Carl Sagan – Believers are human beings

Carl Sagan
In the way that scepticism is sometimes applied to issues of public concern, there is a tendency to belittle, to condescend, to ignore the fact that, deluded or not, supporters of superstition and pseudoscience are human beings with real feelings, who, like the sceptics, are trying to figure out how the world works and what our role in it might be. Their motives are in many cases consonant with science. If their culture has not given them all the tools they need to pursue this great quest, let us temper our criticism with kindness. None of us comes fully equipped. - Carl Sagan
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Carl Sagan
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  • gr8risrael

    It is true that we should be tolerant of others and their beliefs. But, I take offense when anyone attempts to jam their beliefs up my …, well you know. I do not try to convert anyone to my way of thinking and I would respect those that show me the same consideration.

  • Carlos

    Let’s not forget, that on his deathbed, Carl turned to his life mate, asn said “Well, I guess I’ll know for sure, in awhile.”