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    I have spent several days watching Carl Sagan’s “The Pale Blue Dot” YouTube video as well as reading the transcript located in the description section of the video. Panic stricken, I fought to conjure up a great thesis that will explain what I think the meaning of this video is. I am struggling with creating an essay that casts my personal reflection upon people that don’t know me from Adam, in the meantime watching the clock tick as I lose daylight once again with a blank sheet of good quality paper

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    astrophysicist and communicator among other fields of sciences, has written Pale Blue Dot in order to extend ideas on the boundaries of space exploration for the future in order to assure that the human population can survive catastrophic events. He describes earth’s insignificance amongst the magnificent stars in space, how this thriving and sociable place we call home, is merely a pale blue dot amongst the majestic fireballs of blue and red gases and planets one hundred times the size of earth. Sagan

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    Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World as Social Commentary Carl Sagan sums up his view of the basic flaw of man in one phrase: "history reveals that we humans have a sad tendency to make the same mistakes again and again" (Sagan 424). Humans today have an understanding of the world around them that is vastly superior to that of their ancestors. In spite of this, a growing number of people perpetually fail to scrutinize to the degree necessary for the evolution of the self. According to Sagan

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    refers to “The Holy Ghost” (Fitzgerald 3) this sets the ill tone which is carried throughout the novel. Life of Adam Patch is summed up in colours Fitzgerald states his small eyes in dark-bluish, gray to white and from pink to yellow (13). Colours like blue, pink, gray, white and yellow shows different stages of Ad... ... middle of paper ... ... irony the American Dream which Anthony and Gloria started to pursuit it was all beautiful full hopes and imposing promises both of them are young, beautiful

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    Witnessing the Unwitnessable

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    swirls of color on the ebony backdrop. A cursory glance at these speckles might discern them as nothing but randomness, but a closer examination reveals a certain sense of artistic unity. Their palette is simple – shades of black, white, yellow, blue, red, orange – while their details are elegant. A whirl of gold dances nears a splotch of sapphire; a daub of dainty pink resembles a rose; drops of ivory encircle a void like a pearl necklace; lacy, white tendrils reach toward a spray of amber.

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    which are darker shades in relation to the water. The blue sky is a darker shade of blue than its reflection in the water and the colour of the almost golden moon is not reflected, instead it shines through the white clouds and upon the glistening water. The artist uses other hues to decorate the city with lights, streams of tiny yellow and red dots spread into the distance, these bits of light decorates the pale blue mountains beyond. The cool blue waters spread out like a blanket, and atop it rests

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    my topic because it specially talks about the efforts, achievements, legacies, engineering and technological adversities that NASA face during the development of Apollo 8 and 11 that help them visit the moon. Sagan, Carl. “The Gift of Apollo.” Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. Ballantine Books, 1994. 163-172. Print. Chapter 13 The Gift of Apollo narrates how Apollo missions change the history of the human species. It explains how Apollo 11 was an astonishing and technological

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    Oxygen

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    Oxygen Oxygen, symbol O, colorless, odorless, tasteless, slightly magnetic gaseous element. On earth, oxygen is more abundant than any other element. Oxygen was discovered in 1774 by the British chemist Joseph Priestley and, independently, by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele; it was shown to be an elemental gas by the French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in his classic experiments on combustion. Large amounts of oxygen are used in high-temperature welding torches, in which a mixture

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    twenty-ninth I was given the name Riley Burdick. Born with the Burdick syndrome it makes it very difficult for me to breath, grow, and gain weight like normal people. The grey box with the thin clear tube coming out of it snakes up my back, around my pale ears, over my rabbit stuffed cheeks, and hooked under my tiny button nose. Also on my chubby tummy I have a big circle that hooks up to a monitor with a clear tube that fills up with a creamy smooth formula and flows down the tube at 115 miles per

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    No Moral Obligation to the Earth

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    microbial life, and water, provide a way for the planet to heal itself, so to speak, from humanity's actions. The earth doesn't care what actions we take on a daily basis -- it has been around vastly longer than any living thing. In his 1996 book Pale Blue Do... ... middle of paper ... ...rly fight our “gut feeling” and restore proper reasoning. If this focus is properly placed, we realize that our obligation to the Earth only goes so far as those who inhabit it. We owe no moral duty to our planet

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