Rhetorical Strategies Of Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan was a well-known astronomer who studied extraterrestrial intelligence advocated for nuclear disarmament. Growing up Sagan developed a passion for astronomy (Moore). Michael Shermer received his B.A. in psychology and his M.A. in experimental psychology. He taught a course for Ph.D. students on Evolution, Economics, and the Brain. He was head of one of America’s leading skeptic organizations (Shermer). Shermer is more rhetorically effective than Sagan in his reading because he goes more into depth about paranormal, mysteries, and miracles he explored.
Shermer uses rhetorical strategy in his writing such as starting his essay off with a quote as well as numbering his paragraphs like a list. He participated in a New Age program called The Other Side once but numerous times he explored the mysteries paranormal. As for Sagan, he wrote more of a story to persuaded the readers. He uses more of a personal aspect to connect with his readers. He’s incapable to explain his superstitious of having a dragon in his garage that has no real
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Shermer explains that there is an amateur archeologist who studied how the pyramids were built. He couldn’t explain how they were made because he had no evidence. He believed they were constructed by space aliens. Sagan believes there’s a dragon in his garage, but can’t explain if it’s actually there because he has no real evidence to show that there’s an actual dragon in his garage. He then experiments his theory, according to Sagan the dragon is invisible. In his experiment he spreads flour all over the floor to locate footprints but the dragon floats in the air. Next, he tries to detect the fire from the dragon with an infrared sensor, but the dragon produces heatless fire. Lastly, he attempts to spray the dragon with paint, but she’s said to be incorporeal, so the paint doesn’t stick (Sagan). Without actual evidence his theories are

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