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 not the first to realize that the stars are suns is mistaken. You cited his … Continue reading Battle of the “Cosmos,” Round 3 – 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 was not the first to link the idea of infinite space with the infinite glory … Continue reading Defending Giordano Bruno: A Response from the Co-Writer of “Cosmos” – Out There | Discovermagazine.com
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 worlds as a “guess.” But Bruno was not guessing. He was advancing his own, heretical … Continue reading Did “Cosmos” Pick the Wrong Hero?
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