The Pale Blue Dot
Tag: Carl Sagan
Aug 12 2010
Jan 28 2009
This diary grew out of a comment in The Dream Before the Awakening. The comment was:
Do we really need more hippies?
You can shut out the world for the sake of achieving inner peace or whatever. It’s crazy to pretend, though, that if you get others to join you, the fundamental problems facing our future will go away.
I want to ask people to get engineering degrees, to become doctors, to learn the law, to learn about climate science – and to use this information to do good. Iin this world we need more Jane Goodalls and Barack Obamas, not George Harrisons.