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Carl Edward Sagan – An astronomer who had the right stuff

Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996), best known as Carl Sagan, was an American astronomer and media figure. His interest in science began at a young age. Getting his first public library card at age 5, he spent considerable time asking the librarian … Continue reading


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Occam’s Razor… and the Anti-Razor

Occam’s razor is a philosophical belief, associated with William of Occam (c. 1287-1347), that a proverbial razor should cut away all unnecessary variables of a given theory to attain the greatest degree of parsimony. This means that the best among … Continue reading