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io9: Dorion Sagan Demands That We Make Science an Adventure Again

By Annalee Newitz

Sagan_Cosmic coverIn a terrific new book out today, Cosmic Apprentice, Dorion Sagan argues that it's time we reboot the scientific enterprise — by using philosophy. Sagan is the son of famed scientists Carl Sagan and Lynn Margulis, so he grew up surrounded by speculative ideas about both cosmology and biology — later, he also collaborated on a few books with Margulis. He pays homage to his famous parents here, including memories of his childhood alongside serious scientific and philosophical speculation. It's incredible, and we've got the whole first chapter for you to read.

Read the excerpt here.

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