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2014-03-23 09:11:08 PM
3 votes:

Flashlight: Easily the most boring program ever.


Not even close. Ever watch C-SPAN?

Anyway, it's only boring if a) you think you know everything, or b) you don't want to hear about the subject. Hell, I know most of it already and I'm still fascinated by it. My son is riveted.
2014-03-23 09:10:08 PM
3 votes:

Flashlight: Easily the most boring program ever.


Then I guess this thread is even more boring so there's no chance you would waste your time-

Oh. Well then.
2014-03-23 09:01:05 PM
3 votes:
To the Gospel Grinders, God-Botherers and Ken the Hammster:

You want "equal time"? Shut the fark up or we'll give you "equal time". We'll go to your churches and appear on your "Christian broadcasts" and show up at the Discovery Institute and Ark Encounter and Creation Museum and teach your children Science and critical thinking.
2014-03-23 08:58:56 PM
3 votes:

CanisNoir: Aquapope: Don't forget that Creationists are pissed that Cosmos hasn't given a fair shake to their theories.  They're doing that tonight.  A very detailed and thorough analysis of all of the science in creationist theory.  It's supposed to be between the 47th and 48th seconds of tonight's show.  Don't blink.

What's interesting is that the Creation stories are fairly accurate metaphores of The Big Bang and the evolution of the universe and life on Earth. Not bad for bronze age tribesmen.


Well, other than the timing and the method, and the origin of life, sure.
2014-03-23 09:30:56 PM
2 votes:

The Googles Do Nothing: I'm watching basketball.  You nerds can keep pretending this show makes you smarter when in fact your liberal arts degrees prove you know jack shiat.


It doesn't make us smarter, it makes us more educated.
2014-03-23 09:26:12 PM
2 votes:

geom_00: cameroncrazy1984: You can't listen to that monologue and NOT say that Neil is incredibly excited by science.

The best part about him?  He WANTS to share his love of science with the masses.   Whether you are his equal, or a 9 year old kid asking about asteroids.


Fire up any of the 10 episodes of Colbert he's been on.  He's PASSIONATE about science!
2014-03-23 09:26:04 PM
2 votes:

The Googles Do Nothing: I'm watching basketball.  You nerds can keep pretending this show makes you smarter when in fact your liberal arts degrees prove you know jack shiat.


Well here's a comment that isn't internally consistent.
2014-03-23 09:15:00 PM
2 votes:
Ooops, wrong Scientific Penguinism cartoon. Let's fix that:

photos1.blogger.com
2014-03-23 09:13:52 PM
2 votes:

Flashlight: Mr Tyson just has no enthusiasm as he speaks.


Yeah, you're trolling.

Also, I pre-got a beer from the fridge just so I don't miss it coming back from commercial. That's using my head!
2014-03-23 09:12:50 PM
2 votes:

strife: Superjew: When Knowledge Conquered Fear

Well this shouldn't anger the creationists very much.

They're already feeling slighted because they're not being acknowledged.


And don't forget the Scientific Penguinists:

photos1.blogger.com
2014-03-23 08:41:07 PM
2 votes:
So, I know this might seem silly, but I JUST realized this:

During the opening, there is a small tribute to Carl Sagan.  At the beginning of the episode, you see The C and the S of CosmoS on screen, and linger JUST a bit longer than the rest of the letters.

Another small tribute to Sagan??
2014-03-24 09:22:59 AM
1 votes:

Kiribub: "Put up or shut up"

?

In the 17th century?


It dates to around 1878, so yeah, off by about 200 years.
2014-03-23 10:38:04 PM
1 votes:

Thrakkorzog: After reading a couple comments up stream I had a thought... Shouldn't people running for public office have to pass an sat test for basic intelligence before they can run?


Passing the test would actually hurt some candidates
2014-03-23 10:26:10 PM
1 votes:
After reading a couple comments up stream I had a thought... Shouldn't people running for public office have to pass an sat test for basic intelligence before they can run?
2014-03-23 09:54:25 PM
1 votes:

mudesi: FOX's greed is going to shoot this whole damn series in the foot.  People are going to tune out.

TOO MANY FARKING COMMERCIALS.


Us true science fans won't!
2014-03-23 09:53:11 PM
1 votes:

Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance


I was told there would be no brilliance.
2014-03-23 09:51:48 PM
1 votes:

Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance


But no, Tyson is just a boring speaker.
2014-03-23 09:41:34 PM
1 votes:
Science! It works, biatches.
2014-03-23 09:40:50 PM
1 votes:
I will never get tired of watching footage of the Apollo missions.
2014-03-23 09:38:13 PM
1 votes:
Also as for calculus, don't forget Leibniz figured it out. And it's his notation we still use. And his methods are the basis of what you still see in textbooks. Newton's way is, let's say, a touch less clear.
2014-03-23 09:35:03 PM
1 votes:
Funny thing about Wren and Newton, back in the day Wren was considered the smartest man in England and the smartest Englishman ever. Something that persisted until after he and Newton were dead. The whole public fascination with Newton is pretty much the work of a Frenchman you may have heard of, Voltaire.
2014-03-23 09:32:42 PM
1 votes:
Oooh, Transcendence movie looks good.
2014-03-23 09:30:58 PM
1 votes:
(Trolls; feed them not)
2014-03-23 09:30:37 PM
1 votes:
Um....shouldn't you be wearing GLOVES?!!?
2014-03-23 09:29:33 PM
1 votes:

The Googles Do Nothing: I'm watching basketball. You nerds can keep pretending this show makes you smarter when in fact your liberal arts degrees prove you know jack shiat.


you realize astronomy is one of the seven liberal arts right?
2014-03-23 09:28:53 PM
1 votes:

The Googles Do Nothing: I'm watching basketball.  You nerds can keep pretending this show makes you smarter when in fact your liberal arts degrees prove you know jack shiat.


