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Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    It's only the begining of the late prophet's work in this universe...

    One of the best things that Carl did was to include his final thoughts on space exploration. I learned by means of his elaborating around a quote that we really are one planet after all. It's the Saudi astronaut who said that they were looking out of the window of the rocket and pointing to their country; they got a little further and were pointing at their peninsula; a little further and all that they could do was to point at their planet. Carl Sagan (peace be upon this Prophet) is so correct in saying that we scientists are modern-day prophets because we have a sensible message for the world to heed - that if we don't do something to secure a better momentum which this earth is taking, anhilation will occur and then our 'God(s)' will come down and destroy us for sure; yet in the end, the causatives will have been us all along. I read the book in Spanish, which was quite fitting because this message is not for United Satesians alone!!! This was truly one of the greatest souls of all time! Sagan was not a dry, directionless atheist like many of us have met - he was also in fact more spritual than most self-appointed spiritual teachers of which I've heard or seen. But the amazing thing was to learn that Sagan had lots of different religious figures praying for him around the world although he didn't follow any of their religions. So by writing this commentary, I'm not the first to observe the greatness of Sagan. We should teach our children the same things that he was elucidated for our benefit!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2000

    A Fitting Epitaph to a Genius' Life

    'Billions and Billions' was, for me, a wonderful mix of science, religion, sociology and everyday personality that characterized Dr. Carl Sagan. His wife's epilogue was so moving that I cried. There will never be another scientist like Carl Sagan and those of us who listened to him have an obligation to carry the burden of responsibility to save the Earth from environmental catastrophe and keep on looking outward into Space--THAT'S where our future is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2003

    We need more people like him

    When I finished reading this I realized that in order for the world to improve we need people like him around. EVERYONE should read this, beacause he is like that great teacher so few of us had-the one who made us think, not just learn facts. He will be remembered for a long time :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    Fabulous

    Some of the greatest insight celebrating science and probing into mankinds fraility and fallible nature. Carl has once again delved into the nether regions of the mind to bring about the spectacular collection of essays. A must read for anyone who cares to know .. what it means to live in the 21st century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2000

    A brilliant collection of essays, thoughts and personal beliefs by one of America's most distinguished scientists.

    This is unlike most any other book that I've read by Carl Sagan. The format is more like that of a collection of thoughts on topics ranging from quantification (exponentially increasing or decreasing statistics and their impact on our society) to the necessary alliances of science and religion if we are to survive the coming millennium. Extremely thought provoking and almost a call to action to make a change in the way profit controls decision-making to the brink of endangering the human species. Certainly the best collection of non-fiction literature from a single author that I have ever read, and a must read for any intelligent person seeking to broaden their perspectives of global warming, birth control, and living as neighbors of one world and not the citizens of isolated countries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 1999

    The best Science book ever

    this book is full of great facts. Carl sagan is one of the greatest minds ever.

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