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Cosmos - with Neil deGrasse Tyson
So has anyone been watching the new Cosmos, with Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Last night's episode was great. I loved the "tree of life" imagery.Yoda-grin
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. ~ St. Clement of Alexandra
I really enjoyed it, too. The opening anecdote, about humans and dogs, was a great, personal, and a great way to frame the discussion of evolution through artificial selection. Plus, the sequences on Titan were really good.
In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
I loved it, and Neil brought the point home with his statement on evolution. This is what science programming should be; clear, direct, and unapologetic.Yoda-happy
The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
Here I thought they would tackle evolution further into the show. I liked that they got it up front and out of the way. Science shouldn't be apologetic. You shouldn't have to feel sorry for stating a fact, and when you do it in an imaginative way as the folks behind Cosmos has done, all the better to stand firm.
T'Pol: I am not old, I will only be 66 years old on my next birthday.
Trip: I can't believe you told me that.
T'Pol: You accused me of being old.
-Star Trek: Enterprise 3-24, "Zero Hour"


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