Manuscript/Mixed Material Superstition : note
About this Item
- Superstition : note
- Contributor Names
- Sagan, Carl (Author)
- Subject Headings
- - Superstition
- - Sagan, Carl
- - Ideas riding
- - Pseudoscience
- - Awe
- - Manuscripts
- - In this document, Carl Sagan considers how superstition and pseudoscience persist in the face of science. He suggests "There is no aspect of nature which fails to reveal a deep mystery, to touch our sense of awe and wonder." He suggests that "Superstitions may be comforting for a while. But because they avoid rather than confront the world, they are doomed." From Carl Sagan's "ideas riding" files, a play on "ideas writing." These files contain a running set of initial concepts for various writing projects.
- Dimensions in inches: 11 x 8 1/2
- Source Collection
- The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive
- Manuscript Division
- Online Format
- online text
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Sagan, Carl. Superstition: Note. 1979. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000098/. (Accessed January 17, 2018.)
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Sagan, C. (1979) Superstition: Note. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000098/.
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Sagan, Carl. Superstition: Note. 1979. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000098/>.