Yesterday I acknowledged the passing of Alex Trebek while recognizing his devotion to education. Yesterday was also the birthday of the late astronomer Carl Sagan. Born in 1934 Sagan was able to relate the wonder of the cosmos to the average man and woman.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies was made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.” pic.twitter.com/vBHTlvFiPf
— Xavi Bros (@Xavi_Bros) November 9, 2020
One of Sagan’s brilliant contributions to mankind was articulating the place of humans in the universe. His description of the earth as a pale blue dot viewed some 4 billion miles from space is an eye opener that should make each of us reflect upon our place in the universe and our responsibilities to each other. I encourage you to take six minutes of your day to watch the following video; and learn. Plus, you’ll get to listen to Pink Floyd!
“There is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”—Carl Sagan
The weather on our little part of the pale blue dot will bring mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s again. The warmth will hang around again tomorrow, but rain should develop in the afternoon.