People do behave as if a trillion is three millions, and Sagan sure didn’t help with that.
Fortunately they are keeping Sagan’s legacy alive at Democracy Now!.
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/1/matt_taibbi_and_the_9_billion (at 39 sec.)
I got the impression that the Neil Degrasse Tyson Cosmos used the same script as the Sagan Cosmos. So, would it be possible to make one of these mixes with Tyson?
Ha, I was just about to comment on how Amy Goodman always reads any number on D Now! the Sagan way. She seems to habitually stretch it out and emphasize any number, no matter how big or small.
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