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2014-04-13 06:45:39 PM  
Welcome to the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" discussion thread and drinking game!

"Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still"
Season 1, Episode 6
The episode explores the smallest particles in the universe, where host Neil deGrasse Tyson "hunts for elusive neutrinos and the distant, early universe." The episode features the underground neutrino laboratory, Super-Kamiokande, located underneath Mount Kamioka in Japan.

Tonight's rules:

Neil says:

Billion(s) - big sip
Billions and billions - finish your drink
Neutrino(s) - sip
Cosmos - sip
Universe - sip
 
2014-04-13 06:49:55 PM  
I'll be watching it later tonight.
 
2014-04-13 06:58:03 PM  
Oh great, this thread has traveled through time:

will post to on  13 Apr 2014 at8:30 PM (1 hour from now)
 
2014-04-13 07:00:40 PM  
I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.
 
2014-04-13 07:27:44 PM  
i.imgur.com
Let's get it on...
 
2014-04-13 07:30:56 PM  

shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.


Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...
 
2014-04-13 07:45:12 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 500x399]
Let's get it on...


Someone actually took the time to paint that.
 
2014-04-13 07:51:21 PM  

K3rmy: crypticsatellite: Welcome to the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" discussion thread and drinking game!

"Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still"
Season 1, Episode 6
The episode explores the smallest particles in the universe, where host Neil deGrasse Tyson "hunts for elusive neutrinos and the distant, early universe." The episode features the underground neutrino laboratory, Super-Kamiokande, located underneath Mount Kamioka in Japan.

Tonight's rules:

Neil says:

Billion(s) - big sip
Billions and billions - finish your drink
Neutrino(s) - sip
Cosmos - sip
Universe - sip

You forgot a few:


Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - Rob a liquor store.  Drink your spoils
When god created the universe - Grab a shovel and dig up a dead relative cause it's sexy time
I wants me some watermelon - try not to die from laughter


I just... w...

I don't how to respond to this. But I did laugh.
 
2014-04-13 08:01:41 PM  

Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...


static.giantbomb.com

You are both mistaken. It is Jerome "Doc" Louis.

/Tyson stole my bike.
 
2014-04-13 08:04:29 PM  
If you have Netflix, NdGT's Great Courses series is available.
 
2014-04-13 08:27:09 PM  
Sure was nice of them to greenlight it in advance of the show this week instead of after.
 
2014-04-13 08:41:58 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Sure was nice of them to greenlight it in advance of the show this week instead of after.


Agreed.

3 more minutes...
 
2014-04-13 08:42:38 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Sure was nice of them to greenlight it in advance of the show this week instead of after.


That was my fault. Last week, I totally forgot it was Sunday and FAILed to submit the thread. Which was especially sad because Neil said, "billions and billions."
 
2014-04-13 08:51:05 PM  

K3rmy: You forgot a few:
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - Rob a liquor store.  Drink your spoils
When god created the universe - Grab a shovel and dig up a dead relative cause it's sexy time
I wants me some watermelon - try not to die from laughter


I'd donate to any charity of his choosing if he dropped something like that. That man can troll with the best of them.
 
2014-04-13 08:53:27 PM  
We got a bad ass here.
 
2014-04-13 08:53:52 PM  
static5.quoteswave.com
 
2014-04-13 08:54:03 PM  

Dimensio: Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...

[static.giantbomb.com image 300x234]

You are both mistaken. It is Jerome "Doc" Louis.

/Tyson stole my bike.


No, no. You're thinking of Reginald VelJohnson, the cop from Die Hard and it's spin off show Family Matters.
 
2014-04-13 08:55:02 PM  
Airing this at the same time as Game of Thrones probably wasn't the smartest thing.
 
2014-04-13 08:55:04 PM  
And yes, I screwed up the it's and its thing. It makes me cringe just looking at it.
 
2014-04-13 08:55:22 PM  
Thankfully the HBO GoT season-start and SciFi Monday's season-ending(s) only overlaps by two weeks, meaning only two weeks were there is no time Sun/Mon able to watch this show.

Now to watch Arya go all 'Kill Bill' with a sword....

/refuses to call it SiFi
//first world problems
 
2014-04-13 08:55:24 PM  
This show is now only on Monday nights.

Because dragons.
 
2014-04-13 08:57:36 PM  
Durn blah guy talking his Devil talk about the Earth being round and sh*t. I'm gonna petisshun mah state to secdee!!!
 
2014-04-13 08:59:48 PM  

machoprogrammer: [static5.quoteswave.com image 520x448]


i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-13 09:00:15 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-13 09:00:37 PM  
Sup y'all
 
2014-04-13 09:00:47 PM  

machoprogrammer: [static5.quoteswave.com image 520x448]


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-04-13 09:01:04 PM  
SCIENCE!!!
 
2014-04-13 09:01:20 PM  

machoprogrammer: [static5.quoteswave.com image 520x448]


ummm... you mean eye?
 
2014-04-13 09:01:38 PM  
Billions to the 4th! DRINK!
 
2014-04-13 09:02:25 PM  
This show should be on at 8pm so my kids can watch it every Sunday
 
2014-04-13 09:02:41 PM  
PERFECT timing.  JUST walked in the door!

Stop!  SCIENCE TIME!!
 
