collapse
2019 Donation Drive

It's time for our annual Server Donation Drive! We need to raise at least $650 (same as last year) to keep The Cauldron's server online for another year. Please help! Either hit that Paypal button to the right and make a one-time donation in any amount or set up a monthly Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor subscription. You can find more info in this message!

Donations as of 13 Sept 2019: $656 donated. $6 more our minimum goal! Let's beat last year's total of $99 more than the minimum!


Note: This total is updated manually, usually once a day


* "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" Problem Logging In?

If you get an "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" error when you try to log in, you need to be sure you are accessing the board with a url that starts with "https://ecauldron.com".  If it starts with https://www.ecauldron.com" (or "http://www.ecauldron.com") you will get this error because "www.ecauldron.com" is not technically the same website as "ecauldron.com". Moving to the more secure "https" means it is more picky about such things.

Author Topic: Books: Dragons Of Eden  (Read 212 times)

Donal2018

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Location: New York
  • Posts: 441
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 79
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Universalist
Dragons Of Eden
« on: June 19, 2019, 06:54:47 pm »
I was wondering of there were any Carl Sagan fans out there? I have not read any of his books lately, but I used to read "Dragons Of Eden" over and over again back in the day. It is my favorite Sagan book. I also like "Demon Haunted World" a lot as well. Sagan's work is what led me to study Science at the University. 
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 09:12:12 pm by RandallS »

Donal2018

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Location: New York
  • Posts: 441
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 79
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Universalist
Re: Dragons Of Eden
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 07:04:55 pm »
I was wondering of there were any Carl Sagan fans out there? I have not read any of his books lately, but I used to read "Dragons Of Eden" over and over again back in the day. It is my favorite Sagan book. I also like "Demon Haunted World" a lot as well. Sagan's work is what led me to study Science at the University.

I think that I might have posted this to the wrong forum. Maybe staff could move it to "Books and Web Sites" in the Social Discussion Forum?

RandallS

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Location: NE Ohio
  • Posts: 10141
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 241
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Hellenic Pagan
Re: Dragons Of Eden
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 09:12:31 pm »
I think that I might have posted this to the wrong forum. Maybe staff could move it to "Books and Web Sites" in the Social Discussion Forum?

Moved.
Randall
RetroRoleplaying [Blog]: Microlite74/75/78/81, BX Advanced, and Other Old School Tabletop RPGs
Microlite20: Lots of Rules Lite Tabletop RPGs -- Many Free
OSR.SPACE: Old School Tabletop RPG Community

Donal2018

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Location: New York
  • Posts: 441
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 79
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Universalist
Re: Dragons Of Eden
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 02:14:20 pm »
Moved.

[Thanks for moving the Thread, Randall.]

Sagan is interesting on Religion. I believe that he was an Atheist. Still, he asserted that maybe a Religion could be based upon the wonder and awe of the Cosmos and Nature as seen through the lens of Science.

I think he might have been open to a sort of Scientific Pantheism that is free of superstition and imaginary elements. I do not think he would approve of the idea of gods/goddesses or personified deities. Certainly not any belief in magic.

Myself, I am a Scientific Pantheist, but in that context I am also a student of Human Culture and Civilization. There have always been personified deities in Human Culture as far as I know. As a Religious Humanist, I acknowledge and respect that fact. It is a fact of social science.

So, for me a reverence for the Cosmos, Nature, and Humankind, and also a respect for Human Cultures that assert an idea of Deity/Deities.

[edits for spelling and readability]

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
1014 Views
Last post September 03, 2011, 08:11:48 pm
by rainbowgrower
2 Replies
966 Views
Last post January 29, 2014, 05:22:40 pm
by SunflowerP
7 Replies
2150 Views
Last post October 05, 2016, 06:19:18 pm
by blessedoutcast
30 Replies
1540 Views
Last post September 11, 2018, 02:44:45 am
by Uneryx

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 25
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Co-Hosts:
LyricFox & Randall

Senior Staff:
Darkhawk

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Sunflower

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Board Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, HarpingHawke, Jenett, Morag, rocquelaire, Sefiru

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:
Morag

Reserve Staff:
Aisling

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Cauldron Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]

Site Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]
Webmaster:
Randall