I’ve even had to criticize my personal heroes. Some were very hard for me, like Carl Sagan. But I do it for a strong reason: I have to avoid cult of personality because that’s the basis of religious thinking which I’m trying to handle with care.

I’ve even had to criticize my personal heroes. Some were very hard for me, like Carl Sagan. But I do it for a strong reason: I have to avoid cult of personality because that’s the basis of religious thinking which I’m trying to handle with care.

My reasoning is: No human is without flaw and it’s intellectually dishonest to only highlight the positives while minimizing or censoring the negatives.

 

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