Animated Video Recalls Carl Sagan on Religion: “A Literal Reading of the Bible Simply is a Mistake”

Taking a clip from a 1985 interview with Studs Terkel, the folks at Blank on Blank animated Carl Sagan talking about extraterrestrials. The conversation also included a discussion about religion and whether its claims are based in reality.

Money line: “A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong.”


Sagan offered a dig at Creationists, saying we’ve learned a lot since the Babylonians in the 6th century BCE. He’s not wrong, but it sure as hell doesn’t always feel like it, does it?

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