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Date: 04/22/11 03:39 PM

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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Link: Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan narrates an excerpt from his book `Pale Blue Dot`. Animated by student Adam Winnik to be used as his thesis
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Kudos. I give it a 4. Very nice presentation.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    well done... very good speaker...
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    SorasNobody Male 13-17
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    April 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    I hate when the music is too loud compared to the voice.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Yeah after watching another McD`s fight video. I just about give up on the human race.
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    zlatan Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    god we are so insignificant
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Does anyone happen to know what the music is? Shazam can`t seem to pick it up through his voice. I`ve always wanted to know what this song is...
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    @evanbartlett
    You should watch the video until the end... it`s called ``You`re so cool``.
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    Murcu Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    It`s the theme from True Romance done by Hanz Zimmer. It`s a tribute to the theme from Terrence Malick`s Badlands. If you enjoy it, listen to both. They`re quite similar.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I read the name "Carl Segan" and knew it would be a mistake to watch this.

    Pompous ass.

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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    i have turned me back to the human race, hence the name. but i think with the right leader we, as a species can do better at not tipping the odds in our favor against the other animals and natural selection. being a gross output of reproduced livestock to feed our population.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    Carl Sagan.. you were the greatest human being to walk the planet.


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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    "We are a way for the Cosmos to know Itself"
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    Heh, happy earth day everyone.

    I think we are outgrowing this place.
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    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    "Oh Clerence Whirley, you`re so cool."
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    April 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    I doubt humanity will change at all
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    I want Carl Sagan to be my dad. And David Attenborough, and also Stephen Fry. I`m full of love right now.
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    bigbaddave Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    Carl was pretty cool.. had the chance to meet him once before a lecture he gave, he was a nice guy... was sort of weird meeting him though being that most of the `famous` people I have met have been rock stars like Ozzy and Metallica and others.
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Tell me something I don`t know.
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    apermal Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    @Gerry1of1, agreed.

    "nubblins: Carl Sagan.. you were the greatest human being to walk the planet. "

    Sorry, I reserve that sort of accolade for people like warzone doctors and orphanage helpers. And similar. People like Carl are everywhere, its just that Carl got a break.
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    dantheman931 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    @darkgear6: With that attitude, you`re absolutely right.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    apermal, fair point. But people tend to gravitate more toward Leaders of Men, people that inspire them by being visible. Sure, people need nurses, and kudos to them too.

    Carl Sagan raised the public consciousness to the point where we we should care about our planet. After all, it *is* just a pale blue dot.

    Maybe that`s just me.
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    apermal Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    davymid, i know what ur saying and I agree to an extent. I guess it`s just my personal aversion to overdramatic slogans :)
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 12:00 am
    hey that wasn`t right, they`re M1 tanks, not H8 tanks, silly animator
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 12:01 am
    people tend to gravitate more toward Leaders of Men
    or is it that leaders just say what we want to hear?

    pale blue dot, yes we get it. played on and played out. shall we join hands again?
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    53590 Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2011 at 12:23 am
    That was a waste of my time.

    It took them so long to get to the point, and once they made it there was nothing to be said for it except for the fact.

    Besides, I don`t think this will make a very big difference in any sane person`s mind.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 1:31 am
    I have wondered what would happen if only we could fly the dictators, tyrants, fascists, religious fanatics, terrorists, and the like to Mars for a little visit. Perhaps if they looked up at the single tiny speck among thousands in the night sky that represented the everything in their lives, maybe - just maybe - they`d come back with a different perspective on things.
    If not, I guess we could just leave them there; that might be almost as effective.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 6:50 am
    Well now I feel really insignificant!
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 7:37 am
    I`ve heard about this segment, and I`ve finally heard it now. How overrated. To summarize: humans are pathetic. How is this news?
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    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 9:05 am
    true romance
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    cool
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    Subushie Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    @crudson I knew this song sounded familiar! i just couldn`t put my finger on it.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    crudson

    dude THANK YOU! I was sitting here going errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    April 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    For a self described agnostic, Sagan sure was a preachy guy. I always thought of him as the astronomical version of the Prairie Home Companion.
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    SouthpawSlew Male 18-29
    96 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 12:52 am
    Whoah, Ive heard an excerpt of this on a Story of the Year interlude; I had no idea it was Carl Sagan though.
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 12:53 am
    Segan`s Pale Blue Dot changed my life. Seriously, I will never look at the world the same way again. <3
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    catzypoo Female 18-29
    49 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 6:49 am
    Doesn`t it make yea feel lucky to even exsist on a spec of a chance... :)
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    Garu Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    @Oldfrt: "Astronomical version of the Prairie Home Companion." Very nice, agreed.

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