“LSD lets you in on something. When you’re tripping, the idea of race disappears; the idea of sex disappears; you don’t even know what species you are sometimes. And I don’t know of anybody who hasn’t come back from that being more humane, more thoughtful, more understanding.”
— Ken Kesey
As we share our favorite memories of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos in preparation for the new Cosmos series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, it is worth remembering one of the people producing the new series is one most might not expect; Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Though known for his comedy series, MacFarlane is a big fan of science education and space exploration. He was of the generation that grew up watching the original Cosmos with Carl Sagan when it aired and it inspired him just like many others.
In the following article, Seth MacFarlane elaborates on this, as well as admitting one of his biggest regrets in life is that he never had the chance to meet Sagan himself. However you view Mr. MacFarlane, or his comedy, clearly he understands the importance of Cosmos, and hopes that we can inspire generations of people once more.