A postgrad essay from an Ecological Design Thinking programme student at Schumacher College. Edited by Tyson Jopson.

Carl Sagan (1934–1996)
Carl Sagan (1934–1996)
Carl Sagan (1934–1996) - Astronomer, Planetary Scientist, Cosmologist, Astrophysicist, Astrobiologist, Author, Science Communicator and all-round inspired human

“You explained that it’s star-stuff [1] we’re made of, Carl. That landed deep within many, it landed deep within me. Some take it as an esoteric notion, though, something to make us feel nice. Like the charm of a cymbal at the end of a song. They don’t realise that what you’re saying is as foundational to existence as is the rhythm to the foundation of the song.”

The excitable sincerity with which he spoke was palpable; here was a student of life with an extraordinary opportunity to converse with the dead. …


Devon Concar

Digital Communicator, Ecological Design Thinker, Conservation & Community Enthusiast, Budding Biomimic and human with so much to learn... just like you.

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