“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.”

-Carl Sagan


  1. #1 Joshua Zelinsky
    April 6, 2008

    That quote is actually from his novel Contact and is a quote by the protagonist. It isn’t completely clear in context how much Sagan’s agrees with the statement.

  2. #2 Alice
    April 6, 2008

    But it is a very good point!

  3. #3 csrster
    April 7, 2008

    I wonder what the odds are that Sagan had a lineage of rabbis somewhere in his ancestry? 🙂