For what seemed like a generation, the late Carl Sagan was the voice of science on public television. With an exuberant confidence in the empirical method, he showed viewers of the edifying PBS series Cosmos how the procedures of science had successfully unraveled many mysteries of the universe.
Sagan never curtailed his understandable enthusiasm for natural science—the discipline of investigating empirically measurable phenomena...
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Eugene W. Harper Jr. is an adjunct fellow of the Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association, and a partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. in New York. The views expressed here are his own.