Science is our most successful tool for understanding the cosmos and ourselves. By using the scientific method and critical thinking, we went from tribal squabbles to exploring deep questions and often getting profound answers.
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We prefer to let people express themselves freely here, so friendly discussion, constructive debate and the dialectic are acceptable, but violations of freedom will never be tolerated. We defend freedom and protect knowledge.
Plus, we are about changing parochial opinion based laws, or any laws, that impinge on basic human liberty (e.g. do what you like so long as you don't hurt anyone).
Carl Sagan reading from his book "The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark"
For more great videos, be sure to check out The Sagan Series on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF17F07CFC3208E29
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Rupert Read, Environmental Philosopher and Chair of Green House Think Tank.
The Paris Agreement explicitly commits us to use non-existent, utterly reckless, unaffordable and ineffective 'Negative Emissions Technologies' which will almost certainly fail to be realised. Barring a multifaceted miracle, within a generation, we will be facing an exponentially rising tide of climate...
Carl Sagan opens the program with a description of the cosmos and a "Spaceship of the Imagination" (shaped like a dandelion seed). The ship journeys through the universe's hundred billion galaxies, the Local Group, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, our Solar System, and finally the planet Earth. Eratosthenes' successful calculation of the circumference of Earth leads to a...