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2014-03-16 09:29:10 PM  
9 votes:
The eye? They're actually going for the one thing the intelligent design crowd explicitly states as being too complex to be naturally evolved? Oh snap.
2014-03-16 09:39:23 PM  
6 votes:
"THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION... IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT."


*does happy dance*
2014-03-16 09:26:49 PM  
6 votes:

Keyser_Soze_Death: Can't wait for the religious folks to see this week's episode.


I'm religious and love it.

Then again I'm just religious, not a dumbass homophobic fundie.
2014-03-16 09:15:17 PM  
6 votes:
When the first Cosmos came out. They had a text book..and schools and colleges would offer it as an option.

It's sad that such a thing in a public school today would not even be considered.
We're going backwards...can't even send a man into space without hitchhiking with the Russians.

Thanks...Republicans; you made a great stupid work force for cheap labor.
2014-03-16 09:56:13 PM  
4 votes:
I half expect Fox to air the Republican response after this.
2014-03-16 09:40:16 PM  
4 votes:

farkingismybusiness: IronTom: Cosmos threads never used to be an anti-religion fest.

[api.ning.com image 590x456]
Science damn you!


Religion started forcing its way into science, public schools and government.  So it can fark off and die until it stops.
2014-03-16 09:26:18 PM  
4 votes:

geom_00: And Ken Ham is now outlawing ALL dogs.


Ken Ham is fine with admitting the existence of artificial selection; most of it is recent enough to count as "observational science" in his mind.

Dimensio: I assume that the second half of the episode will be providing equal time to the Creationist (specifically, young-Earth Christian creationism) point of view.


They're probably giving it proportional time. They think the universe was created six thousand years ago instead of 13.8 billion years ago, so they'll probably get about 15 milliseconds.
2014-03-16 07:39:44 PM  
4 votes:
Welcome to the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode" discussion thread and drinking game!

Season 1, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: A look at canine breeds and how they're related to wolves; an examination of the human eye. Also: a visit to the Hall of Extinction.

Tonight's rules:

Neil says:

Billion(s) - big sip
Billions and billions - finish your drink
Evolution - sip
Cosmos - sip
Extinction - sip
2014-03-16 11:23:30 PM  
3 votes:
2014-03-16 10:20:04 PM  
3 votes:

Ned Stark: Waldo Pepper: Why is science being packaged like it is a religion? Seems the music is right out of Demiles 10 Commandments.

Ultimately its the same shiat. A source for the Big Answers you're ultimately going to have to take on faith.

The priests of science are somewhat more reliable at producing miracles though.


One of the key elements of a proper scientific theory is reproducibility. If the scientific community cannot reproduce your experiments and results, your claims will not be accepted. No faith involved. And in many cases your average joe can reproduce the same experiments, with enough research. The claims of religion that must be taken on faith are very different. Reproducibility is one of the key differences.
2014-03-16 09:40:35 PM  
3 votes:

Unknown_Poltroon: All the fundies just shat themselves with impotent rage.


The fundies aren't actually watching. They'll just read some blog tomorrow that reinforces their preconceived world view
2014-03-16 09:39:58 PM  
3 votes:
I know we joke about science vs creationism on here, but I TRULY hope some kid watching this sees how cool science is, can be, and what all it can do.
2014-03-16 09:29:29 PM  
3 votes:
Hahahhah eyes. Epic troll achieved.
2014-03-16 09:26:45 PM  
3 votes:
I have read creationist arguments that note shared genetic content between humans and bananas, phrased as though the theory of evolution does not imply that humans and bananas share common ancestry. I am pleased that Dr. Tyson explicitly addressed the common ancestry between humans and plants right away.

Creationists will, of course, ignore it and continue to use false arguments, because creationists are notoriously dishonest.
2014-03-16 09:24:42 PM  
3 votes:

Keyser_Soze_Death: Can't wait for the religious folks to see this week's episode.


Religious people would have shut this off already.
2014-03-16 09:21:42 PM  
3 votes:
Sure, Neil Degrasse Tyson is great and all, but how much better would Cosmos be if it were narrated by Rust Cohle?
2014-03-17 03:00:37 AM  
2 votes:

enry: I believe that God made the laws of the universe at the big bang and adhered to them since then. Did God say "poof, life!"? No. Did he make sure that lightning hit the right pool of goo and caused amino acids to start clumping together? I'll buy that. But I can't prove it to you and it doesn't contradict what science tells us, so let me have this little slice of faith.


