Size of the Earth and Its Meaning Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Size of the Earth and Its Meaning
This paper looks at Carl Sagan's ideas on the size of the earth and its meaning.
# 126149 | 750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer presents reflection on an article by Carl Sagan about the place of the earth in the universe. The writer examines Carl Sagan's thoughts in 'Reflections on a Mote of Dust'.

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"In 'Reflections on a Mote of Dust' Carl Sagan presents a metaphor in which he uses the relative insignificance of the earth within the cosmos to explain why human society and human action should be more compassionately and kindly structured. Sagan's metaphor is compelling for several reasons among which it challenges us to understand that if the planet on which we live is nothing more than a mote of dust as perceived from deep space each individual ..."

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