Happy Carl Sagan Day!
On what would have been his 78th birthday, here’s a selection of Sagan-inspired GIFs to honor the late sage of science and science popularization. The garden of our mind would not grow as rich if it weren’t for people like Carl, and without him, many people like me certainly wouldn’t be talking science at you all the time. He’s my greatest inspiration as a teacher, and I don’t think I’m the only one.
What’s that? You want more than just some GIFs? Okay! Click here or here to find pretty much all of my Carl Sagan posts, ever. My apologies to your productivity.
(several of these GIFs via GifMovie, the Time Traveler at the Solvay Conference is by me, and others source unknown)
9:41 am • 10 November 2012 • 1,614 notes
“Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed - chased and hunted down as long as fun or a could could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones… It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods - trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving anding singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra. Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries since Christ’s time - and long before that - God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools - only Uncle Sam can do that.”
— John Muir, father of American conservation - 1897 (via sciencecenter)
(Source: The Atlantic, via sciencecenter)
4:10 pm • 7 November 2012 • 327 notes
Hwy 191, Utah. Home is where you park it… #adventuremobile #moab #canyonlands #camping
4:09 pm • 7 November 2012 • 23 notes
Poler Cycling Kits are available for pre Christmas delivery! email firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours. We don’t have these on the site, they are prepay only. #campvibes
6:52 pm • 1 November 2012 • 114 notes