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So I recently realized that a few of my friends had no clue who Carl Sagan is.I was very sad when I heard this :[. Probably one of the greatest minds to ever exist in our lifetime. Yet he is over-shadowed by people such as Hawking. Even Bill Nye the Science Guy who was taught by Sagan seems to be more well known. Not to say any of these minds are greater or lesser than the last. I just feel as if Sagan was one of the best at explaining things to the common mind.His explanation of the 4th dimension ( A YouTube video link, that I suggest everyone watch :] ) completely blew me away the first time I saw it. I had always had a small understanding of it through things Hawking had explained. Hawking used many words and examples that I just could not follow quite as well. I have no real teachings in science, or astrology, or anything even remotely as advanced as what Hawking or Sagan speak of usually. With Sagan though, his visionary examples and the way he describes everything makes it so much easier to follow and understand.Bill Nye had his show for children, the introduction into the world of science. Sagan, with his more advanced teachings held the average persons attention. Leading you a bit further down the road of science until you reach the end. Hawking. The man who wouldn't even be able to explain how to make toast to me unless I had eight years of some form of college science under my belt. Yet all three can talk and explain the exact same, just not to the same group of people, lol.So, just trying to spread some Sagan love. I have yet to have the time to actually read the book sadly, I do enjoy watching; Cosmos: A Personal Voyage though. The show in which Sagan narrates the book. It's scary how he can put things into perspective, and make you realize that whatever just happened to make you upset, or angry. Doesn't matter. The Earth itself is so tiny and almost insignificant to the universe. So the things happening on it, at least for the moment, are even smaller.

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Conolotro

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From where i come from, my classmates don't even know steve jobs or tim cook. i ought to read some of his books though.He's one hell of a smart guy :D physics is one of my favourite subjects but its tough :P

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From where i come from, my classmates don't even know steve jobs or tim cook.

How the heck have your classmates not heard of Steve Jobs?

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How the heck have your classmates not heard of Steve Jobs?

They aren't missing much anyway. The man was not nearly as brilliant as people think. He was just a crude business man. He was self-centered and really only cared about making another dollar.Granted, he did help create many well known things today. Not just Apple, who The Woz should be just as known for but isn't.I'm not trying to take anything away from Jobs. Just saying. People put the man on a pedestal when he really shouldn't be. the only reason Apple even exists is because Gates wasn't allowed to have a monopoly.Inb4 "GATES STOLE JOBS IDEA!". Then that just proves that Jobs isn't that smart, doesn't it?

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They aren't missing much anyway. The man was not nearly as brilliant as people think. He was just a crude business man. He was self-centered and really only cared about making another dollar.

I don't disagree with you there. I just find it hard to believe that a group of students haven't heard of Steve Jobs.

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They had iphones but they don't bother with the founder. their minds are filled with koby and other basketball players.my school-mates are technology inclined.




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