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Happy Birthday Carl Sagan!

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. — Carl Sagan


For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. — Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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Faith from Fable

"How proud are you, being able to gather faith from fable?" — Layne Staley

"How proud are you, being able to gather faith from fable?" — Layne Staley

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Albert Einstein on race relations

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In 1946, Albert Einstein spoke at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the first university in the United States to grant college degrees to blacks.  In his remarks, he offered this powerful observation:

"There is a separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it."

(Source: Ken Gewertz, Harvard Gazette)