Let me explain to you why this is a losing gambit:

In all the times we've ever investigated unexplained causes or phenomena, NEVER has the answer been God, magic, or supernatural causes. Science has won every single time.

We can hardly blame science for expecting this trend to continue, so I wouldn't hedge your bets.
2014-03-16 10:51:05 PM  
2 votes:
Could you guys kindly take this out of my awesome TV show discussion thread? Thanks.
2014-03-16 10:36:51 PM  
2 votes:

Ned Stark: The priests of science are somewhat more reliable at producing miracles though.


Miracles -- or more precisely, Shamanic Mediation -- is more the result of the engineers applying the understanding that the priests of science assemble, rather than of the priests themselves.

Confabulat: Why do you have to take science on faith?


Ultimately, Münchhausen's trilemma -- though the minimal effectively necessary tenets aren't that exciting a creed.
2014-03-16 10:30:38 PM  
2 votes:

Ned Stark: Confabulat: No one can every be an expert in all things science of course,

which means you're going to have to take it on....

something. soup crackers maybe?


Not at all. I spent twelve years in college (hey I was in no rush) and I got a fine grounding in most scientific basics. I understand the math, I understand the concepts, and I understand how it works, for the most part (only like 3 people in the world understand theoretical physics, but otherwise).

It's not a secret. You just have to work at it.
2014-03-16 10:16:37 PM  
2 votes:

Ned Stark: A source for the Big Answers you're ultimately going to have to take on faith.


Why do you have to take science on faith? You could just educate yourself. It's not a secret.
2014-03-16 09:57:16 PM  
2 votes:

clintster: So tardigrades > cockroaches.


Keith Richards > tardigrades > cockroaches
2014-03-16 09:54:32 PM  
2 votes:
I'm a well read 49 year old woman who's always had an interest in science and history and I'm really enjoying this show, thank you very much! I'll always be a kid at heart.

/my Warrior's brains and intellect turn me on as much as his physical attributes (he blushes when I tell him that), and I have to say that NdT is giving me a few delicious chiils right now......
2014-03-16 09:49:04 PM  
2 votes:

badhatharry: Natural selection is a scientific fact.
Evolution is a scientific theory.

/just sayin'


Actually, no, evolution has been observed in nature. A sample of e coli, iirc, was observed to evolve the ability to metabolize cyanide. There are sample of the strain every so many generations along, and the evolutionary even has been reproduced from earlier samples.
2014-03-16 09:45:30 PM  
2 votes:

badhatharry: Natural selection is a scientific fact.
Evolution is a scientific theory.

/just sayin'


Nope. Evolution is also a fact.
2014-03-16 09:32:58 PM  
2 votes:

Jesterling: An ad for a Noah's arc movie during Cosmos.  It's the end of the empire, folks.


Advertising companies know there are evangelicals out there watching Cosmos in order to get angry.
2014-03-16 09:27:55 PM  
2 votes:
I think he might be on to something about us being related to trees. Everyday I wake up with morning wood.
2014-03-16 09:26:48 PM  
2 votes:

tudorgurl: big pig peaches: John Buck 41: BeerBear: John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?

not a fan of the show? then why post in here?

I just find it amusing there's a thread on this guy 2 or 3 times a week.

Did you see how he trolled gravity on twitter?

LINK PLEASE


http://imgur.com/gallery/lGXFa

And he's a big deal for STEM. He's a PhD astrophysicist who sees the importance of education and science, not the rejection of scientific theory we see argued about in the news constantly over pseudoscience and theology based theories being passed off as science.

Show was originally created by a scientist who saw the importance of public education even though he was a top adviser for NASA.