2014-04-13 09:02:49 PM  

enry: If you have Netflix, NdGT's Great Courses series is available.


Yup, it's on my list!
 
2014-04-13 09:03:48 PM  

picodenico: enry: If you have Netflix, NdGT's Great Courses series is available.

Yup, it's on my list!


NERDGASM will be happening tonight!!
 
2014-04-13 09:04:05 PM  

machoprogrammer: [static5.quoteswave.com image 520x448]


Sigh...I wonder how many people will logic their way to knowing this can't be possible. I would say 95% of the public would not even care to question it.
 
2014-04-13 09:04:06 PM  
I've been bagging on the first few episodes, but last week it showed some glimmers of the old Cosmos coolness. NdGT talking some Newton smack in front of Newton's actual house was good. And he slid from Frauhoffer Lines right into Quantum Physics. Nice.

'Course, we had to hijack another thread on Fark last week to talk about it. Fark's lack of faith was....disturbing.
 
2014-04-13 09:04:45 PM  
the twin engines of science and imagination....
 
2014-04-13 09:04:46 PM  

EKU Colonel: machoprogrammer: [static5.quoteswave.com image 520x448]

ummm... you mean eye?


sapphirescribbles.files.wordpress.com
It's a quote from Neil's baseball days.
 
2014-04-13 09:04:57 PM  
That ship reminds me of Flight of the Navigator.
 
2014-04-13 09:05:11 PM  

Johnny Texas: Airing this at the same time as Game of Thrones probably wasn't the smartest thing.


Airing a show every 10 year old should be watching at 9pm isn't that bright either
 
2014-04-13 09:05:42 PM  
Mike Tyson should be doing the show.
 
2014-04-13 09:05:45 PM  
I probably shouldn't have started eating just now.
 
2014-04-13 09:06:42 PM  
Tardigrade ketchup.  Mmmm
 
2014-04-13 09:06:50 PM  
For every one of us, there are about a billion of them?

7 Billion Billion of them?  Good God!
 
2014-04-13 09:07:19 PM  
7th grade biology all over again!
 
2014-04-13 09:07:45 PM  

shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.


idiot, that's bill Cosby? didn't you ever watch Sandford and son? Big dummy.
 
2014-04-13 09:07:47 PM  

mark12A: I've been bagging on the first few episodes, but last week it showed some glimmers of the old Cosmos coolness. NdGT talking some Newton smack in front of Newton's actual house was good. And he slid from Frauhoffer Lines right into Quantum Physics. Nice.

'Course, we had to hijack another thread on Fark last week to talk about it. Fark's lack of faith was....disturbing.


Sorry bout  that. Was a perfect storm of shift change/timing mistakes. Nothing intentional I assure you. Farkstaff all dig this show big time.
 
2014-04-13 09:07:52 PM  
The Mighty Mitochondria!
 
2014-04-13 09:08:06 PM  

geom_00: For every one of us, there are about a billion of them?

7 Billion Billion of them?  Good God!


That is...I haven't even had enough beer in my lifetime to imagine that number.
 
2014-04-13 09:09:04 PM  

mark12A: I've been bagging on the first few episodes, but last week it showed some glimmers of the old Cosmos coolness. NdGT talking some Newton smack in front of Newton's actual house was good. And he slid from Frauhoffer Lines right into Quantum Physics. Nice.

'Course, we had to hijack another thread on Fark last week to talk about it. Fark's lack of faith was....disturbing.


That was not Fark's fault; it was mine. I totally blanked on the fact that it was Sunday and never submitted the thread.
 
2014-04-13 09:09:09 PM  

crypticsatellite: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Sure was nice of them to greenlight it in advance of the show this week instead of after.

That was my fault. Last week, I totally forgot it was Sunday and FAILed to submit the thread. Which was especially sad because Neil said, "billions and billions."


and smirked
 
2014-04-13 09:09:51 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I haven't even had enough beer in my lifetime to imagine that number.


Totally stealing that line.
 
2014-04-13 09:10:34 PM  
That dewdrop looked like it was on some strange sort of bud.
 
2014-04-13 09:10:49 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: geom_00: For every one of us, there are about a billion of them?

7 Billion Billion of them?  Good God!

That is...I haven't even had enough beer in my lifetime to imagine that number.


Yes.  I am going to steal that too.
 
2014-04-13 09:11:19 PM  
Dude, it's like Animusic!
 
2014-04-13 09:11:23 PM  

dugitman: cameroncrazy1984: I haven't even had enough beer in my lifetime to imagine that number.

Totally stealing that line.


Hey thanks! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, i always say.

I really like his use of metaphor here, describing it as an industrial process.
 
2014-04-13 09:11:26 PM  
Plants run on steampunk?
 
2014-04-13 09:11:37 PM  
I want a Plushie Tartigrade!
 
2014-04-13 09:12:30 PM  
Will the fundies go apeshiat on this episode too I wonder?
 
2014-04-13 09:12:32 PM  

Dimensio: Plants run on steampunk?


Yes.  Well...that and Mt. Dew

mark12A: I want a Plushie Tartigrade!


WANT!!!
 
2014-04-13 09:12:49 PM  

mark12A: I want a Plushie Tartigrade!


img1.etsystatic.com
 
2014-04-13 09:13:29 PM  

cmb53208: Will the fundies go apeshiat on this episode too I wonder?


