Advent 23 — Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot


Carl Sagan hasn’t had much of an influ­ence on me. I’ve read and enjoyed Demon Haunted World, but I’ve never seen his tele­vi­sion series. Science inspir­a­tion for me as a child was Magnus Pyke, David Attenborough and Tomorrow’s World (before the BBC relaunched it to death). It’s my loss obvi­ously as Carl Sagan was clearly a gif­ted writer, and Pale Blue Dot is as mov­ing as any poetry you’ll find.

Carl Sagan — Pale Blue Dot.