Today, on what was his birthday, we celebrate the life of the late Carl Sagan, a legendary scientist and science communicator. Read what Phil Plait has to say here, especially if you’re not familiar with Sagan. He’s an inspiration to me (and many, many others), and is part of the reason I do what I do.
Due to a famously entertaining quote of Carl’s (“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”), an annual tradition in which I partake is to bake an apple pie (from scratch, of course!) on November 9th. I’ll post a photo of the results, which will hopefully look a little bit more pie-like than last year…
Update: Here it is.
Note: I’m not very good at making pies.