Carl Sagan Quote ‘We are one species’ – Zeitgeist Addendum

Just wanted to make a note of this:

An extraterrestrial visitor examining the differences among human societies would find those differences trivial compared to the similarities.

Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars. We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work and we, who embody the local eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, have begun to wonder about our origins – star stuff contemplating the stars, organized collections of ten billion billion billion atoms, contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet earth.

Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring.
We are one species. We are star stuff harvesting star light.”

– Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)

I am reading & watching a lot about The Zeitgeist Movement. This post serves like a time capsule for me.

You know, just for the records. 🙂

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One thought on “Carl Sagan Quote ‘We are one species’ – Zeitgeist Addendum

  1. A few days ago, I was reading आकाशाशी जडले नाते by Dr. Narlikar. But to tell you the truth, the thought is really scary. Suppose, I give you a space ship and let you wander through the universe, away from earth, you will be frightened by the hostilities of Universe. Although the book gives you an overall idea of Universe, it makes you imagine things. The same thing which the Zeitgeist movement professes about.

    But again, we all are one is the same thing which we must understand. I would like to quote the above lines by Carl Sagan.

    -Quote-

    “Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring.
    We are one species. We are star stuff harvesting star light.”

    -Unquote-

    P.S: Mr. Sagan died in the same year in which my sister was born. Should we enquire if he died on April 5 that year? :p

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