I notice #CarlSagan is trending today on G+.  Whenever that happens, I like to…

I notice #CarlSagan is trending today on G+.  Whenever that happens, I like to share a favourite clip from his Cosmos series and today is no exception.  This is a great one!

No tesseracts this time.  Promise 😉

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10 thoughts on “I notice #CarlSagan is trending today on G+.  Whenever that happens, I like to…

  1. I got (not made) my kids watch this with me when it first aired. They loved and respected it as truth. Two of them have pasted. on. I watch  it all the way through once a year in remembrance……..and I smile. Spiritual truth whatever that may mean is bound by the laws of physics.

  2. My dear Reggie… I too watched Cosmos as a little one when it first aired and many times thereafter.  My mom recorded the series and read the book.  She taught me all about the workings of the universe.  Now as I go through life meeting so many people who don't know anything about anything, now I finally recognize what a great gift my mom gave me.  And I know how fortunate I've been to have a parent that cared about and shared the greater truths.  Hugs!

  3. Holy Moly Science! +Laura Ockel  You used to watch this series! When I was a high school student in my country, I did not know English and there was no this kind of video on TV. However, one day I got a book, Cosmos, written in my mother language. I read it more than three times. Every night I dreamed the train running faster than the speed of light, and traveled in time.  Carl Sagan is the man who gave me a reason to study more. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. That's what I love about G+… it gives us kindred spirits a chance to know each other! I have been so inspired by Carl Sagan. It is wonderful to know you feel the same way!!

    +Leo Lee the Cosmos series can be seen on Netflix online. It was available on Hulu but I don't know if it still is. It is amazing!!

    ps: May I ask what is your mother country?

  5. +Laura Ockel Thank you for the info.
    By the way, it was long time ago when I read his book. I was born and grew up in South Korea.

    It will be fun to know little bit of my personal history. When I taught college kids physics, I asked myself what is my challenge because I asked students challenge their obstacles. At that time, English was my challenge, but still it is. Hahaha… I came to America to challenge my fear to speak and listen English. It has been 13 years. Life without stories might be nothing.

  6. I knew a couple of people who taught English in Korea +Leo Lee.  One of them took me out for Korean barbeque once and I loved it.

    Languages are very challenging to me so I have high regard for anyone who tackles them.  I know just enough to get by in various European countries, but the languages are similar enough that I get them all confused and end up using French, Italian and Spanish all in the same sentence 😉

    Physics is an amazing science.  Thanks to my fiancee, I'm finally able to understand it a little bit now.  Unfortunately my school concentrated more on the method and less on the meaning so while I got an A in the class, I didn't really understand what I was learning and how it applied to the real world.

  7. +Laura Ockel  I am happy to hear that you have a fiancee, who knows physics.  

    Long time ago, I defined several things. Math and physics are an universal language with which we can communicate with even aliens. English is an international language with which we can communicate with people on Earth. Computer languages are for communicating with machines.

    I believe you do not know how important English is in Asian countries. When you mentioned learning second languages are just a luxury hobby.

    When I took an English class at the first time in America, the teacher wanted to keep me in his lab because how I thought, not how I spoke. At that moment, I knew that what we deliver is much important than how we speak in certain conditions. 

    Long story short, my point is it is okay not being able to know something today, but not okay tomorrow.