Dan Satterfield has worked as an on air meteorologist for 32 years in Oklahoma, Florida and Alabama. Forecasting weather is Dan's job, but all of Earth Science is his passion. This journal is where Dan writes about things he has too little time for on air. Dan blogs about peer-reviewed Earth science for Junior High level audiences and up. MORE ABOUT DAN >>
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I, like you, know the first one amazingly well (read most of his books, have Cosmos on repeat …) and have no idea about the latter. I can only assume some tart who got pregnant on Big Brother, and was shocked people would find out …
That one still get’s a laugh out of me despite the implied ivory tower flavored arrogance, and how the social satire dig of this image might speak more of a generation gap than anything else. How do we bridge it?
Also, what if you know who both people are? Are you then 50/50 ‘wrong with world’/’not wrong with world’? 😉 Should you purge your brain of all pop iconography so as to be less wrong? Purge out Snookie obviously, but also maybe Orson Wells, Groucho Marx, and Tom Jones. We live in such a fragmented media scape that you could put anyone in either slot.
It’s a lovely thing though. In 30 years i doubt she will be recalled yet he will surely live on. He was alive in the right moments weaving words we all craved, and still crave, to hear.
I totally agree Maria, and wish I had some idea regarding what we do about it.
I recognized Carl Sagan, but had no idea who the other person was. But my wife knew who it was, but didn’t recognize Carl Sagan (although she did find him familiar as I’ve played a few of his clips from youtube for her before).
But, my wife is what is wrong with this world? Suppose she’d was raised in Europe and wouldn’t recognize a public science figure from what most of the rest of the developed world regard as a rather barbaric and sociologically backward country?
The poster, while cute, is merely a logical fallacy in pictorial form (the false dichotomy–i.e. you are for us, or against us). We’re quick to jump on logical fallacies spouted by the antiscience/pseudoskeptic crowd so let’s be as quick when real skeptics make the same mistakes.
Very good point. I think Sagan would be recognised by most Europeans, as COSMOS has aired worldwide. Might be wrong though, and perhaps a this is only an americanised version. You cold replace Sagan with Brian Cox in the UK?