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This combustible mixture

of ignorance and power

sooner or later

is gonna blow up in our faces.

I mean,

who is running the science and technology in a democracy

if the people don’t know anything about it?

And the second reason that I’m worried about this is that,

science is more than a body of knowledge,

it’s a way of thinking,

a way of skeptically interrogating the universe

with a fine understanding of human fallibility.

If we are not able to ask skeptical questions,

to interrogate those who tell us that something is true,

to be skeptical of those in authority,

then we’re up for grabs for the next charlatan,

political or religious,

who comes ambling along.»

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A Day To Remember Carl Sagan

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