Keyser_Soze_Death: Can't wait for the religious folks to see this week's episode.
farkingismybusiness: IronTom: Cosmos threads never used to be an anti-religion fest.[api.ning.com image 590x456]Science damn you!
geom_00: And Ken Ham is now outlawing ALL dogs.
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.
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.
Unknown_Poltroon: All the fundies just shat themselves with impotent rage.
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.
Ned Stark: The priests of science are somewhat more reliable at producing miracles though.
Confabulat: Why do you have to take science on faith?
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?
Ned Stark: A source for the Big Answers you're ultimately going to have to take on faith.
clintster: So tardigrades > cockroaches.
badhatharry: Natural selection is a scientific fact.Evolution is a scientific theory./just sayin'
Jesterling: An ad for a Noah's arc movie during Cosmos. It's the end of the empire, folks.
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
Englebert Slaptyback: D'AAWWWWWWW! Polar bear cubs!don't judge me
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.
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.
Waldo Pepper: sorry to see that you are so closed minded
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.
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.
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".
WhoopAssWayne: We should rent the bridal room at motel 6. With babes and champagne of course.
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.
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.
Ned Stark: Pariah.: I would say that trust and faith are two slightly different thingsWell now we've run up against a philosophical gap that we probably won't be able to bridge here.pub?
The Lone Gunman: So, basically, we're the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a mutant fish-squirrel.
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.
Ned Stark: A human lifespan isn't long enough to independently check all of it.
mark12A: too many commercials
Waldo Pepper: I'm Christian and watching this show it reminds me an a lot in the way Christian videos are produced and worded.
Waldo Pepper: Why is science being packaged like it is a religion? Seems the music is right out of Demiles 10 Commandments.
Waldo Pepper: Pariah.: He just biatched-slapped the 'God of the Gaps' mentality right in the face.How?
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!
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.
Waldo Pepper: Is this show intended to be for grade schoolers?
Benchmark SC.3.N.3.1: Recognize that words in science can have different or more specific meanings than their use in everyday language; for example, energy, cell, heat/cold, and evidence. Benchmark SC.6.N.3.1: Recognize and explain that a scientific theory is a well-supported and widely accepted explanation of nature and is not simply a claim posed by an individual. Thus, the use of the term theory in science is very different than how it is used in everyday life. 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.
jayessell: Is the audio out of sync?I'm watching the NYC fox.
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
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.
Iceman208481: family guy sucked tonight
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.
IronTom: Cosmos threads never used to be an anti-religion fest.
Ishkur: Once again, needs better music
JerseyTim: Sure, Neil Degrasse Tyson is great and all, but how much better would Cosmos be if it were narrated by Rust Cohle?
Empty H: This is the only TV I watch, is Noah being pushed this hard on other channels and TV shows?
geom_00: Luthien's Tempest: I'm so glad he has life insurance.Hmmm. I need to keep this on file...;)
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.
nmrsnr: But it wouldn't have killed them to say "white looking fur."
PC LOAD LETTER: Polar bears aren't white. Their fur is clear.
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.
shanrick: I already watched this episode tomorrow.
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.
trappedspirit: It's like waiting for atheist church to start
John Buck 41: Is there gonna be a thread for this fu*king show every Sunday night?
dopekitty74: Seth McFarlane is involved in this? Interesting....
Pariah.: Glad to see a Cosmos thread. Hopefully we can make this a weekly thing for the duration! :D
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).
ciberido: I haven't even watched the first episode yet. Recorded it but been too busy to watch. Was it good?
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