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Education, Nature, Science

Remembering The Super Blue Blood Moon Conveyor of Beauty

January 31, 2018, full moon was special for three reasons: it was the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.”

A Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse, and a super moon all at the same time. A rare treat lit up the sky that happened last time in 1866!

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Agnosticism, Atheism, Religion, Science

Saturday Night For The Free Thinker: Carl Sagan (Part 1) Questioning Religion

I love Carl Sagan scientific life. He was a scientist who, despite his passing on December 20, 1996 keeps on educating us with his intellectual abilities and philosophical analysis on life.

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Books, articles, journals signed by several Nobel Prize winners, conferences about science, astrophysics, astronomy, philosophy and more.

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Carl Sagan was a passionate advocate of scientific and critical thinking.

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“The major religions on the Earth contradict each other left and right. You can’t all be correct. And what if all of you are wrong? It’s a possibility, you know. You must care about the truth, right? Well, the way to winnow through all the differing contentions is to be skeptical. I’m not any more skeptical about your religious beliefs than I am about every new scientific idea I hear about. But in my line of work, they’re called hypotheses, not inspiration and not revelation.” —— Carl Sagan

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Education, Science

Saturday Night For The Free Thinker: Extraterrestrial Life In Venus And Beyond Carl Sagan

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A study (link below) last September 14, shows the atmosphere of Venus contains phosphine, a chemical byproduct of biological life. But none would have been more thrilled or less surprised by the discovery than the late, great Carl Sagan — who said this day might come more than 50 years ago.   

The detection of a mysterious molecule 

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“Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers. Be open to wonder and at the same time subject all claims to knowledge, without exception, to critical scrutiny. Be aware of human fallibility. Cherish your species and your planet.”—Carl Sagan 

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Absolutely!

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