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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carl Sagan
It is a brave novelist who opens a book with his heroically obese wine snob, "a vast floodplain of undulating flesh," flopping in marital bliss, with his wife "making that melodious sound that reminded him of mermaids singing in an unintelligible language of a place he had never seen."
Oliver Sacks may be an atheist, but flashes of heaven and hell illuminate his new book "Hallucinations," which is studded with stories of mystical experiences and ends with a reference to God.
In the unlikely event that Seth MacFarlane comes looking to you for a job, it might be simpler to sort through his qualifications by asking what he can't do rather than what he can.
In the unlikely event that Seth MacFarlane comes looking to you for a job, it might be simpler to sort through his qualifications by asking what he can't do, rather than what he can.
It's not "billions and billions." It's more like 800 boxes worth. That is the sum total of the personal and scientific papers of one Carl Sagan, acquired Wednesday by the Library of Congress.
Mister Rogers is joining scientist Carl Sagan and the snuggie in the pantheon of unlikely viral sensations.
Almost daily there are new reports of distant planets. They may outnumber the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. What we're look- ing for, of course, is ex- traterrestrial intelligence, not just orbiting rocks. But nothing has been found. The silence in outer space "is maddening," Charles Krauthammer has written. It "makes no sense."
Evolutionary biologist, author and National Medal of Science winner Lynn Margulis (MAR'-guh-liss) has died.
The Fox network is bringing back Carl Sagan's universe-spanning docu-series "Cosmos," and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is on board for the ride.
Safety in numbers? Certainly not. Multiple alarming headlines warn: "National debt at $14 trillion."
The universe may glitter with far more stars than even Carl Sagan imagined when he rhapsodized about billions upon billions. A new study suggests there are a mind-blowing 300 sextillion of them, or three times as many as scientists previously calculated. That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros. Or 3 trillion times 100 billion.
Ralph Vicinanza, a literary agent whose clients included Stephen King, Augusten Burroughs and the Dalai Lama, has died. He was 60.
Marine gets 15 years in Iraqi's death
FILE - In this Aug. 1996 file photo, astronomer Carl Sagan speaks in Washington.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, scientist, TV personality and space aficionado will have his letters, idea files, handwritten notebooks, report cards and other ephemera become a permanent part of a very vast collection — appropriate for a man whose trademark phrase was "billions and billions" whenever he described the stars of the universe.