Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Druyan , Ann (December 2003), Ann Druyan Talks About Science, Religion, Wonder, Awe... and Carl Sagan, Volume 27.6, November / December 2003, Retrieved on 2016-03-14
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    14 MAR 2016

     The Scientific is Sacred Because Truth is Sacred

    Why do we separate the scientific, which is just a way of searching for truth, from what we hold sacred, which are those truths that inspire love and awe? Science is nothing more than a never-ending search for truth. What could be more profoundly sacred than that? I'm sure most of what we all hold dearest and cherish most, believing at this very moment, will be revealed at some future time to be merely a product of our age and our history and our understanding of reality. So here’s this pro...
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    14 MAR 2016

     Science Lacks a Sense of Belonging

    It seems to me that the biggest challenge we face is to evolve a language that couples the cold-eyed skepticism and rigor of science with a sense of community, a sense of belonging that religion provides. We have to make it matter what is true. If instead we say that what really matters is to have faith, what really matters is to believe, we'll never get there. It’s not enough to have forty minutes of science in the daily school program, because science shouldn't be compartmentalized that w...
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    14 MAR 2016

     Believing in the Afterlife Belittles the Importance of a ...

    When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me-it still sometimes happens-and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again. Carl faced his death with unflagging courage and never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that we knew we would never see each other again. I don't ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thi...
    Folksonomies: science spirituality
    Folksonomies: science spirituality
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