Who Studied Extraterrestrial Intelligence Advocated For Nuclear Disarmament

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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 evidence if there’s a dragon or not. Although he has no proof to back up his claim he still seeks the burden of proving his readers that his belief of a dragon living in his garage is not a myth.
Both Shermer and Sagan uses experiments to test their theories, but Shermer uses equipment to help his research which also helps bring him to a legitimate conclusion. He addresses that the sizing of a telescope can reshape how the world looks with…

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