|Carl Sagan, Right Again!|
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark -1995
I found this quote on a picture of the great man, but it was hard to read on the blog so I went searching the Interwebs for it to copy and paste, I found it and other quotes here at Good Reads
(a good spot to find book quotes). As I checked out other quotes I realized I needed to read this book, so I just ordered from Amazon, In print, rather than Kindle because I think it is going to be a long read. He encourage people to learn critical or skeptical thinking. and recognize valid and invalid arguments about science and the world. You may hear more from me, about this book as April progresses. I feel some rants coming.