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The Carl Sagan Blog-A-Thon

Joel Schlosberg posted a request for bloggers to post any stories they might have about Carl Sagan in honor of the tenth anniversary of his death (which was yesterday).

Carl Sagan was and continues to be a huge influence on my life and my writing, but I am sure many, many people can say that about the man. Probably not a lot can say this though: I named my son after him.

Sagan Michael Robert Hiebert was born ten years ago, November 27, just a few weeks before Carl Sagan passed away. At the time of my son's birth, Carl Sagan was at the Seattle Cancer Clinic and I sent him a letter along with a picture of my boy. I never did hear back, but I like to think he might have read it before he went.

So this is to Carl Sagan -- here's hoping he got at least one thing wrong and that he's somewhere right now knowing a little more about the universe than he did when he was here (he was a devout atheist through his life, right up until his untimely death).

He's very much missed.

erdnase out.


Nice entry

Great name, great looking kid.

I do have a question about this statement and I hope you don't mind my asking.

Here's hoping he got at least one thing wrong and that he's somewhere right now knowing a little more about the universe than he did when he was here (he was a devout atheist through his life, right up until his untimely death).

Are you wishing this for him because you have a faith and hope you are correct and he has found it? Or is it because you hope that his discovery of the nature of reality has continued, because of course he would love that? Or maybe I've misunderstood completely and there is another interpretation.

No judgement intended in any event. I happen to like the second scenario better, but I am really just trying to make sure I understand you correctly.

Re: Nice entry

I put 2:1 on the second.

Re: Nice entry

The second. The only faith I have is the absolute certainty that grows with every passing year that I, myself, no practically nothing at all :)


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Yet another little one named for Carl? Very cool. So far most of them have been raised as vegetarians or vegans, which is in interesting coincidence.

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