on Carl Sagan

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I’m a geek. So now you know that about me too. Haunted by Nolan’s Interstellar– which didn’t quite meet my expectations– I rifled through my library and found something to soothe my disappointment. Contact by Carl Sagan is one of my favorite books of all time. I stole it from a library when I was in uni. I didn’t think Carl would mind. I also liked the film adaptation with Jodie Foster. I watch it when I need the world to make a little more sense.

What was it about Contact that left such a deep imprint? It’s the idea that space travel is both a physical and spiritual journey undertaken for answers to existential questions that keep some of us awake at night. That science and theology are two sides of the same coin – with their share of zealots but still mystical and profound.

It reminds us that there are different paths to enlightenment but we make the same trip.

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writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.

6 comments

  1. I think what Bukowski said was true about you being an intellect and arist! Reading Carl Sagan, Bukowski, these photographs!! You are pretty interesting!

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  2. Reverie is one of my favorite words too.

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  3. Sorry, I don’t buy it. If you truly believed in space travel as “a physical and spiritual journey undertaken for answers to existential questions that keep some of us awake at night”, you should’ve written it as

    SPACE TRAVEL

    and not just space travel. 😉

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  4. Yo Carl Sagan is the TRUTH! Haven’t read this book but have read some of his non-fiction books and watched the original Cosmos. Will have to read Contact now.

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