Re: SETI bioastro: Dr. Thomas A. Easton: Carl Sagan and the War Against Baloney

From: Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 13:18:55 PDT


The URL for the full article:

http://galaxyonline.com/Contributors/Easton_Tom/CarlSagan_1.htm

Larry

At 04:10 PM 04/14/2000 -0400, Larry Klaes wrote:

>Dr. Thomas A. Easton: Carl Sagan and the War Against Baloney
>
>To quote in part:
>
>Perhaps it was science fiction that gave Sagan his initial interest
>in flying saucers and his lifelong interest in extraterrestrial life.
>In 1960, he was concerned with the possibility that a Moon landing
>could contaminate a pristine world. Within the decade, he was focusing
>on the problem of discovering and communicating with extraterrestrial
>intelligences. In the seventies, he was consumed by the Viking Mars
>landers and their search for signs of life. He helped attach pictorial
>messages to the Pioneer spacecraft and recorded messages to the Voyagers.
>Later came the novel Contact (1985) and of course his efforts to spread
>the word of nuclear winter, which helped as much as anything to end the
>Cold War. Poundstone tells us that he was proudest of this work.
>



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