We have him, Bill Nye, and Steven Hawking as scientist who aren't afraid to go in front of the media.
2014-03-16 09:23:25 PM  
2 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: D'AAWWWWWWW! Polar bear cubs!


don't judge me


Just remember that this:
upload.wikimedia.org

grows into this:

img.thesun.co.uk
2014-03-16 09:01:07 PM  
2 votes:
Uh oh the Oklahoma station is going to accidently run promos over this whole episode.
2014-03-16 08:54:56 PM  
2 votes:
It's like waiting for atheist church to start
2014-03-16 08:33:44 PM  
2 votes:
I think it's on Fox on Sun nights and NatGeo on Mondays.
2014-03-17 09:19:57 PM  
1 votes:
Ishkur, I'm all for being able to intelligently quote the absurdities of the bible to thumpers and literalists, but Waldo is quite clearly neither. He's in this thread because he doesn't have a problem reconciling scientific fact with his christianity.

Save your gotchas and interrogations for brick-headed, hypocritical, anti-science nitwits who see the world in black-and-white, and be glad there exist in the world some people of faith who think for themselves instead of letting someone behind a pulpit do it for them.
2014-03-17 06:35:56 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: Don't confuse my faith and belief in God/Christ with the corruption and negative impact organized religion has had on the world.


Well, on that we can agree. We cool ;)
2014-03-17 06:27:56 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: my beliefs have moorings in reality. There is a written history that goes back thousands of years. You may not accept those writings are accurate but I do and there has been some scientific and historic backing to events in the that are in those writing.


Such as?
2014-03-17 06:09:27 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: sorry to see that you are so closed minded


Alright, then. according to you:

Open to all possibilities, yet requiring evidence = closed-minded
Pretending to know something you don't know, with zero evidence = open minded?

I appreciate that you aren't demanding anything, and you seem reasonable for the most part, but let's not pretend your beliefs have any mooring in reality.
2014-03-17 05:33:30 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: As a Christian I can look at the science and understand  speculate with absolutely no evidence that this is the universe that God created and the rules and actions that have been put in place to allow the universe to function.


FTFY
2014-03-17 03:12:01 AM  
1 votes:
Well that episode was better. Silvestri has to not drench the whole thing in scoring though. When Tyson speaks, knock it off. I'm trying to hear the god damn science man, I don't need blaring french horns competing for my ear-space. When there are visuals or animation, yeah ratchet up the string section. But when Tyson is on screen, shut up. Less is more.

/Still not Vangelis
2014-03-17 12:58:32 AM  
1 votes:

IronTom: Confabulat: Ned Stark: A human lifespan isn't long enough to independently check all of it.

You don't have to independently check all of it. Understanding the basic concepts is fine. No one can every be an expert in all things science of course, but that doesn't mean you can't figure out a good chunk of it if you put in the time.

Isaac Asimov had 7 PhDs, and he probably didn't know it all, but it is a shame that some people have to croak.  He could have done some great things with all that knowledge.  Maybe his books are his contribution.

Maybe there should be a series, one show for each of Asimov's PhDs.


7? Are you counting honorary degrees? AFAIK Asimov completed his Ph.D in Biochemistry in 1948, and that's it.
2014-03-16 11:54:02 PM  
1 votes:

Ex-Texan: The last scene, it was if I'd seen it before. Wait, I did. The original. Tyson missed with the DNA, by not saying "we're made of star stuff".


NdT  did that in Episode 1.
2014-03-16 11:05:50 PM  
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: We should rent the bridal room at motel 6. With babes and champagne of course.


Works for me, though I'm more a vodka kind of guy myself.
2014-03-16 10:55:21 PM  
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Confabulat: Do you also think people here are anti-vaccine?

I've asked it here before, and honestly, is seems to be a split. Left wing crackpots, right wing crackpots - some of them cling to this idea. I would hope - and maybe I'm hoping too much - that you would agree that we should vaccinate.


I said in this thread. This is a Cosmos thread. Do you think anyone here is anti-vaccine?
2014-03-16 10:50:46 PM  
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Genesis is pure allegory - this is widely accepted by Christians - but you only hear about the fringe who do not believe this to be the case.


In the US these days, calling Christians who do not consider Genesis purely allegory a "fringe" is about the same as calling the American voters who self-identify as (total across leaning to strongly) Republican a "fringe".
2014-03-16 10:37:30 PM  
1 votes:
Waldo Pepper: thehobbes: Waldo Pepper: Why is science being packaged like it is a religion? Seems the music is right out of Demiles 10 Commandments.

