We must create our own light
It was Sagan’s genius that made this scientific and philosophic journey into the cosmos possible. An exploration of our universe and ourselves in thirteen hours, explaining some of the deepest mysteries surrounding our existence. An edifying and uplifting experience.
Personally, I felt the thirteen hours spent watching Cosmos were more useful than the 12 years spent learning Science in school. This is both a indictment of our failed education system as well as a testament to the unrivaled brilliance of Cosmos and Sagan himself.
Cosmos helped us obtain an understanding of our origins and the known universe, prompting us to challenge our assumptions, think more consciously, and act in a manner befitting individuals who have had the veils of ignorance lifted, however partially.
“Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group… If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth”
— Carl Sagan
“Maybe a good start would be to recognize within yourself the ability to understand anything, as long as it’s explained clearly enough. And then go and ask for explanations. And if you’re thinking ‘Well what do I ask for?’ ask yourself if there’s anything in your life you want changed. That’s where to start.”
— James Burke