Re: virus: Billions

Sodom (
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 19:49:12 -0400

Reed Konsler wrote:
> Sodom:
> >No, he definately did say [billions and billions], a lot.
> >Did you see the mini-series Cosmos
> >about 15 years ago?
> In Cosmos, Sagan often said "billions" with just the
> sort of emotional energy that lead Carson to
> parody him:
> "...billons of stars in billions of galaxies..."
> There isn't any record of Sagan saying
> "billions and billons" as three sequential words
> untill AFTER Carson's parody.
> Reed
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> Reed Konsler
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Well I still remember him saying it in Cosmos, Was the Carson thing
before that? or after? Do I have to rent the series? At any rate, Sagen
was a pretty cool guy and would most likely would have picked it up like
you say. i miss him.