They will go crazy over anything.

Oh, that movie doesn't depict Noah "truthfully?"  FUNDIE SMASH!!
 
2014-04-13 09:13:40 PM  

cmb53208: Will the fundies go apeshiat on this episode too I wonder?


He just mentioned climate change
 
2014-04-13 09:13:59 PM  

cmb53208: Will the fundies go apeshiat on this episode too I wonder?


Is that why there was no thread last week?
 
2014-04-13 09:14:06 PM  
I just imagined a platoon of WWI German soldiers running out of the mist at Tyson. And I'm not even drunk yet.
 
2014-04-13 09:14:16 PM  
"Billions of Years"

DRINK!
 
2014-04-13 09:14:45 PM  
Ok NOW the fundies will go crazy.
 
2014-04-13 09:14:49 PM  
Uh oh, he just mentioned Darwin!
 
2014-04-13 09:14:51 PM  
All of this in a dew drop. Amazing.

as an engineer i am not that naive, but this is a good thing to spike young minds intrest
 
2014-04-13 09:14:55 PM  

cmb53208: Will the fundies go apeshiat on this episode too I wonder?


YES!
 
2014-04-13 09:16:16 PM  
footlong tongue!


web.gk12.net
 
2014-04-13 09:16:17 PM  
Someone pass the Claritin please.
 
2014-04-13 09:16:51 PM  
That fart you just sniffed? Billions of poo molecules in your nose.
 
2014-04-13 09:16:58 PM  
Pepperidge Farms remembers.
 
2014-04-13 09:17:35 PM  
Neil...Neil....you forgot the most important sent.  BACON!!
 
2014-04-13 09:18:09 PM  

crypticsatellite: That fart you just sniffed? Billions of poo molecules in your nose.


Yeah, me too.

It was not good.
 
2014-04-13 09:18:11 PM  
Is that a closeup of Kate Moss's nose?
 
2014-04-13 09:18:17 PM  
What of flaming bears? How will I detect those? More importantly, how will I escape?
 
2014-04-13 09:18:25 PM  
JESUS IT'S A BEAR!!!  GET IN THE CAR!!
 
2014-04-13 09:18:29 PM  
All of this in a dew drop. Amazing.
as an engineer i am not that naive, but this is a good thing to spike young minds intrest



Buy a kid a Microscope. Coolest thing evar for stirring interest in science.
 
2014-04-13 09:18:54 PM  

Dimensio: Plants run on steampunk?


Nope. Brawndo - it's got what plants need!
 
2014-04-13 09:19:25 PM  

Dimensio: What of flaming bears? How will I detect those? More importantly, how will I escape?


hitch a ride on a sharknado?
 
2014-04-13 09:19:56 PM  
Wasn't the explanation of chlorophyll basically the new Navy seawater fuel?
 
2014-04-13 09:20:02 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: cmb53208: Will the fundies go apeshiat on this episode too I wonder?

Is that why there was no thread last week?


there was a thread last week, I posted in it but it didn't get green lighted until the next day
 
2014-04-13 09:20:13 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-13 09:20:49 PM  
Lebron has looked like a 42yo man since he was 18.
 
2014-04-13 09:20:53 PM  
Look like Pipe Dream.
Not obscure.
 
2014-04-13 09:20:57 PM  

Gump2001: All of this in a dew drop. Amazing.

as an engineer i am not that naive, but this is a good thing to spike young minds intrest


do you mean pique young mind's interest?
 
2014-04-13 09:21:44 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Dimensio: Plants run on steampunk?

Nope. Brawndo - it's got what plants need!


PLANTS CRAVE ELECTROLYTES!!!
 
2014-04-13 09:22:19 PM  

Tenga: Wasn't the explanation of chlorophyll basically the new Navy seawater fuel?


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-13 09:22:32 PM  

geom_00: PLANTS CRAVE ELECTROLYTES!!!


So wait....why don't we just water plants with Gatorade?!??!?!
 
2014-04-13 09:23:07 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Dimensio: Plants run on steampunk?

Nope. Brawndo - it's got what plants need!


Brando, because its what plants need. I worry...

Good movie BTW.
 
2014-04-13 09:23:17 PM  
Neil deGrasse Tyson here for Stride gum.
 
2014-04-13 09:23:18 PM  
HEAVY BREATHING!!
 
2014-04-13 09:23:38 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 500x399]
Let's get it on...


i190.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-13 09:24:11 PM  
My mind is BLOWN.
 
2014-04-13 09:24:14 PM  
Time for pot talk
 
2014-04-13 09:24:37 PM  

ActionJoe: machoprogrammer: [static5.quoteswave.com image 520x448]

Sigh...I wonder how many people will logic their way to knowing this can't be possible. I would say 95% of the public would not even care to question it.


I tried pointing out the same thing but..well, it wasn't pretty.
 
2014-04-13 09:24:46 PM  
Did I hear billions?  and billions!  He sneaks it in every episode :)
 
2014-04-13 09:24:58 PM  
Ooh are we going to get a global warming segment?  It might actually cause the entire population of Mississippi to spontaneously combust.
 
2014-04-13 09:25:08 PM  
Phew, I thought we were going to have an animation-less show tonight.
 
