The Most Important Earth Day Message Ever
Carl Sagan showed us that in this demon-haunted world–a world of endless divisions, hatreds, and superstitions– we are all sitting on a pale blue dot, a mere momentary speck of sand in a universe full of stars. He challenged us to be reasonable and kind to each other, and he taught us that science is the brightest candle we can hold to the darkness of human conceits and biases.
Earth Day is a day when we should recognize that we need to keep this planet in order, not just environmentally but politically, economically, and socially. We need to keep Carl Sagan’s dream alive. And if the day ever comes that we discover that there is more to life than in our little corner on Earth, we’ll remember that Sagan knew it all along.
Posted on April 22, 2011, in Humanism, Religion, Science and tagged Carl Sagan, contact, demon-haunted world, Earth Day, environment, humans capable of greatness, Pale blue dot, superstition. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.