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'''Carl Sagan''' was a popular scientist, astronomer, and media personality.  He is perhaps best known for the PBS television series, ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081846/ Cosmos]''.   
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'''Carl Sagan''' was a popular [[science|scientist]], [[skepticism|skeptic]], astronomer, and media personality.  He is perhaps best known for the PBS television series, ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081846/ Cosmos]''.  Sagan saw no reason to believe in a personal [[God]] or anything beyond physical reality and the laws that govern the universe.  He did not consider himself an atheist because he could not disprove god.
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Sagan feared the reason why humans have not found evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations could be that technologically advanced extraterrestrial communities destroyed themselves.  He was concerned that humanity should not destroy itself.
  
 
Sagan was founder of [[The Planetary Society]].
 
Sagan was founder of [[The Planetary Society]].
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==Writings==
 
==Writings==
 
* ''[[The Dragons of Eden|The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence]]'' ISBN 0-345-34629-7
 
* ''[[The Dragons of Eden|The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence]]'' ISBN 0-345-34629-7
* ''Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science'',  ISBN 0-345-33689-5
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* ''[[Broca's Brain|Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science]]'',  ISBN 0-345-33689-5
 
* ''Cosmos'', ISBN 0-375-50832-5
 
* ''Cosmos'', ISBN 0-375-50832-5
* ''Contact'', ISBN 1-56865-424-3
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* ''[[The Demon-Haunted World|The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark]]'', ISBN 0-345-40946-9
* ''Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space'', ISBN 0-679-43841-6
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* ''[[The Demon-Haunted World|: Science as a Candle in the Dark]]'', ISBN 0-345-40946-9
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.carlsagan.com/ The Carl Sagan Portal]
 
* [http://www.carlsagan.com/ The Carl Sagan Portal]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755981/ Carl Sagan] on the Internet Movie Database
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755981/ Carl Sagan] on the Internet Movie Database
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* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/sagan-alien-abduction.html Carl Sagan on Alien Abduction]
  
 
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Carl Sagan was a popular scientist, skeptic, astronomer, and media personality. He is perhaps best known for the PBS television series, Cosmos. Sagan saw no reason to believe in a personal God or anything beyond physical reality and the laws that govern the universe. He did not consider himself an atheist because he could not disprove god.

Sagan feared the reason why humans have not found evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations could be that technologically advanced extraterrestrial communities destroyed themselves. He was concerned that humanity should not destroy itself.

Sagan was founder of The Planetary Society.

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