Pale Blue Dot

By Phil Plait | February 27, 2007 9:46 pm

Carl Sagan wrote some of the most beautiful and important words ever set in English. His short essay, "Reflections on a Mote of Dust" from Pale Blue Dot should be required reading of every human on this planet. His reasoning, his timing, his cadence, his choice of words, his phrasing… they’re all perfect. Not one word should be changed. It inspired my own essay "Science Fare", in fact.

Now icecorescientist has created a fantastic video for it.

I hope this brings Sagan to a new audience. They need him. We all do.

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