Talk:Carl Sagan

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Former featured articleCarl Sagan is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
Main Page trophyThis article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on June 2, 2004.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
March 18, 2004Featured article candidatePromoted
February 20, 2007Featured article reviewDemoted
Current status: Former featured article


A Commons file used on this page or its Wikidata item has been nominated for deletion[edit]

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Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. —Community Tech bot (talk) 13:37, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Failed National Academy of Sciences nomination[edit]

David Morrison (https://skepticalinquirer.org/2007/01/man-for-the-cosmos-carl-sagans-life-and-legacy-as-scientist-teacher-and-skeptic/) describes Sagan having been "blackballed in the first voting round, requiring a full debate and vote by the Academy membership. In the final vote he barely received 50 percent yes votes, far short of the two-thirds majority required for election to membership." In the context of the Academy's complex election procedures, this seems to mean that Sagan was on List 1, the list of nominees recommended for election based on earlier rounds of voting, which almost always guarantees election; but that his election was successfully challenged at the Annual Meeting, which hardly ever happens. Can anyone document that this happened? If so this is a noteworthy fact that should be included in his biography, relevant to his successful but controversial career straddling science, celebrity, and advocacy. CharlesHBennett (talk) 10:38, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speculation about life in Jupiter's clouds[edit]

The text linked here to Jupiter (in section "Scientific achievements") on speculation about life in Jupiter's clouds disappeared. Nothing either in Atmosphere of Jupiter. Any idea? Yann (talk) 14:54, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]