2014-04-13 09:25:50 PM  
The first play was Star Wars??

Dude looked like Banthaa
 
2014-04-13 09:25:56 PM  
First Darwin, now lesbos ...

Fundies gonna rage
 
2014-04-13 09:26:09 PM  
well sh**! The closed caption isn't working now :(
 
2014-04-13 09:26:47 PM  
Now he discusses the history of democracy, and that natural disasters were natural processes.  Boy the flat-Earth gang's gonna be pissed
 
2014-04-13 09:27:01 PM  
I want to party with that guy.
 
2014-04-13 09:27:19 PM  
Santa Claus is the author of atomic theory?
 
2014-04-13 09:27:32 PM  
I like this guy!  Science while Drunk!
 
2014-04-13 09:27:40 PM  
Democritus: The first Farker
 
2014-04-13 09:27:50 PM  
Santa was a drunk?
 
2014-04-13 09:27:56 PM  
Nice wine mug.
 
2014-04-13 09:28:06 PM  
ITE old guy gets drunk on wine, makes sh*t up.
 
2014-04-13 09:28:11 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Gump2001: All of this in a dew drop. Amazing.

as an engineer i am not that naive, but this is a good thing to spike young minds intrest

do you mean pique young mind's interest?


It takes a spike to the head to get their attention.
 
2014-04-13 09:28:12 PM  
OH GOD THE LSD IS KICKING IN GUYS
 
2014-04-13 09:28:14 PM  
Meh. More cartoons. Cheapskates wouldn't fly NdGT to Greece...

/lives in fear of Peter Griffin crashing a scene
 
2014-04-13 09:28:31 PM  
ENTER: TRON!!
 
2014-04-13 09:28:32 PM  

GRCooper: First Darwin, now lesbos ...

Fundies gonna rage


'fundies' live in your brain rentfree
 
2014-04-13 09:29:15 PM  
Carbon's a slut
 
2014-04-13 09:29:24 PM  
I like how the dark parts of the screen are really black.  It looks great on a CRT.
 
2014-04-13 09:30:05 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Crystalline structures may be simplistic, but they can nonetheless be very dangerous.
 
2014-04-13 09:30:08 PM  
screw carbon

HAIL HYDROGEN
 
2014-04-13 09:30:28 PM  
Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.
 
2014-04-13 09:30:40 PM  
Yay! Carbon! -w00t-
 
2014-04-13 09:30:42 PM  
......ok skittles. That was weird.
 
2014-04-13 09:31:20 PM  

Dimensio: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 397x335]

Crystalline structures may be simplistic, but they can nonetheless be very dangerous.


Ladies and gentlemen-- The Larch
 
2014-04-13 09:31:28 PM  

abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.


did you really need to share that?
 
2014-04-13 09:31:39 PM  

mark12A: Meh. More cartoons. Cheapskates wouldn't fly NdGT to Greece...

/lives in fear of Peter Griffin crashing a scene


It's only a matter of time before Neil does a cutaway gag.
 
2014-04-13 09:31:39 PM  

picodenico: ......ok skittles. That was weird.


Freddy the cloud doesn't like being fingered
 
2014-04-13 09:31:51 PM  

mark12A: I want a Plushie Tartigrade!


Yeah, they're cute in an odd way.

How's the Cold Weather ACES Suit coming? :)
 
2014-04-13 09:32:18 PM  
Democritus' idea of the void, was pretty radical.
 
2014-04-13 09:32:47 PM  

GRCooper: picodenico: ......ok skittles. That was weird.

Freddy the cloud doesn't like being fingered


The only person Marcellus Wallace likes to be farked by is Mrs. Wallace.
 
2014-04-13 09:32:57 PM  

IronTom: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

did you really need to share that?


Did I hurt your feelings?
 
2014-04-13 09:33:14 PM  

abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.


And yet, I bet you will fail to explain why. Just "He's boring!"
 
2014-04-13 09:33:28 PM  

abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.


Whippets, dude
 
2014-04-13 09:33:42 PM  
I so hope I can see as many episodes of "24" live.
 
2014-04-13 09:33:44 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: pique


Thank you. English was no my strong point. I focus on solving problems.
 
2014-04-13 09:33:53 PM  
These would be better if Fox had kept up with 'simultaneous' airings on cable networks. And if you Farkers were funny.
 
2014-04-13 09:34:12 PM  
Holy shiat. He just fingered your daughter!
 
2014-04-13 09:34:37 PM  
Wait, so it's true!

NO FARKER HAS EVER TOUCHED A BOOB!!!!!
 
2014-04-13 09:35:08 PM  

Shadowtag: And if you Farkers were funny.


We're sorry we're not the type of humor that makes you drop your monocle.
 
2014-04-13 09:35:20 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Holy shiat. He just fingered your daughter!


laf
 
2014-04-13 09:35:42 PM  
And now the Catholics are gonna be PISSED!.

/That IS Notre Dame, right?
 
2014-04-13 09:35:53 PM  
Hah, going into a Cathedral during a science show.

I love it.

/Cathedrals are astonishingly beautiful
 
2014-04-13 09:36:08 PM  
How does a Cathedral factor into this. "I bet the athiests are in a rage."
 
