Born November 25, 1893, in Knoxville, Tennessee (died May 22, 1970), Joseph Wood Krutch was a writer, naturalist, and self-described Pantheist. Read more about Krutch here by Gary Suttle.
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Baruch Spinoza (24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677) was one of western philosophy's most important contributors, who carefully expressed pantheistic ideas with rationalist thinking, author of "Ethics."
What better way to remember Carl Sagan on Carl Sagan Day (also his birthday) than watching this clip about the "Pale Blue Dot"....and taking to heart his words about our responsibility to "preserve and cherish" this earth, our only home, as well as to be kind to one another. Inspirational words from this astronomer, cosmologist, author, etc., born November 9, 1934, died December 20, 1996).
The Pale Blue Dot
Today commemorates the birthday of Edmond Halley, astronomer, mathematician, physicist, etc., but probably best known for discovering "Halley's Comet." For lots more info on the interesting life and contributions of this Astronomer Royal, click on this article from the EarthSky website.
For all you stargazers out there, here's what's happening in the November night skies....including the rare event of the transit of Mercury, along with viewing Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, the Leonid meteors. There's some other good info in this Washington Post article, too. Enjoy!
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