Episode #749

News Items

  • First Cyborg
  • Confessions of an Astrologer
  • National Parks and Mental Health
  • Meat from Air
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Elon Musk donated an undisclosed amount of money, but known to be north of 10 million dollars, to create the Carl Sagan Collection at the Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-13-200/

                • Item #2 Science

                  He was passed over for promotion at Harvard, because his work was considered to be too wordy and useless. So he settled for a job at Cornell instead. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64954/11-out-world-facts-about-carl-sagan

                • Item #3 Science

                  Sagan dictated all of his writing, including all of his books, to cassette for someone else to transcribe. https://www.loc.gov/collections/finding-our-place-in-the-cosmos-with-carl-sagan/articles-and-essays/carl-sagan-and-the-tradition-of-science/sagans-thinking-and-writing-process/