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One thing all of these TV scientists have in common is a great debt to Carl Sagan. Learn why.

While I am no fan of wildlife programs, there are few people in the media more inspiring than 91-year-old David Attenborough.

Other great contemporary science communicators include Brian Cox, Lawrence Krause, Karl Kruszelnicki, and more recently in Australia, Adam Spencer and Alan Duffy.

Read more: Why Charlie Chaplin stands test of time

One thing all of these people have in common is a great debt to Carl Sagan, one of the first  -- and possibly the greatest -- science communicator of them all.

The Earth, our only home: Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot


 Like Cox, Krause and Duffy, Sagan was also a physicist and cosmologist. Like all of the people who came after him, Sagan really knew his stuff, combining science, philosophy and mathematics to encourage an evidence-based, scientific view of our world.

Carl Sagan - Profound Words of Wisdom


 Sagan possibly had the greatest voice of them all and an amazing presence. He also had an amazing capacity to put it all in perspective.

Else>>>an any science communicator before or after him, Sagan promoted an evidence-based view of science and the importance of evidence as the basis of every decision.

Carl Sagan On God and Creation


 Carl Sagan, who died in 1996, was a great human being.

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