July 14 2024

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Picardo Reads Sagan

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In a special edition of The Planetary Post, Robert Picardo reads excerpts from Carl Sagan‘s 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot.

The Planetary Post is a monthly vlog that features “the most notable space happenings.”

“Look again at that dot,” said Picardo, reading from the book. “That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

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