On The Carl Sagan Portal you will find the following "Mission Statement"
"Our mission is to awaken the broadest possible public to the wonders of nature as revealed by science."
How simple and beautiful that little sentence is. How much the world could gain by incorporating this loving and honest philosophy into our view of life.
Carl was a brilliant physicist, who was able to teach in lucid and entertaining ways that often left people learning far more than they expected to learn when they began their journey with him. A delightful example of this is the monumental series "Cosmos". If you ever have a chance to read or watch anything that Carl has published, you will find his views, unfettered by supernatural superstition, refreshing and revealing.