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2014-04-07 01:01:17 PM  
2 votes:

nulluspixiusdemonica: Fark Griswald: I find it to be a great educational program.

Which is surprising because the actual educational content is Science Light, now with 70% less interesting facts and 14% more Visual Aids for the Mentally Challenged.

Given the hype it enjoys, and having enjoyed the original, this series is coming up meh.


Science light is a hell of a lot better than science free which is what pretty much what all of the other prime time shows are.  I'm not exactly sure what you were expecting.  It was never going to be the exact same show as the first Cosmos because the landscape is completely different now that is was in 1980.  This show isn't just competing with other terrestrial shows.  It's competing with them, cable, internet streaming, DVD's, whatever, in addition to hundreds of other science shows out there.

Don't get me wrong, I love the original still but I gave up trying to compare this show to the original in its first episode.  They're just different shows.  I'm appreciating NDT's version for what it is.
2014-04-07 09:56:12 AM  
2 votes:
I don't get some of the folks that hate on this show.  I find it to be a great educational program.  Of course it's not going to be super in depth, it's a 45 minute long show (give or take) covering a lot of material.  It's not meant to be a lecture, it's meant to expose the average person to science.  It's meant to give a short answer to how we know what we know.  It's meant to inspire people to become curious about the world around them and hopefully do actual science themselves.  Why do some folks find this hard to grasp?

Bah whatever, I enjoy it and I hope other people are enjoying it too.  The haters are gonna hate no matter what.
2014-04-06 09:55:03 PM  
2 votes:
Huh. After the "China crushed an age of scientific innovation", I'm surprised they didn't repeat the theme with the Arabs.
2014-04-07 12:48:52 PM  
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: Fox is missing an opportunity to hit casual viewers here, and that's their problem.


No, it's yours. The casual viewer is already watching it over the air or on cable. Not everybody runs a technology octopus like you.
2014-04-07 10:09:30 AM  
1 votes:

Fark Griswald: I find it to be a great educational program.


Which is surprising because the actual educational content is Science Light, now with 70% less interesting facts and 14% more Visual Aids for the Mentally Challenged.

Given the hype it enjoys, and having enjoyed the original, this series is coming up meh.
2014-04-07 08:43:41 AM  
1 votes:
I enjoyed the part about the black lines.  I always wondered how they were able to tell what distant stars and planets were made of
2014-04-07 08:29:03 AM  
1 votes:

nulluspixiusdemonica: This series sucks.

Stupidly light on detail or context, plenty of outdated feel-good blather and seriously diluted science...

What is this.. I don't even...

"Science" for the mentally retarded...


It's not intended for you. But given that you can't recognize that, maybe it is.
2014-04-07 01:17:52 AM  
1 votes:

nulluspixiusdemonica: This series sucks.

Stupidly light on detail or context, plenty of outdated feel-good blather and seriously diluted science...

What is this.. I don't even...

"Science" for the mentally retarded...


Imagine, if you will, a universe where there are people who are young, inexperienced and uneducated, yet who have minds are are plastic, malleable and open to learning.

You seem to be not of that universe.  Go away, alien.
2014-04-07 01:05:28 AM  
1 votes:
This was the best episode yet. I hope people who felt that the earlier episodes were too light on real science tuned in tonight--he just introduced the general public to Fraunhoffer lines!

/As a musicologist married to someone who up until very recently worked for an infrared company, I felt like this episode was just for me.
//Oh, and some bits about questioning everything thrown in for good measure. Seriously, this was the best yet!
2014-04-07 01:03:30 AM  
1 votes:
Golf clap for clever use of the piece Rhapsody In Blue.
2014-04-07 12:54:23 AM  
1 votes:

aurorous: After viewing this episode I shall now hold my breath waiting for a thousand articles to be written complaining that the first emperor of China was unfairly portrayed and didn't burn books and bury people alive because he was anti-science.


I'm actually expecting most of the froth to come from the (positive in context) portrayal of the Arabics.
2014-04-06 11:25:52 PM  
1 votes:

trekkiecougar: I am so enjoying this series, I love the refresher course of science.....makes me feel like a youngster at the grandparent's house, watching Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" and then "Wonderful World of Disney" on vacation Sunday evenings.

/and NdGT is giving me a few delicious shivers (intelligent men turn me on)
//yeah get off my lawn


Mi lawn es su lawn.

/Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler FTW!
2014-04-06 10:28:17 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Apparently I was the only liter who wanted to comment on this when it was on...great job admins!


Problem solved.
2014-04-06 09:52:14 PM  
1 votes:
I am so enjoying this series, I love the refresher course of science.....makes me feel like a youngster at the grandparent's house, watching Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" and then "Wonderful World of Disney" on vacation Sunday evenings.

/and NdGT is giving me a few delicious shivers (intelligent men turn me on)
//yeah get off my lawn
2014-04-06 09:20:42 PM  
1 votes:
A place where light is surrounded in darkness?  It must be the commercial.
2014-04-06 09:08:40 PM  
1 votes:
A three-prong test for every doctrine:
* Question its basis
* Ask if it can be verified by the sights and senses of the common people
* Ask how it is to applied and if it will benefit the greatest number
 
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