[Updated video] The Pale Blue Dot - A Tribute to Carl Sagan
By - - YOUTUBE - THETHINKINGATHEIST
Added: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:43:17 UTC
[Update 18:20pm GMT -7] - Updated video
I'd originally posted this video using a new narrator, but after receiving dozens of requests for Carl Sagan's original voice-over, I revised the edit. To their credit, the critics were correct; Sagan is still the best choice.
As I rejected religion for the first time in my late 30s, I only recently discovered the power and poetry of Carl Sagan's work, and as I was no longer bound by the constraints of religious thinking, I couldn't help but experience a feeling of profound gratitude that, even after his death, he could help me feel awe and wonder at the universe.
Mine is just one of many visual translations of his words. But with it, I hope that a new audience will be introduced to Carl Sagan and can experience this amazing look at the cosmos through his eyes. -Seth
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