PAULY IS A F’N FOOL!
An excerpt from Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) Carl Sagan (Brooklyn November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) In this book, Sagan mixes philosophy about the human place in the universe with a description of the current knowledge about the solar system (wikipedia)
- I went to the librarian and asked for a book about stars … And the answer was stunning. It was that the Sun was a star but really close. The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light … The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.(Sagan talking about his interest in stars at the age of 5)
“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”