Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quote of the Day (Carl Sagan, on Why Science Is Controversial)

“The rate of change in science is responsible for some of the fire it draws. Just as we've finally understood something the scientists are talking about, they tell us it isn't true. And even if it is, there's a slew of new things—things we never heard of, things difficult to believe, things with disquieting implications—that they claim to have discovered recently. Scientists can be perceived as toying with us, as wanting to overturn everything, as socially dangerous.” —Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1996)

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