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YouTube Science or Why We Don't Need a New Cosmos

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In the discussions here and on the wider web about the new version of Cosmos, many people recall fondly how the original Cosmos ("TOC" as Kevin Long is calling it) instilled in them a feeling of wonder, the "wow" of science, and got them to realize that we are part of the universe and the universe is part of us. Thumbs up for all of that. The Carl Sagan Cosmos was just in the right time and place. There were essentially only 3 1/2 networks and TOC was on the 1/2 network that had a few shows a year that impacted people across America.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey: “When Knowledge Conquered Fear” (Episode 3)

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This episode bugged me a little bit for philosophical reasons I’ll get to a little later. Consider this full disclosure, so if I’m a little dour in this review you’ll know where it’s coming from.

 

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R2's Day: Cosmos: A missed opportunity?

Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales and self proclaimed Science Nerd has some thoughts on the new Cosmos.   And you know what, he's absolutely right.  Rather than illuminate, the new series actually seems set to pour fuel on the existing conflict between science and religion.   

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EPISODE REVIEW: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: “Some of the Things That Molecules Do” (Episode 2)

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Last week I mostly bitched and moaned about how the Cosmos of 2014 wasn’t as good as the Cosmos of 1980. I expressed my disappointment at the music, the pacing, the lame design of the “Spaceship of the Imagination,” and the general lack of wonder and awe.

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