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This video makes me think about how all the money spent on a certain war could have been used instead to have us well on our way to having people living on Mars. But whatevs, let’s just blow up some more sand.

17 Littlegrey Comments:

January 21st, 2011 at 1:30 am Mart says:

So much bulls**t in so little time! If we find another planet, we'll exploit it like we're exploiting this one and everyone knows it!

January 20th, 2011 at 6:20 pm MUTHY!!!!!!! says:


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January 18th, 2011 at 12:50 am felis20 says:

Yeah, that was a little lengthy, rambling, and depressing, and ultimately terrible as PR.

Sagan may be a scientific genius, but he's something of an idiot when it comes to advertising. People don't want to hear "You'll probably be long dead when this awesome thing happens", even if it is true.

Politicians know this.
It's one of the reasons why, when they're agitating for funding for a long-term project that has smaller short-term costs, they always feel the need to mention your children and your children's children.

Most importantly, people aren't willing to pay for something long-term; especially when the commercial insults them. Which this did.
Multiple times.

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January 13th, 2011 at 7:56 pm wyse says:
January 13th, 2011 at 7:26 am SCIENCE IS POWER! says:

God don't got nothing on Carl Sagan.

January 13th, 2011 at 2:30 am RJ says:

I find it odd how some of you deride Sagan's narrative. What sort of narration would you approve of?

January 13th, 2011 at 12:21 am lego 2112 says:

that was beutifal, hes right, we war and hate each other... but hopefully our descendants (the lord bless them) will not face the sociological and psycological barriers we face today; mabye we will someday be a peacefull species amongst the stars, coexsisting with each othe and other species while only refering to war in the most most dire of times. lets think obout this guys, this video was not sad or melancholy, but very hopefull to me.

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January 12th, 2011 at 6:12 pm 1supercosmic says:

Carl Sagan's voice is so calming and inspiring.

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January 12th, 2011 at 5:51 pm Administrator says:

I fixed it. Sorry about that. My laptop screen developed an awesome new horizontal white line across it last night and I got distracted.

January 12th, 2011 at 5:19 pm tsenaku says:


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January 12th, 2011 at 4:13 pm TopMonkey says:

It's Carl Sagan. He was a bright man but prone to "idiotic claptrap". In this case the juxtaposition with those "nice images" seemed to have a negative effect on me.

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January 12th, 2011 at 4:06 pm WhatRoughBeast says:

Sorry, forgot to log in. Last comment was mine.

January 12th, 2011 at 4:03 pm says:

O my goodness, what idiotic claptrap. Nice images, though.

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January 12th, 2011 at 2:57 pm TopMonkey says:

This video makes me sad, or better said melancholy. I realize it's supposed to be inspiring but...

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January 12th, 2011 at 2:33 pm J. Woher says:

I just googled it, and I think this was the video admin tried to link us to. Have a watch, its a nice video.
Thought we humans are capable of many great things, I think we bring much more terror to our world than any other species, and we destory all that we love just out of hate and desire.
Also, at about 2:10, there is a shot of that alien-like-island, a post on this site some year or two ago.

January 12th, 2011 at 1:53 pm cynnicysm says:

Meee too.

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January 12th, 2011 at 1:03 pm chocky bicky says:

It may just be me, but I get the "Page Not Found" error. :(

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