Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
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28-04-2013, 06:14 AM
Music Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
Carl Sagan muses on the current state of scientific thought, which offers him marvellous opportunities to entertain us with his own childhood experiences, the newspaper morgues, UFO stories and the assorted flotsam and jetsam of pseudo-science. Along the way he debunks alien abduction, faith-healing and channelling, refutes the arguments that science destroys spirituality, and provides a "baloney detection kit" for thinking through political, social, religious and other issues.

Well worth taking a couple of hours out to listen!!

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28-04-2013, 06:51 AM
RE: Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
I've read the book and as much as I love Carl this one was a bit superficial to me. Good but not great.

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28-04-2013, 08:22 AM
RE: Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
Just started reading this last night! Enjoying so far.

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28-04-2013, 10:25 AM
RE: Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
(28-04-2013 06:51 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  I've read the book and as much as I love Carl this one was a bit superficial to me. Good but not great.

That is one reason why I strongly recommend it to people trying to come out of religious delusion into reality. It is a gentle, poetic, polemic.

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28-04-2013, 03:41 PM
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The only disappointment is that I was expecting to hear Carl's own voice reading his work. The reader is OK but he's no Carl Sagan . . . although maybe I should reserve judgment until I hear how he says "billions and billions." Smile

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28-04-2013, 05:05 PM
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(28-04-2013 10:25 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(28-04-2013 06:51 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  I've read the book and as much as I love Carl this one was a bit superficial to me. Good but not great.

That is one reason why I strongly recommend it to people trying to come out of religious delusion into reality. It is a gentle, poetic, polemic.

Yeah, I can see that.

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I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain in Eruption
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28-04-2013, 05:07 PM
RE: Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
Here is a free PDF of the book just in case anyone is interested.

http://www.e-reading-lib.org/bookreader....e_dark.pdf
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29-04-2013, 12:30 AM
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(28-04-2013 05:07 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Here is a free PDF of the book just in case anyone is interested.

http://www.e-reading-lib.org/bookreader....e_dark.pdf

Great! Thanks a lot!

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29-04-2013, 07:20 AM
RE: Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World (Audiobook)
The last sentence gave me chills...


... this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.


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