It isn't, Just some people feel their religion is threatened by the comment and equate it to a competitor religion.

I disagree.  I'm Christian and watching this show it reminds me an a lot in the way Christian videos are produced and worded.  Now maybe this due to really my hearing the audio and not watching the video.


Yes. Not watching the videos would probably bias you as to not understanding the context of the animations. Animations that Tyson was trying to explain to people with no science background.

Your statement is the equivalent of "I read the bible, didn't read the words, looked at the spacing, felt heavy, weird feeling pages- overall not a fan."

/Catholic
2014-03-16 10:35:23 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Pariah.: I would say that trust and faith are two slightly different things

Well now we've run up against a philosophical gap that we probably won't be able to bridge here.

pub?


Would be nice. I'll just settle for some Sake while I code.

/I don't mean to make 'faith' a bad word like some do. Just trying to use my words.
2014-03-16 10:33:38 PM  
1 votes:

The Lone Gunman: So, basically, we're the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a mutant fish-squirrel.


Nah, that's just you.
2014-03-16 10:32:56 PM  
1 votes:

enry: Pariah.: Waldo Pepper: Pariah.: He just biatched-slapped the 'God of the Gaps' mentality right in the face.

How?

That line about Science operating on the the edge between knowledge and ignorance, not afraid to admit what we don't know, no shame in that. The only shame is claiming that we have all the answers.

"God of the gaps is a type of theological perspective in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's existence"

Sometimes related to or used to mean similar thing to the argument from ignorance fallacy. Such arguments are popular with the anti-science crowd.

I believe that God made the laws of the universe at the big bang and adhered to them since then. Did God say "poof, life!"? No. Did he make sure that lightning hit the right pool of goo and caused amino acids to start clumping together? I'll buy that. But I can't prove it to you and it doesn't contradict what science tells us, so let me have this little slice of faith.


From that statement you do not adhere to the god of the gaps philosophy. Your point of view is a fairly common one, because it does make a lot of sense. I know plenty of religious scientists who feel the same way as you. They delve into the mysteries of the universe and see the wonder of God's creation.

/And ain't nothin' wrong with that.
2014-03-16 10:27:01 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: A human lifespan isn't long enough to independently check all of it.


You don't have to independently check all of it. Understanding the basic concepts is fine. No one can every be an expert in all things science of course, but that doesn't mean you can't figure out a good chunk of it if you put in the time.
2014-03-16 10:25:24 PM  
1 votes:

mark12A: too many commercials


Yeah, that's the downside of it airing on Fox instead of PBS. On the other hand, they weren't rough breaks, so the DVD set should be pretty epic, and I don't have the patience to wait.

Waldo Pepper: I'm Christian and watching this show it reminds me an a lot in the way Christian videos are produced and worded.


Such resemblance would be unsurprising if both are made in imitation of the original PBS "Cosmos".
2014-03-16 10:17:04 PM  
1 votes:
Waldo Pepper:

not much of a slap.  Do you accept the same reasoning from a creationist or someone who believes in another theory vs what was presented in the show.

It's more direct than is usually allowed. Mainstream media have long been too afraid of offending to allow even something as mild as that statement. I'm honestly amazed that this show was ever greenlit. So I'll take what I can get.

And there's a difference between the god of the gaps philosophy and arguing in favor of a different scientific theory. God of the gaps uses what science doesn't know as proof of god, usually insinuating that science will never fill in those gaps due to divine mysteries we can't comprehend, and things like that. It's usually used to argue the explicit existence of god, that science is false, and that science should be stopped.

Postulating a alternative scientific theory usually involves trying to create a model that fits the facts better, and collecting evidence to support your claims. Sometimes that involves directly trying to disprove the old theory, but not always. Often it's just 'oh, this one works slightly better'. It often builds on the old one, rather than tearing it down completely.

And if a scientist came at me with a god of the gaps argument, I would dismiss it just as quickly as coming from a Creationist.

/And vis versa
2014-03-16 10:05:56 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: Why is science being packaged like it is a religion? Seems the music is right out of Demiles 10 Commandments.


