This is the closest I’ll get to personally attaining the late Carl Sagan’s autograph.
While Nora and I were visiting the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City, we bumped into Neil deGrasse Tyson near the elevators. He was very cool and very casual.
I said, “I can’t believe we bumped into you like this!”
He said, “Well, I do work here…”
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See photos from that day here.
Cosmos was originally published in 1980 as a companion to PBS television series.
My Easton Press edition was published in 2002.
Carl Sagan surely did not believe in channeling. In fact, he discusses the topic in his book The Demon-Haunted: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) [Chapter 13: Obsessed with Reality].
He discusses his personal views on death in his book, published the year after he died, Billions & Billions (1996) [Chapter 19: In the Valley of the Shadow]
Mr. Tyson, again, does not believe channeling. The quote is dripping with sarcasm.
Listen to Neil discuss pseudoscience on StarTalk, his podcast, here.