2014-04-13 09:36:09 PM  

Gump2001: Kumana Wanalaia: pique

Thank you. English was no my strong point. I focus on solving problems.


Of course we can talk about my typing in the dark issues too. I always miss the "T" key.
 
2014-04-13 09:36:10 PM  
"Poked her? I never even touched her!"
 
2014-04-13 09:36:11 PM  

abhorrent1: IronTom: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

did you really need to share that?

Did I hurt your feelings?


No, you just showed your lack of imagination.
 
2014-04-13 09:36:19 PM  

picodenico: Wait, so it's true!

NO FARKER HAS EVER TOUCHED A BOOB!!!!!


DAMMIT
 
2014-04-13 09:37:03 PM  

picodenico: Wait, so it's true!

NO FARKER HAS EVER TOUCHED A BOOB!!!!!


If THAT'S true, than ALL FARKERS ARE ALSO VIRGINS!!!
 
2014-04-13 09:37:13 PM  
Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

Last week was better. He is just not connecting at an emotional level like Carl did.

Couple minutes ago, he discussed the number of molecules in your lungs having been in other creatures. Dull. He *should* have said "at this very moment, air molecules that were once in the lungs of Ben Franklin, Geghis Khan, (pick anybody) are right now IN YOUR LUNGS!"

THAT is how you do an emotional Oh Wow moment.
 
2014-04-13 09:37:28 PM  
Oh god, looks like we're headed straight for Mr. Sun!
 
2014-04-13 09:37:43 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Poked her? I never even touched her!"


That said with your login is especially hilarious.
 
2014-04-13 09:38:18 PM  

mark12A: Couple minutes ago, he discussed the number of molecules in your lungs having been in other creatures. Dull. He *should* have said "at this very moment, air molecules that were once in the lungs of Ben Franklin, Geghis Khan, (pick anybody) are right now IN YOUR LUNGS!"


Ugh, no, that is boring.
 
2014-04-13 09:38:33 PM  

abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.


I'd say this is the worst one so far.
 
2014-04-13 09:38:42 PM  
But what about uranus

/sorry
 
2014-04-13 09:38:58 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: abhorrent1: IronTom: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

did you really need to share that?

Did I hurt your feelings?

Yep, you trolllin. Boring.


I'm not trolling. I've seen these threads every week but have abstained since I hadn't seen the show. Figured I'd watch it tonight and share my opinion in a thread I thought was about discussing the show. But apparently on fark, if you're not giving NDT a rusty trombone, you're just a troll. Sorry I crashed your circle jerk.
 
2014-04-13 09:39:05 PM  
BILLIONS OF YEARS!
 
2014-04-13 09:39:21 PM  

crypticsatellite: abhorrent1: IronTom: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

did you really need to share that?

Did I hurt your feelings?

No, you just showed your lack of imagination.


abhorrent1: IronTom: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

did you really need to share that?

Did I hurt your feelings?


was trying to ignore you, but it looks like you are unignorable.  Wonder what you're like in person, abhorrent1.  Oh, probably have the answer right there.
 
2014-04-13 09:39:38 PM  

picodenico: /Cathedrals are astonishingly beautiful


You and I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree on this!
 
2014-04-13 09:39:44 PM  
Huh, James Dean stars.
 
2014-04-13 09:39:57 PM  

abhorrent1: Figured I'd watch it tonight and share my opinion in a thread I thought was about discussing the show. But apparently on fark, if you're not giving NDT a rusty trombone, you're just a troll. Sorry I crashed your circle jerk.


Nah, you're trolling. If you really thought this you'd say why instead of getting fake-defensive.
 
2014-04-13 09:40:40 PM  

mark12A: I want a Plushie Tartigrade!


I get enough exposure to tardigrades on Fark already, thank you.
 
2014-04-13 09:41:02 PM  

picodenico: Huh, James Dean stars.


Caught between a Porsche Spyder and a 1950 Ford?
 
2014-04-13 09:41:22 PM  
Welcome to Neil's hot tub.
 
2014-04-13 09:41:26 PM  
Kp: How's the Cold Weather ACES Suit coming? :)

Ain't happening until the workshop is set up and operating at Omega Station. Next year.
 
2014-04-13 09:41:47 PM  

mark12A: THAT is how you do an emotional Oh Wow moment.


Teaching science, if you do it right, requires no such moments. It's one continuous oh wow.
 
2014-04-13 09:42:10 PM  
Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....

/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.
 
2014-04-13 09:42:12 PM  

geom_00: You and I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree on this!


Indeed. They are seriously some of the most amazing and beautiful things built on the planet. I take it you saw the NOVA special on them? It's great.

Link
 
2014-04-13 09:42:13 PM  

lindalouwho: Kumana Wanalaia: Gump2001: All of this in a dew drop. Amazing.

as an engineer i am not that naive, but this is a good thing to spike young minds intrest

do you mean pique young mind's interest?

It takes a spike to the head to get their attention.


Sadly for many it does
 
2014-04-13 09:42:42 PM  
A man in a boat talking about a mysterious place. Just sayin'
 
2014-04-13 09:42:45 PM  
Alright everyone. Can we please watch the show and make semi-humorous comments?
I don't like working sunday nights.