It isn't, Just some people feel their religion is threatened by the comment and equate it to a competitor religion.
2014-03-16 10:05:14 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: Pariah.: He just biatched-slapped the 'God of the Gaps' mentality right in the face.

How?


That line about Science operating on the the edge between knowledge and ignorance, not afraid to admit what we don't know, no shame in that. The only shame is claiming that we have all the answers.

"God of the gaps is a type of theological perspective in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God's existence"

Sometimes related to or used to mean similar thing to the argument from ignorance fallacy. Such arguments are popular with the anti-science crowd.
2014-03-16 10:05:05 PM  
1 votes:

mark12A: Too short, too many commercials, too superficial. Science isn't going to win the ratings, I'm afraid.  We're screwed. Time to start worshiping trees again, dammit!


It's only proper to give praise to our ancestors.
2014-03-16 10:02:27 PM  
1 votes:
Did the Central Oklahoma drinking rules for the show.   No commercial replaced any mention evolution (or anything else).

I'm utterly and completely sober.
2014-03-16 10:00:35 PM  
1 votes:
I think they might end episode with a call back to Carl Sagan.
They did it last time...and did it again tonight.

Cool points just went up.
2014-03-16 10:00:33 PM  
1 votes:
That hour goes by very quickly.
2014-03-16 09:59:59 PM  
1 votes:
i0.kym-cdn.com
2014-03-16 09:59:46 PM  
1 votes:
That was not an hour that just went by.
2014-03-16 09:59:45 PM  
1 votes:
That ended abruptly.
2014-03-16 09:59:40 PM  
1 votes:
Am I the only one who thinks each episode should be 5 hours in length?

/Lotsa $$$$ commercials
2014-03-16 09:58:45 PM  
1 votes:
Titan is stockpiling WMD's. We need to do something about it.
2014-03-16 09:58:20 PM  
1 votes:
"The only SHAME is to pretend we have all the answers."

I'm LOVING that line.
2014-03-16 09:58:16 PM  
1 votes:
He just biatched-slapped the 'God of the Gaps' mentality right in the face.
2014-03-16 09:57:14 PM  
1 votes:
"All the oil and natural gas on Earth is just a tiny fraction of what's on Titan."

And in other news today, the United States has declared war on the moon of Titan,
2014-03-16 09:56:56 PM  
1 votes:
There's oil on Titan?  INVADE!
2014-03-16 09:56:29 PM  
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: I predict that FOXNEWS will put out an 8 part 'documentary series' on how America was created.  Narrated by Mike Huckabee. this will air oh in say 2 months.  to be fair and balanced of course.


jonmcnaughton.com
2014-03-16 09:56:21 PM  
1 votes:
DRILL TITAN DRILL NOW
2014-03-16 09:56:12 PM  
1 votes:
Obama, approve the Titan XL pipeline!
2014-03-16 09:55:37 PM  
1 votes:
oh, this should be good.
2014-03-16 09:54:18 PM  
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: Is this show intended to be for grade schoolers?


More or less.  Its designed to bring basic sweeping concepts to people who have never learned science, and bring it with a sense of wonder and curiosity.
2014-03-16 09:52:53 PM  
1 votes:

badhatharry: Natural selection is a scientific fact.
Evolution is a scientific theory.

/just sayin'


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img1.fark.net Benchmark SC.912.N.3.1: Explain that a scientific theory is the culmination of many scientific investigations drawing together all the current evidence concerning a substantial range of phenomena; thus, a scientific theory represents the most powerful explanation scientists have to offer.
2014-03-16 09:52:45 PM  
1 votes:

jayessell: Is the audio out of sync?
I'm watching the NYC fox.


The audio is fine when viewed from the Louisville Fox affiliate.
2014-03-16 09:52:40 PM  
1 votes:
Is this show intended to be for grade schoolers?
2014-03-16 09:50:25 PM  
1 votes:

mark12A: /plus, one of the dogs just threw up her dinner on the Ottoman, and her brother just zoomed in to eat it! Yech!
//cheap paper towels to the rescue


www.quickmeme.com
2014-03-16 09:47:44 PM  
1 votes:
OK, I'm hating commercials now...you just get into thinking heavy, then BAM! Another stupid Comcast commercial...

