Carl Sagan Punished for Popularizing Science

Yet instead, Sagan was punished by the scientific community for his public endeavors. The persecution began as early as the 1960s, when Harvard University denied him tenure. Nobel laureate Harold Urey, a chemist who had previously served as one of Sagan's mentors, helped quash his chances with a nasty letter objecting to Sagan's budding media and outreach efforts.


His outreach efforts were used against Sagan's pursuit of tenure at Harvard.

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 Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Mooney, Chris and Kirshenbaum , Sheril (2009-07-13), Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future, Basic Books, Retrieved on 2011-05-28
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 The Two Cultures

Memes concerning science and art, how they approach reality, how they are different, and how they are similar.
Folksonomies: science art two cultures
Folksonomies: science art two cultures