Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Petty emotions ruin beautiful things

A little while back APOD (the NASA site) featured this absolutely beautiful SciFi view of the future inspired by Carl Sagan.

I noticed today that the video has had its audio voice over by Carl removed. I am unclear why, but the comments on the original Vimeo link suggest its by his estate or the minions of administering that.

The original can be found here:, now sadly minus Carls powerful words. It seems some who had ownership of Carls legacy wanted that removed.

Terrible, I'm sure Carl would be turning in his grave given his sentiment and his passions.

This is still on Youtube (for now) so get it while you can ... before greed destroys art.

To those with greed and selfish driven motivations who required Carls voice to be taken off this recording I leave you with a quote from Carl from Pale Blue Dot:
Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

1 comment:

Graham Moore said...

Thanks for posting this link. Sagan was a realist and an optimist that's sorely missed in these times.