/plus, one of the dogs just threw up her dinner on the Ottoman, and her brother just zoomed in to eat it! Yech!
//cheap paper towels to the rescue
2014-03-16 09:44:27 PM  
1 votes:
Natural selection is a scientific fact.
Evolution is a scientific theory.

/just sayin'
2014-03-16 09:43:05 PM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: I'm not sure if I'm following this exactly, but after this episode I'm going to go bang a tree to help evolution along.


Sounds like you got it down pat
2014-03-16 09:42:45 PM  
1 votes:

Iceman208481: family guy sucked tonight


Seth MacFarlane gets a permanent pass from me for making this a real thing that is happening.
2014-03-16 09:42:06 PM  
1 votes:

geom_00: I know we joke about science vs creationism on here, but I TRULY hope some kid watching this sees how cool science is, can be, and what all it can do.


This. It should me more about spreading science instead of showing others how stupid they are.
2014-03-16 09:41:52 PM  
1 votes:
Grabbing the bull by the horns. :D
I hope the show keeps up this respectful yet uncompromising tone.
2014-03-16 09:41:14 PM  
1 votes:
TOO MANY COMMERCIALS
2014-03-16 09:41:10 PM  
1 votes:
I have such a man crush on NDT.
2014-03-16 09:39:39 PM  
1 votes:
Irreducable complexity just fell over dead.
2014-03-16 09:38:46 PM  
1 votes:
Does this episode warrant the creation of a betting pool relating to the number of television stations that will cease airing future episodes of the program?
2014-03-16 09:38:36 PM  
1 votes:
All the fundies just shat themselves with impotent rage.
2014-03-16 09:38:00 PM  
1 votes:

IronTom: Cosmos threads never used to be an anti-religion fest.


api.ning.com
Science damn you!
2014-03-16 09:35:15 PM  
1 votes:

Ishkur: Once again, needs better music


I have a reissue of the soundtrack in my CD collection. I should probably burn it to MP3 or FLAC soon.
2014-03-16 09:35:10 PM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: Sure, Neil Degrasse Tyson is great and all, but how much better would Cosmos be if it were narrated by Rust Cohle?


Having Danica McKellar hosting would make the show slightly more fappable
www.wolfgnards.com
2014-03-16 09:32:52 PM  
1 votes:

Empty H: This is the only TV I watch, is Noah being pushed this hard on other channels and TV shows?


this is the first commercial I've seen for it.
2014-03-16 09:29:46 PM  
1 votes:
Once again, needs better music
2014-03-16 09:28:14 PM  
1 votes:
I expect to read of complaints from viewers offended by the blatant display of hot wasp on orchid action.
2014-03-16 09:28:06 PM  
1 votes:
Ugh, my bark is itching.
2014-03-16 09:25:54 PM  
1 votes:

tudorgurl: big pig peaches: John Buck 41: BeerBear: John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?

not a fan of the show? then why post in here?

I just find it amusing there's a thread on this guy 2 or 3 times a week.

Did you see how he trolled gravity on twitter?

LINK PLEASE


http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/neil-degrasse-tyson-trolled-gravit y- on-twitter 

This is what googles gave me. I haven't actually read it yet, because lazy.

geom_00: Luthien's Tempest: I'm so glad he has life insurance.

Hmmm.   I need to keep this on file...

;)


I suspect border security might take issue if you describe your reason for entering Canada is to find a way to get one of it's citizens eaten by a bear in a tragically hilarious manner. But if I see a random bear wandering Halifax, I know to blame you lol
2014-03-16 09:25:24 PM  
1 votes:

Luthien's Tempest: My real lesson from this episode looks to be that my husband is going to be eaten by a bear one day while wandering up to it and exclaiming "Puppy!" looking to pet it.  "It's got eyes, two ears, and fur, it's a puppy."

I'm so glad he has life insurance.


Oh my god, I just snorted so loud I scared my dog. LMAO
2014-03-16 09:25:23 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: But it wouldn't have killed them to say "white looking fur."


There's a two-word phrase for "white looking fur."

It's "white fur".
2014-03-16 09:24:52 PM  
1 votes:
"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner."
2014-03-16 09:23:06 PM  
1 votes:
Can't wait for the religious folks to see this week's episode.
2014-03-16 09:20:49 PM  
1 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: Polar bears aren't white. Their fur is clear.


