A few things about Carl Sagan

It’s Carl Sagan day, so it is worth to pause for a moment to remember his contributions.  I remember being motivated by him, and his Cosmos series.  He always had a way with words, describing the essence of science, apart from all of the details that distract us.  In some ways I wish I were more like him, and able to make such a contribution to the world. 

So, in memory of Carl, here are a few links to enjoy:

On Humanity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLkC7ralR30

Pale Blue Dot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g

Symphony of Science – We are all Connected: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g


About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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