Remember Carl Sagan? He was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator who died in 1996. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books, according to the Wikipedia page on him.
In his works, he advocated skeptical inquiry and the scientific method.
The reason I share it here today is to shed some light on our recent discussion on science, religion and politics.
I thought a lot of science was fairly well settled back in the 1990s, including the facts about evolution and climate change due to human induced global warming. But we still have some politicians in this country who are clearly willing to exploit the lack of “belief” about these issues on the part of certain segments of the undereducated public.
So if you hear people talking about this, share this with them and let’s set the record straight. Not to mention the separation of church and state. Some politicians are also willing to exploit the public’s lack of understand on that issue for their own greedy political purposes.
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