We're already confusing enough people. No need to make it more bizarre. But it wouldn't have killed them to say "white looking fur."
2014-03-16 09:19:27 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: BeerBear: John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?

not a fan of the show? then why post in here?

I just find it amusing there's a thread on this guy 2 or 3 times a week.


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2014-03-16 09:19:06 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Explain this bear, Neil.
2014-03-16 09:18:49 PM  
1 votes:
Polar bears aren't white. Their fur is clear.
2014-03-16 09:16:31 PM  
1 votes:

shanrick: I already watched this episode tomorrow.


I do post production work for 20th Century Fox and have seen the first 5 episodes. The universe ceases to exist in that episode, so drink accordingly.
2014-03-16 09:13:42 PM  
1 votes:

TheMysteriousStranger: Central Oklahoma rules: Drink every time a commercial is shown instead of a mention of evolution.

Confabulat: Uh oh the Oklahoma station is going to accidently run promos over this whole episode.


If the entire episode is pre-empted on your station, finish your bottle of bourbon and dial 911 for alcohol poisoning?

trappedspirit: It's like waiting for atheist church to start

tudorgurl: SCIENCE!


wearscience.com!

2014-03-16 09:13:24 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?


Hopefully
2014-03-16 09:11:46 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?


Yes
2014-03-16 09:10:05 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?


not a fan of the show? then why post in here?
2014-03-16 09:08:45 PM  
1 votes:
I can't wait for the fundie brigade to lose their shiat over tonight's episode.
2014-03-16 09:02:47 PM  
1 votes:

dopekitty74: Seth McFarlane is involved in this? Interesting....


He's the only reason it got made.
2014-03-16 09:02:45 PM  
1 votes:
Here in Portland, they're showing the broadcast at a beer-friendly movie theater. Pity I won't be able to go.
2014-03-16 09:02:22 PM  
1 votes:
How many dogs?
i.somethingawful.com
2014-03-16 08:59:06 PM  
1 votes:

Pariah.: Glad to see a Cosmos thread. Hopefully we can make this a weekly thing for the duration! :D


I'd be totally OK with this.
2014-03-16 08:58:06 PM  
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clkeagle: ciberido: I haven't even watched the first episode yet.  Recorded it but been too busy to watch.  Was it good?

It's great for what it's meant to be - something to get kids excited about natural science and discovery. Neil is entertaining, and it looks like he's gong to be touching on some pretty fresh theories.

Nothing mind-blowing if you're a relatively educated adult and keep up on astronomy news, and those who watched the original when they were kids seem to be underwhelmed (probably nostalgia defeating objectivity).


Well they did start with the kid gloves.

today's generation to be inspired is not the same as the original cosmos. They are ambitious, but in a different way/goal in mind.

i think the gentle coaxing into bigger is not a bad way to go, but yes, i am a bit underwhelmed.
2014-03-16 08:56:37 PM  
1 votes:
Just another heathen TV show by some Darwin loving Devil worshipers.
2014-03-16 08:56:00 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?


Why, is this a burden upon you? Can you just not stand a thread once a week that you have every option of ignoring?
2014-03-16 08:55:39 PM  
1 votes:
I'm curious why a science show is rated PG-DV?????
2014-03-16 08:52:04 PM  
1 votes:

ciberido: I haven't even watched the first episode yet.  Recorded it but been too busy to watch.  Was it good?


It's great for what it's meant to be - something to get kids excited about natural science and discovery. Neil is entertaining, and it looks like he's gong to be touching on some pretty fresh theories.

Nothing mind-blowing if you're a relatively educated adult and keep up on astronomy news, and those who watched the original when they were kids seem to be underwhelmed (probably nostalgia defeating objectivity).
2014-03-16 08:47:41 PM  
1 votes:
Central Oklahoma rules: Drink every time a commercial is shown instead of a mention of evolution.

/Actually I am damn sure last week was a mistake.  But if it is not, better have at least a hundred drinks ready.
2014-03-16 08:44:06 PM  
1 votes:
What are the odds of the Oklahoma TV station farking it up accidentally on purpose again?
 
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