/takes off mod-hat
 
2014-04-13 09:42:58 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Welcome to Neil's hot tub.


No Neal Degrass Tyson, you can't float your pool tube in the neutrino detector!
 
2014-04-13 09:43:13 PM  

abhorrent1: cameroncrazy1984: abhorrent1: IronTom: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

did you really need to share that?

Did I hurt your feelings?

Yep, you trolllin. Boring.

I'm not trolling. I've seen these threads every week but have abstained since I hadn't seen the show. Figured I'd watch it tonight and share my opinion in a thread I thought was about discussing the show. But apparently on fark, if you're not giving NDT a rusty trombone, you're just a troll. Sorry I crashed your circle jerk.


Actually, you're supposed to give him a Cleveland Steamer.

I do hope you stick around, though; don't judge it on a single episode. You may find Neil boring, but try to get into the subject matter--it really is mind-blowing stuff. And I say that as a person who has worked professionally as a scientist for the last 26 years.
 
2014-04-13 09:43:35 PM  

geom_00: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....

/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.


Maybe you just gotta say "betelgeuse betelgeuse betelgeuse!"
 
2014-04-13 09:44:01 PM  

geom_00: /Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.


Maybe it has, maybe it hasn't.
 
2014-04-13 09:44:04 PM  

Pseudowolf: A man in a boat talking about a mysterious place. Just sayin'


that was a pretty mysterious place, though.  Probably something to do with neutrinos
 
2014-04-13 09:44:33 PM  

WhyteRaven74: mark12A: THAT is how you do an emotional Oh Wow moment.

Teaching science, if you do it right, requires no such moments. It's one continuous oh wow.


Agree 100%. Why limit the imagination by naming names? What if I wanted to think of someone else? That's what imagination IS. It's not being led around by the nose and then smacking you in the face with obviousness.
 
2014-04-13 09:44:38 PM  

dugitman: /takes off mod-hat


Thank you for greening all these Cosmos links.
 
2014-04-13 09:44:40 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: abhorrent1: Figured I'd watch it tonight and share my opinion in a thread I thought was about discussing the show. But apparently on fark, if you're not giving NDT a rusty trombone, you're just a troll. Sorry I crashed your circle jerk.

Nah, you're trolling. If you really thought this you'd say why instead of getting fake-defensive.


Say why what? That doesn't even make sense. I said the show seems boring and have always found NDT boring. What else would you like me to explain?
 
2014-04-13 09:44:49 PM  

Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-13 09:45:23 PM  
IT'S A TRAP!!

Also...did he REALLY just put his HAND INTO DISTILLED WATER?!!?
 
2014-04-13 09:46:05 PM  
All that's missing from this scene is some Futurecop.
 
2014-04-13 09:46:26 PM  
It's a Neutrino!

www.metrofootballpool.com
 
2014-04-13 09:47:30 PM  
Cool supernova. Except for the sound.

Oh, well. Nobody's perfect.
 
2014-04-13 09:47:30 PM  
Dr. Tyson should explain that supernova explosions are so loud because no air is present to interfere with the transmission of sound.
 
2014-04-13 09:47:58 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Maybe it has, maybe it hasn't.


I thought it had already....huh!

/A day without me learning something...is a day wasted.

goodcomics.comicbookresources.com
 
2014-04-13 09:48:05 PM  
What is Neil trying to teach us this time?
 
2014-04-13 09:48:22 PM  
Yeah, I'd flinch like hell.
 
2014-04-13 09:48:34 PM  

geom_00: IT'S A TRAP!!

Also...did he REALLY just put his HAND INTO DISTILLED WATER?!!?


More likely a kiddie pool in front of a green screen.
 
2014-04-13 09:49:10 PM  
Was that Seth MacFarlane?
 
2014-04-13 09:49:12 PM  
Potential and Kinetic energy, if I am not mistaken.
 
2014-04-13 09:49:24 PM  
Forrest Whitaker is doing a great job tonight.
 
2014-04-13 09:49:33 PM  
The cannon ball has losses that need to be taken into account.
 
2014-04-13 09:49:35 PM  
Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....
/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.


GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

/thinks the same thing looking at Orion while walking the dogs
 
2014-04-13 09:49:57 PM  

Dimensio: Was that Seth MacFarlane?


It was not. I need to replace my television.
 
2014-04-13 09:50:09 PM  
Kinetic versus potential energy. Y'all just learned a major lesson in being a fighter pilot
 
2014-04-13 09:50:24 PM  
Seth IS a Executive Producer on the show...
 
2014-04-13 09:50:26 PM  
He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.
 
2014-04-13 09:50:37 PM  
I wonder how much that guy got paid to just stand there in a suit.
 
2014-04-13 09:51:27 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: More likely a kiddie pool in front of a green screen.


from the look of it, he was in the actual detector. Also they were likely draining the water. Normally that chamber is filled with water and you'd need a scuba tank to get around.
 
2014-04-13 09:51:42 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I wonder how much that guy got paid to just stand there in a suit.


More than I'll make this year :-\
 
2014-04-13 09:51:46 PM  
The Wall of Forever is my Pink Floyd cover band.
 
2014-04-13 09:52:29 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.


some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.
 
2014-04-13 09:52:59 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.


it would in a zero energy loss environment. But we have not gotten to real world physics yet
 
2014-04-13 09:53:04 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I wonder how much that guy got paid to just stand there in a suit.


