Dorion Sagan  @  ChelseaGreen

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Dangerous Ideas: Memes and the New Orwellianism

March 10th, 2011 by Dorion Sagan

"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too." - Somerset Maugham
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the [...]

My Father

November 11th, 2010 by Dorion Sagan

My father's work made science cool. He showed that it was good to be smart, to be open to wonder but also critical, both of superstition and political authority. The universe was our home. Space exploration and evolution were part of a story based on evidence that belonged to all humanity, [...]

The Purpose of Life and Humanity's Place in the Biosphere

January 27th, 2009 by Dorion Sagan

A fantastic breakthrough with important ecological implications is hereby announced: the scientific revelation of life's purpose. From the Big Bang on, the cosmos has been heading in a direction defined by the spreading of energy, or the reducing of gradients, which are measurable temperature, pressure, and chemical differences. The differences tend to be broken down [...]