Professor Carl Sagan’s Glasgow University Gifford Lectures, delivered in October 1985 under the theme The Search for Who We Are, have been published as The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006).
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
The Varieties of Scientific Experience is the published version of Carl Sagan’s 1985 Gifford Lectures given at the University of Glasgow. Capturing the lectures’ engaging tone, the volume consists of personal reflections on topics ranging from astrophysics and extraterrestrial life to human evolution and nuclear warfare. Sagan argues for the necessity of a worldview that adequately incorporates scientific knowledge and that, by consequence, is continually readjusting to account for new understandings of the cosmos and humanity’s place within it.