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Does Carl Sagan seem to be an atheist or a skeptic? Both or neither? Why?

Give three examples of pseudoscientific beliefs that Sagan says have arisen from the same instinct that produces religion. Discuss how they are similar to and different from established religions.

Discuss the ways that Sagan connects a low literacy rate in the United States with poverty and lack of understanding for, and interest in, science.

What are some of the steps that Sagan suggests to improve teaching and learning of science, as well as promoting interest in science to a mass audience?

How are science and democracy connected, in Sagan's view?

What does Sagan say is the moral responsibility of scientists to society, and what causes them to sometimes fail to exercise their responsibility?

What is the primary distinguishing characteristic between superstition (or pseudo-science) and science, according to Carl Sagan?

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