Some folks have come up with what I think is a pretty damn cool holiday: Carl Sagan Day (Nov. 7)!
That's not only one of my favorite Sagan videos, but one of my favorite videos ever. Every time I hear that speech, I don't whether to laugh or cry, to have hope for humanity or feel misery for the direction it is heading. Ultimately I think I have hope - for as small, horrible, and insignificant humanity may be, it still is incredible enough to produce someone as great as Carl Sagan.
A few weeks ago, a new, beautifully-done Sagan tribute video, A Glorious Dawn, came out and has been a huge hit (over a million and a half views so far).
Finally, here's the awesome Sagan meets The Matrix video.
Thanks Carl, you made the world a much better place while you were here.
"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever." - C.S.