We never said it did, but it's a hell of a lot more educational than watching people who can't even spell their names throw a ball into a ring.
2014-03-23 09:28:42 PM
1 votes:
Watch out we got a bad ass over here...
2014-03-23 09:28:13 PM
1 votes:
Sir Issac Newton and the Philosopher's Stone?
2014-03-23 09:27:40 PM
1 votes:

BeerBear: JerseyTim: Our ancestors were dumb.

Pretty much


Honestly, they were really farking smart. They figured out some insanely complicated and very subtle things, if incompletely. They were simply working from incomplete data, and where they didn't know, they speculated.

I don't get the message 'our ancestors were dumb' from the first half of this episode.
2014-03-23 09:25:22 PM
1 votes:
I'm watching basketball.  You nerds can keep pretending this show makes you smarter when in fact your liberal arts degrees prove you know jack shiat.
2014-03-23 09:24:09 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: You can't listen to that monologue and NOT say that Neil is incredibly excited by science.


The best part about him?  He WANTS to share his love of science with the masses.   Whether you are his equal, or a 9 year old kid asking about asteroids.
2014-03-23 09:23:56 PM
1 votes:
Here comes the differential calculus.
2014-03-23 09:23:18 PM
1 votes:

JerseyTim: I'm starting to think this show is just an excuse for Neil to travel to a bunch of different places he wanted to see.


Well he was just at Saturn.

I'd like to go.
2014-03-23 09:22:17 PM
1 votes:
You can't listen to that monologue and NOT say that Neil is incredibly excited by science.
2014-03-23 09:20:02 PM
1 votes:
Oh, geez. Here comes the "NDT said pot will save the world!" hurrdurr, and the people who think it's evil incarnate protesting with the fundies.
2014-03-23 09:19:12 PM
1 votes:
www.thecitrusreport.com
2014-03-23 09:17:26 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Sighhhhh... looks like I can only get episodes 1 and 2.  Those videos I thought were episode 3 are actually a string of trailers.  Unless I'm in the wrong place.


How can so many people be having trouble watching something that's on broadcast television? No cable? No antenna? Do you even have a TV? If so, why? You can't watch anything anyway.
2014-03-23 09:16:39 PM
1 votes:
Hell'a Bells!

For those about to science, we salute you!
2014-03-23 09:12:49 PM
1 votes:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Flashlight: Easily the most boring program ever.

Not even close. Ever watch C-SPAN?

Anyway, it's only boring if a) you think you know everything, or b) you don't want to hear about the subject. Hell, I know most of it already and I'm still fascinated by it. My son is riveted.


It is interesting. Mr Tyson just has no enthusiasm as he speaks. That is what makes it boring. Get someone with some personality doing it.
2014-03-23 09:11:01 PM
1 votes:
DAMN these graphics are amazing.
2014-03-23 09:09:50 PM
1 votes:
www.gb.nrao.edu
2014-03-23 09:09:31 PM
1 votes:

Flashlight: Easily the most boring program ever.


Sorry, you want the 700 Club thread. Which doesn't exist.

Hey, I've heard of Jan Oort! But then, I'm a nerd.
2014-03-23 09:09:28 PM
1 votes:

Flashlight: Easily the most boring program ever.


My nerd-on is like a rock.
2014-03-23 08:57:55 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hello, everyone!

I have no cable, and therefore no Cosmos :(, but wanted to drop in and say Hi y'all.

What's shakin'?


You don't get Fox OTA?
2014-03-23 08:53:42 PM
1 votes:
Don't forget that Creationists are pissed that Cosmos hasn't given a fair shake to their theories.  They're doing that tonight.  A very detailed and thorough analysis of all of the science in creationist theory.  It's supposed to be between the 47th and 48th seconds of tonight's show.  Don't blink.
2014-03-23 08:51:52 PM
1 votes:
Yay! Cosmos time! I've been looking forward to this all week.
2014-03-23 08:44:45 PM
1 votes:
Im already drunk.
2014-03-23 08:24:13 PM
1 votes:
Welcome to the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode" discussion thread and drinking game!

Season 1, Episode 3
"When Knowledge Conquered Fear"
This episode will focus on how mankind's intelligence created the scientific theory to postulate and predict events on the cosmic scale, highlighting the work of Edmund Halley and Isaac Newton.

Tonight's rules:

Neil says:

Billion(s) - big sip
Billions and billions - finish your drink
Intelligence - sip
Cosmos - sip
Newton - sip


And while I know there are some for which the following request will be impossible to follow, I make it anyway: Let's keep it civil, folks.
 
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