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Neil deGrasse Tyson in ‘The Inexplicable Universe’

If you’re enjoying the Cosmos series, you might enjoy these lectures by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which I discovered yesterday is now on Netflix.  The lectures are fairly far ranging covering things like string theory, dark matter, dark energy, gravitational anomalies, and … Continue reading

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Battle of the “Cosmos,” Round 3 – Out There | Discovermagazine.com

Corey Powell, and editor at Discover Magazine, and Steven Sotor, co-writer of the new Cosmos series, have been having a back and forth about Giordano Bruno, who was highlighted in the first Cosmos episode. Your suggestion that Giordano Bruno was … Continue reading

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Defending Giordano Bruno: A Response from the Co-Writer of “Cosmos” – Out There | Discovermagazine.com

Cosmos co-writer Steven Sotor has responded to Corey Powell’s criticism of Cosmos’s highlighting of Giordano Bruno on its opening episode.  Powell published the response on his blog, and responded in turn. Powell writes that the new Cosmos is “downright wrong” because “Bruno … Continue reading

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Did “Cosmos” Pick the Wrong Hero?

As I suspected, there’s consternation about Cosmos’s highlighting of Giordano Bruno, and not all of it is coming from religious apologists. In Cosmos, Tyson does carefully say that Bruno was not a scientist, and instead describes that picture of infinite … Continue reading

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Cosmos is a winner

I have to say I enjoyed it. There’s some grousing online about all the glitz, but it should be remembered what the target audience is here, people who aren’t necessarily science literate yet.  You also have to remember that the … Continue reading

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Why Revive ‘Cosmos?’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed

Neal DeGrasse Tyson did an interview with HuffPost on the upcoming Cosmos series.  I suspect we’ll see more of these before the weeks out. Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson–way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium … Continue reading

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Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable

This article on Carl Sagan has been up for several days, so many of you might have seen it already, but I just got around to reading it today.  I was a Sagan fan, so I enjoyed it a great … Continue reading

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A trailer for Cosmos

This is a trailer promo for the remake of ‘Cosmos’, the Carl Sagan classic from the early 80s.  I remember watching the original Cosmos on PBS.  It was, in many ways, a major eye opening event for me.  Sagan had … Continue reading

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