Talk:Carl Sagan

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undergrad research with Hermann Müller?[edit]

Sagan's biography states in the "University Education" section that he worked as an undergraduate with Hermann J Müller. Müller was at Indiana University at the time Sagan was studying, not at Chicago (see Hermann Joseph Muller or his biography from the Royal Society[1]). I wonder whether the statement that Sagan worked in Müller's lab is a mistake due to confusion with another geneticist at Chicago or whether the statement is correct and that Sagan visited Indiana during his studies? This statement has no citation so I have not been able to verify and am therefore hesitant to alter the text. VRosei (talk) 22:17, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Anonymous (1968). "Hermann Joseph Muller". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 14: 348–389. Retrieved 17 Nov 2019.

Childhood predictions[edit]

Sagan imagined several events when he was 10-12 years old. Some of them came true, such as the XS-1 breaking the sound barrier, moon landing, US-Russia space cooperation, etc. Any suggestions for inclusion? TGCP (talk) 19:01, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

You'd need a secondary source. I don't know whether imagining these things in the mid-40s is noteworthy as I don't know whether they were under public discussion at that time. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 05:05, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

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Posthumous recognition[edit]

I propose that in Carl_Sagan#Posthumous_recognition be added, that Carl Sagan is mentioned several times as the influence that moved Neil DeGrasse Tyson to both get interested and study astrophysics, and told he did Star Talk and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey as a continuing the of Sagan's mission as science communicator.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is already mentioned under "See also" heading, but in the article there is no mention why.--Marjan Tomki SI (talk) 11:46, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

This seems a perfectly reasonable thing to add. I'd go straight ahead. Daedalus 96 (talk) 20:46, 16 September 2020 (UTC)