably loath people like Ken Ham, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachman, Pat Robertson, Rick Warren, Ray Comfort, Joel Olsteen, Sarah Palin, Benny Hinn, and any other that would shove ignorance and nonsense on to people. To justify the abuse and subsequent deaths of so many wasted lives that simply do not conform to their own way of thought is a true disgrace to the human race. I have an intense love and respect for those that intentionally choose to question everything. Even themselves. For people that truly seek knowledge, understanding, and want for a better world. Respect for those who refuse to be distracted by false patriotism, false belief, and undeserved self righteousness. I am awe inspired by people like Neil Tyson, Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, Bill Nye, Christopher Hitchens, Emma Goldman, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, Nichola Tesla, Isaac Newton, and all of the truly brilliant minds that have lived, live now, or will live in the future... Leela Alcorn's death could have been avoided absolutely, if not for the rampant ignorance that engulfs humanity. The real shame is that this young woman may have been the person granted a Nobel Peace Prize for curing a specific type of cancer. But as a result of Leela's abuse, neglect, and subsequent death, we will never know. Her self image was a major part of who she was and her own family disgraced her on a level that is wildly inappropriate and so very cruel. Pay attention to what is absolutely true: http://youtu.be/wupToqz1e2g
Juan Luis Cano Shared on Google+ · 2 weeks ago
Es tiempo de ver este vídeo otra vez. Puntos extra si, al mismo tiempo, miras esto: http://zenpencils.com/comic/100-carl-sagan-pale-blue-dot/
I watched Sagan when I was a boy . . . perhaps the beginning of my own political consciousness?
Sagan is an awesome scientific mind!
Perspective like no other!
Lazaros Lazarakis Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Our home. For the people. Religious, Spiritual or Atheist. I'm spiritual to the unknown wonder of life.
By the way, this video contains the solution to Racism.
Vin P Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
We should all start our day by watching this video. Give a listen, at least once. 
okay, who else has seen Men Women and Children? ^^
Thank you Mr. Carl. From my heart space.
Pale blue dot. Could be malignant
He reminds me of daniel day lewis in lincoln........ awesome video
Please share this video... If you read this... Please. Our planet needs it right now.
Wise words, but his hopes are being lived out by the fools that rule.
CommieFritzTheGreat Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
Fantastic video by a fantastic man. Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot
Marlon Walcott Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
Bill de Iturrondo Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
Happy Birthday Drew!
great video makes you think of how we treat people today all fighting when in fact we should all be looking after each other no wonder aliens will never come to fuck up our planet we are doing it our selves xxx
I LOVE THIS... THANKS CARL SAGAN
YOEZEL KUENCHAB Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
The pale blue dot.
manly tears were shed
A flea on a dogs ass has a greater presence in its world then we will ever have in the universe .
What an incredible brilliant man. 
what's the background music? its great
Carl Sagan was a modern day genius, yet his message was so easy to understand. Sadly, religion, superstition, and other imaginary beliefs have caused human beings to fight amongst one another. Sagan forged his beliefs with evidence. Is that such a crazy thing to expect other people to do?
Kathy Derr Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
Check out this video on YouTube:
Armina Rushiti Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Point of pale blue
Happy birthday, Carl.
Mike Johnson Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
The only home we've ever known
I have a t-shirt that says "Hail Sagan" on the front. I'm proud to wear it.
A humbling reality like this either brings humility and enlightenment or fear and outrage...
carkheredon Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago
YouTube'da şu videoya bakın:
Tiny dots capture from voyage
How can 26,000 people like this when there are only 10,000 people in the world ? holy crap thats a mind blow !! youtube must be glitched or something.
This video makes me tear up everytime
Ender Bozkurt Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
Daniel David Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot
You cant argue with that....
I love you Carl greetings from TURKEY
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Daniel Mulvaney Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
So beautiful. So true.
A very thought provoking video, indeed. I couldn't help but notice the use of philosophy (Carl Sagan philosophy) to belittle philosophy.  In addition to the philosophical contradictions within the scientific materialism worldview, to begin with, I'm always amused by the pretentious attempts scientific materialists make to try and appear to be above the muddle of "lesser minds".   When I watch this video, I would do well to turn of the audio and contemplate the incredible order of the cosmos, the fine tuning of initial conditions which made it all possible and the extreme extravagance of the age and vastness of it all.
And philosophy is nothing more then pseudo intellectual when assuming that there are metaphysical connections without any form of concrete evidence.  
I completely agree with you spychrispy! It would be plain silly to believe in the reality of anything in philosophy if there wasn't "concrete" evidence for any of it.  But, I'm not sure what what has to do with anything I've said previously.
Druga dimenzija e Sagan.
Shells Bells Shared on Google+ · 1 week ago
"Twenty-five years ago, Voyager 1 looked back toward Earth and saw a 'pale blue dot,' " an image that continues to inspire wonderment about the spot we call home," said Ed Stone, project scientist for the Voyager mission, based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena." http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4484
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Kelvin Telford Shared on Google+ · 7 months ago
Great !   Every hero and every coward that ever lived....  lived there in that speck of dust.   Makes you think and wonder.....  
Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
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