Stand there in a suit and give come hither looks to Neil.
 
2014-04-13 09:53:42 PM  

IronTom: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.


Yep, it is. Well, it was last year.
 
2014-04-13 09:54:03 PM  

mark12A: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....
/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

/thinks the same thing looking at Orion while walking the dogs


I do the same exact thing! Only one dog, though.
 
2014-04-13 09:54:46 PM  
He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

That's what's frustrating me in this series. He doesn't seem to be completing concepts. Stops just short.
 
2014-04-13 09:55:02 PM  

dugitman: Carbon's a slut


It (she) has bonded with nearly everone
 
2014-04-13 09:56:31 PM  
I love that damn calendar.
 
2014-04-13 09:56:35 PM  
FUNDIE WARNING!

DANGER NEIL TYSON!!  DANGER!!
 
2014-04-13 09:56:56 PM  

mark12A: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

That's what's frustrating me in this series. He doesn't seem to be completing concepts. Stops just short.


Mr. LeVar Burton is simply following the same pattern that he used on Reading Rainbow: "Don't take my word for it..."
 
2014-04-13 09:57:48 PM  

IronTom: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.


I may have that wrong, it just changes direction based upon the movement of the Earth I think,  it is a Foucault pendulum
 
2014-04-13 09:58:22 PM  
Whoa.

Trillionth of a trillion of a trillionth.

That's gotta be like drinking a full f*cking keg right there.
 
2014-04-13 09:58:26 PM  

picodenico: I love that damn calendar.


It's a really great visual image.
 
2014-04-13 09:58:38 PM  
EXTREME CLOSE-UP!
 
2014-04-13 09:58:41 PM  

Gump2001: it would in a zero energy loss environment. But we have not gotten to real world physics yet


I know that. But such an environment doesn't exist on Earth. He probably ought to have mentioned frictional losses are the reason he didn't get his nose nicked.
 
2014-04-13 09:59:21 PM  
Neil just broke out the Orion's Belt from MiB
 
2014-04-13 10:00:10 PM  
OK.  I need to eat!  Peace out till next week...I probably won't be here though

Easter and all with my family.
 
2014-04-13 10:00:37 PM  

mark12A: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....
/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

/thinks the same thing looking at Orion while walking the dogs

I've seen attack ships on fire off of the shoulder of Orion.
/you people won't believe it.
 
2014-04-13 10:00:56 PM  
Ms. Magan, Science Teacher of the Week!

Good night.

/meh episode
//I blame Braga
 
2014-04-13 10:01:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: It's a really great visual image.


Yup. I've come up with similar things when teaching geology classes. A timeline rope that's 50 feet long, or moveable signs that kids will hold, and then walk a specific amount of steps to demonstrate the time between events.

I've done similar things with a simple astrology tangent in a class as well.
 
2014-04-13 10:01:59 PM  
Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.
 
2014-04-13 10:02:04 PM  
August 31st, my birthday!!!!
 
2014-04-13 10:02:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: IronTom: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.

Yep, it is. Well, it was last year.


The one at the Boston Museum of Science used to lose energy because of those little pegs they set up to let it knock down over the course of the day.  Every time the pendulum knocked a peg over, it slowed down.
 
2014-04-13 10:03:48 PM  

geom_00: OK.  I need to eat!  Peace out till next week...I probably won't be here though

Easter and all with my family.


Wow that got here quick.
 
2014-04-13 10:04:00 PM  

GRCooper: Johnny Texas: Airing this at the same time as Game of Thrones probably wasn't the smartest thing.

Airing a show every 10 year old should be watching at 9pm isn't that bright either


My son is 10 and we watch together. He's a little cranky in the morning but the curiosity instilled and the discussions we have are worth it in my opinion. He loves science and I try to encourage it.

If he's a little tired for school he's not missing much. All they've done the past couple weeks is review for the OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment) tests. He does fine in the testing but the preparation takes the fun out of learning.
 
2014-04-13 10:04:25 PM  
I love science, but NDT's voice seems to have a very soporific effect on me. Everytime I try to watch, I find myself getting dozy, alcohol would compoind this problem.
 
2014-04-13 10:04:41 PM  
TRILLIONTH!
 
2014-04-13 10:04:54 PM  

Svlad Cjelli: My son is 10 and we watch together. He's a little cranky in the morning but the curiosity instilled and the discussions we have are worth it in my opinion. He loves science and I try to encourage it.


Nicely done.
 
2014-04-13 10:05:59 PM  
Neil's endings need some more dramatic music.  It just sort of ended.
 
2014-04-13 10:06:16 PM  

geom_00: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....

/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.


As somebody who spends a lot of time at the eyepiece of a telescope, I'd rather it didn't.

When it goes, it'll be like having a Full Moon in the sky constantly for several months.  Pain in the ass for galaxy hunting and just about every other kind of deep-sky observing.
 
2014-04-13 10:08:50 PM  
Oh, just so I don't have to ThatIsTheJoke.jpg.  The Earth's movement to keep a Foucault's Pendulum from slowing down.  It just changes the direction of swing slowly over the day.
 
2014-04-13 10:09:41 PM  

abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.


