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  • Pale Blue Dot - Chapter 2: "Humility"

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    In development for the better part of ten years, the "official" follow-up to the original 2007 "Pale Blue Dot: Wanderers" is finally finished and has escaped into the wild.

    Some time before he died in 1996, Carl Sagan recorded a partial audio version of his 1994 book "Pale Blue Dot". Often described as the "sequel" to Cosmos, the audio version of Pale Blue Dot is, happily, back in print, with some portions apparently having been re-recorded.

    This video represents an "episode two" of sorts, a suggestion for a second chapter in an evolving interpretation of Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot".

    In this second episode, Sagan examines much more closely several of the ideas he touched on in the previous chapter, particularly mankind's never-ending struggle against self-delusion, and how this adversely affected humanity's view of the world for many centuries.

    This series deliberately hearkens back to the feel of classic BBC/PBS documentary series, such as "Ascent of Man" and "Cosmos", "Life on Earth", and the rest.




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    If you're interested in more details of the development of this series, answers to why it took so long to do, please visit the project website: https://fexluz.com

    Sincere thanks to all for their messages of support and encouragement regarding this chapter. It's been too long. Hopefully we're back on track now, and a chapter 3 won't take me until 2029 to finish.

    Pale Blue Dot: Humility
    Author, Narrator: Carl Sagan
    Soundtrack: Vangelis
    Editor, Director: Kasranov
    May 1st, 2018 Show less
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