keeper of the flame

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Title: KEEPER OF THE FLAME , By: Budiansky, Stephen, U.S. News & World Report, 00415537, 3/18/96, Vol. 120, Issue 11 Database: Academic Search Premier Section: Culture & Ideas Conversation KEEPER OF THE FLAME Astronomer Carl Sagan's new book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, argues for science over superstition One of the best-known popularizers of scientific thought pleads for more public understanding, better science teaching and an appreciation of technology's gifts -- a message made especially poignant by his own struggle with a rare bone-marrow disease. Science vs . pseudoscience . Almost every newspaper in America has a daily astrology column. Most do not even have a weekly science column. When was the last time a scientific topic was discussed on a Sunday morning TV talk show? When was the last time you heard an intelligent remark on science by a president of the United States? You might have to go back to Thomas Jefferson to find one. What I'm concerned about is that the consequences of these attitudes are much more dangerous today than in the past. We have a civilization with immense technological powers. The lives of most of us on Earth are dependent on agricultural technology. The lives of many of us are dependent on medical technology -- certainly including me. Science
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