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PDF ☆ BOOK Billions Billions ð FEEDMARKFORMULATE ´ ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Billions Billions By Carl Sagan ❤ – In the final book of his astonishing career Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning uestions of our lives our world and the universe around us These luminous entertaAgan's thoughts about love death and God as he struggled with fatal disease Ever forward looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unuenchable curiosity Billions Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day This is I think Carl Sagan's last published book published in 1996 His chapteressay entitled The Twentieth Century is one of the most insightful summaries of what the universe is that I ever read Well maybe not the most insightful but surely in the top threePerhaps the most wrenching by product of the scientific revolution has been to render untenable many of our most cherished and most comforting beliefs The tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors has been replaced by a cold immense indifferent Universe in which humans are relegated to obscurity But I see the mergence in our consciousness of a Universe of a magnificence and an intricate elegant order far beyond anything our ancestors imagined And if much about the Universe can be understood in terms of a few simple laws of Nature those wishing to believe in God can certainly ascribe those beautiful laws to a Reason underpinning all of Nature My own view is that it is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it beJust think if this were the type of book students actually studied in school and their parents studied in churches Nuf said #end

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In the final book of his astonishing career Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning uestions of our lives our world and the universe around us These luminous entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intima Carl Sagan writes about many topics in this book but manages to make them all readable and understandable My favorites are his essays on exponential growth and decay the universe and abortion He really clearly lays out his thoughts and makes hard to understand concepts reachable in science and mathematics He makes what is probably the most logical argument I have ever read in the abortion debates about our need to decide what makes us human and determine at what point that happens His short explanation of the history of abortion was enlightening no it never used to be a religious issue until recently His arguments about the need to address global warming and the need to decrease nuclear arms are as timely now as they were 15 years ago I am sad that our world has lost such a knowledgeable and persuasive man but I am glad to know he has inspired so many others to follow in his footsteps The world needs intellectuals that don't blindly side with party lines but look at facts and evidence We need people to stand up and honestly educate people about what is happening in our world

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Billions BillionsCy of the human mind posing such fascinating uestions as how did the universe originate and how will it end and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century Here too is a rare private glimpse of S Series of articles by the brilliant Carl Sagan in his last book on topics such as humanity the universe religion love and deathi rate this book 3 stars and a fourth star is just for Carl Sagan as a human who i look up to as the best cosmic citizen ever lived every sentence i read i imagined from his cosmos voice and smile who else could touch on all topics of science math religion love and emotions in one discussion and reach all levels of peoplelast chapter In the valley of the shadow he wrote about death in general and his death experience in particular during his sickness just 2 months before his death very touching very human had we had people like him the world and even the universe would have been a better placeuoting him I looked death in the face 6 times and six times death averted his gaze and let me pass from our confrontations i have learned a lot about beauty of life love friends and family Almost dying is such a positive experience i would recommend to everybody