This is a guest post by Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D., a research scientist and aspiring policy wonk, who recently moved to D.C. to get a taste of the action
I needn’t expound on the perfection of Sagan’s words as an accompaniment to the 2010 Hubble images.
Rather, I’ll leave it to you to enjoy this YouTube Doubler that I created.
You’ll need to press play for both videos in rapid succession. I recommend starting the Hubble video first.
While you watch, keep in mind that there is no one today who is as effective as he at communicating the conflict between science and religion. How many scientists did he create? How many atheists did he nurture? Who can do this with similar effect today? I say no one is, but many can, if they so choose.