Re: Gematria, Cryptology, and Extropic Mysticism

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Thu Nov 16 2000 - 13:20:26 MST

From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>, Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:47:22

>Sagan was showboating buffoon who was doing memetic programming.

Pretty strong words, Mike.

I wonder if you've read his scientific papers, his popular
works, seen his old Cosmos TV series, or met or worked with
the fellow.

Yes indeed, he had a particular agenda, which he promoted in
various media.

He also was a well-respected scientist by his peers.
(try typing his name in NASA ADS to get an idea of the volume
and breadth of his research)

He ran a solid research department at Cornell.

His TV series inspired a whole generation of astronomers.

And believe it or not, he was a nice man too.

I certainly would not call him a showboating buffoon.


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