Pale Blue Dot

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Carl Sagan narrates an excerpt from his book "Pale Blue Dot". Animated by student Adam Winnik to be used as his thesis
There are 38 comments:
Male 562
@Oldfrt: "Astronomical version of the Prairie Home Companion." Very nice, agreed.
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Female 49
Doesn`t it make yea feel lucky to even exsist on a spec of a chance... :)
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Female 582
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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Male 96
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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Male 749
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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Female 838
crudson

dude THANK YOU! I was sitting here going errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Male 1,646
@crudson I knew this song sounded familiar! i just couldn`t put my finger on it.
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Male 25,416
cool
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Male 589
true romance
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Female 3,562
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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Male 3,325
Well now I feel really insignificant!
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Female 6,381
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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Male 20
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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Male 2,649
[quote]people tend to gravitate more toward Leaders of Men[/quote]
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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Male 1,744
hey that wasn`t right, they`re M1 tanks, not H8 tanks, silly animator
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Male 322
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 7
@darkgear6: With that attitude, you`re absolutely right.
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Male 322
@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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Male 667
Tell me something I don`t know.
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Male 214
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 1,378
I doubt humanity will change at all
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Male 576
"Oh Clerence Whirley, you`re so cool."
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Male 10,440
Heh, happy earth day everyone.

I think we are outgrowing this place.
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Male 15,510
"We are a way for the Cosmos to know Itself"
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Female 1,743
Carl Sagan.. you were the greatest human being to walk the planet.


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Male 875
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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Male 38,768

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

Pompous ass.

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Male 84
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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Female 423
@evanbartlett
You should watch the video until the end... it`s called ``You`re so cool``.
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Male 559
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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Male 292
god we are so insignificant
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Male 2,402
Yeah after watching another McD`s fight video. I just about give up on the human race.
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Male 80
I hate when the music is too loud compared to the voice.
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Male 1,793
well done... very good speaker...
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Female 4,225
Kudos. I give it a 4. Very nice presentation.
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Female 8,044
Link: Pale Blue Dot [Rate Link] - 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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