SPEAKING of Carl Sagan and apples, did you know the douchey thing he did in the last 2 years of his life with Apple (the company, as in the one run by the then alive Steve Jobs)? They had some product, I don't know if it was the latest model at the time of the Macintosh or whatever, but they were calling it - internally - they were NOT marketing it this way - but they were calling it the "Carl Sagan" because they were hoping it would make billions and billions of dollars. Somehow Sagan got wind of this and sent a cease and desist letter. So they - still internally, not publicly - started calling it the "BHA" short for "Buttheaded astronomer". Somehow Sagan once more got news of this, maybe from the same mole who told him about their first name for the device in the first place. And did Sagan do the ADULT thing and laugh it off? NO! He SUED their asses for LIBEL and DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER! For (RIGHTFULLY IMHO) calling him a BUTTHEAD. PRIVATELY. And what happened? It got LAUGHED OUT OF COURT. So did he accept defeat like he should have? NO! He APPEALED it! He caused trouble for them and dragged on the lawsuit until they offered him a settlement.
This is why I lost all respect for Sagan. He was a douchebag. I'm not giving that whore the respect of calling him a butthead.
See what I say about Neil Degrasse Tyson next.... I can see him in your thumbnails. Hawking, though, he's cool. I got nothin' but positives to say about him. But Tyson, oh, he deserves a word or two about HIM too.
Oh! I get it, make the universe to make the galaxies that collects the stars that guide the planets to house the life that becomes the organisms that evolve into the ingredient to put it together to make the pie! very deep
D'aww. I am deeply sad that we all now live in a world without this man in it. He seems to have been one of the genuinely good ones. All too often the more I learn about someone the less I like them; it's entirely the other way around with Sagan. Such a lovely and very likeable man. I always end up talking right back to "Cosmos" because it really feels like he's talking straight to me. I also have the "Symphony of Science" song stuck in my head now...thanks so much sketcher25. Who's up next, I wonder?