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 original Cosmos had its share of glitz. It might not look like it by today's … Continue reading Cosmos is a winner
Corey Powell has an interesting post up on what he calls the Four Great Eras of Exploration. The first era was Galileo's discovery of the vastness of the universe, the second that stars were composed of chemical elements, and the third was Hubble's discovery of other galaxies. The fourth, and main topic of his post, … Continue reading You say multiverse, I say galaxies
A while back, I became interested in the history of science, particularly the early history, including people like Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Johanne Kepler, Andreas Vesalius, and many others. In reading about them, one of the things I was struck by was how small scale science was back then. In its beginnings, modern science was mostly … Continue reading Will the age of science end?