Wednesday, November 09, 2005

space: the final frontier

(queue music from Star Trek original series)

Today I want to pay tribute to Dr Carl Sagan who was born on this day (9 November) in 1934 and died very much pre-maturely from myelodysplasia on 20 December 1996.

Dr Sagan is best known for his work on astronomy and his television series Cosmos which was shown world-wide during the 1980s.

Although he did not have the same effect in astronomy as Johannes Kepler, Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe or Galileo Galilei (and they were fighting against conventional religious thinking at the time), Dr Sagan brought an understanding of astronomy and science to a lot of people.

Those familiar with his work will confidently agree that Dr Sagan would probably not have very nice things to say about 'intelligent design'. He was after all, a major proponent of the the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project.

More information from Wikipedia

Andromeda - somewhere in this galaxy is a planet which is the ancestral home of all cats...

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


My appetite is back to normal. I had a super fresh grain-fed raw chicken wing for dinner and gobbled it up in one go. I didn't swallow it whole, I did use my teeth and crunch through the bone (calcium, iron and other essential minerals).



Blogger The chick said...

I'm fascinated by your reference to Andromeda. Is that anywhere near Persia?

Thursday, 10 November, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

long long before then, chicka pooch.

closer to the time when we ruled and were worshipped egypt and got our human slaves to build pyramids...

Thursday, 10 November, 2005  

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