You make sure and tweet that now.
 
2014-04-13 10:09:50 PM  
I am still a fan of this series.

For once in a long while, people in charge care about the message rather then the dirty revenue
 
2014-04-13 10:10:16 PM  
Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.
 
2014-04-13 10:11:16 PM  

abhorrent1: Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.


In an environment like this you really expected to not be questioned about your opinion at all?

If you're not trolling, you're just dumb.
 
2014-04-13 10:13:36 PM  

abhorrent1: Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.



Please add your point of view. Please be respectful of others here, but other than that it is all open.
 
2014-04-13 10:14:14 PM  
This may be 7the grade science but damn, I was in 7th grade 27 years ago! Sheesh I'm enjoying the science review!

Someone mentioned that they thought NdGT wasn't connecting with people. Harumph, I consider this show my weekly science erotica, the man is giving me the hots!

/intelligence turns me on
 
2014-04-13 10:16:38 PM  
a trillionth, of a trillionth, of a trillionth, .000000000000000000000000000000000001
 
2014-04-13 10:16:44 PM  

abhorrent1: Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.


I'm sorry, snowflake.
 
2014-04-13 10:19:09 PM  

trekkiecougar: Someone mentioned that they thought NdGT wasn't connecting with people. Harumph, I consider this show my weekly science erotica,


Yup, pretty much.
 
2014-04-13 10:20:35 PM  
Isn't Cosmos basically NOVA for a broader audience who has never watched PBS since their Sesame Street days?
 
2014-04-13 10:23:50 PM  

Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...


No, it's the other one.
 
2014-04-13 10:30:50 PM  

Dimensio: Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...

[static.giantbomb.com image 300x234]

You are both mistaken. It is Jerome "Doc" Louis.

/Tyson stole my bike.


i am pretty certain that it is dr. j.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-13 10:32:16 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Democritus' idea of the void, was pretty radical.


I've liked how he's been touching on a lot of what the original series talked about (there was an episode (Ep. 7 - The Backbone of Night, actually) where Dr. Sagan talked about Democritus and Thales), and goes further with things that we've found out since even the updated original series was released on DVD. :)
 
2014-04-13 10:32:56 PM  
Now that I think of it, I'm disappointed that I never posted the "We got a badass over here" picture.
 
2014-04-13 10:36:41 PM  

crypticsatellite: Welcome to the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" discussion thread and drinking game!

"Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still"
Season 1, Episode 6
The episode explores the smallest particles in the universe, where host Neil deGrasse Tyson "hunts for elusive neutrinos and the distant, early universe." The episode features the underground neutrino laboratory, Super-Kamiokande, located underneath Mount Kamioka in Japan.

Tonight's rules:

Neil says:

Billion(s) - big sip
Billions and billions - finish your drink
Neutrino(s) - sip
Cosmos - sip
Universe - sip


Sips? What kind of pussy drinking game is that?
 
2014-04-13 10:37:18 PM  

PercyColburn: Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...

No, it's the other one.


You mean Nelson Mandela?

www.theblaze.com
 
2014-04-13 10:38:21 PM  
Sure, the guy played Lando Calrissian in Star Wars and that makes him some sort of expert. Bullshiat
 
2014-04-13 10:38:40 PM  

IronTom: Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.


That's what I think is probably going to come about with the formation of our universe, actually.  That it's more than just a pinpoint at the beginning of time & space, and it came from 'somewhere else', that we can't see.  There are SO many competing theories going around now about it that it's completely mind boggling to contemplate.
 
2014-04-13 10:39:05 PM  
My last, entirely poignant comment regarding the significance of the Lord and his Father in creation of the universe was summarily dispatched with by atheist Fark mods. I am nonplussed yet resolute!
 
2014-04-13 10:40:43 PM  

crypticsatellite: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 500x399]
Let's get it on...

Someone actually took the time to paint that.


With one hand, yet.
 
2014-04-13 10:44:47 PM  

Dimensio: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 397x335]

Crystalline structures may be simplistic, but they can nonetheless be very dangerous.


Shut up, you ugly bag of mostly water.

/Yes, I know it was a different episode.
 
2014-04-13 10:46:16 PM  

crypticsatellite: Tonight's rules:


Any jackass who makes people post his name with 'deGrasse' in the middle can fark right off.  Nobody cares about your goddamn middle name in the first place, loser.  Nobody cares even more if your name reminds us of the French, which we all hate.  And if you capitalize a letter in the middle of your name that nobody wanted to know in the first place, I will make it my mission in life to <redacted>.
 
2014-04-13 10:46:47 PM  

hotrod2001: Isn't Cosmos basically NOVA for a broader audience who has never watched PBS since their Sesame Street days?


It is kinda like a scraper for every NOVA since my Sesame Street days - which is a fair bit.  Can't say as I mind - the show airs on Fox at Sunday nite trailer park prime-time, (..which is at least small repayment for inflicting Bill O'Reilly on us from Fox News), thus getting to the audience that is perhaps in most profound need of it - think you know what God knows?  Take a look at this, then try'n claim ya have even the slightest clue as to what God's will or "intelligent design" was actually meant to design.

And makes a nifty drinking game for everyone else.

And Neil DeGrasse Tyson is very cool too - kinda what one might expect if the BBC ever cast an American African ethnic as Doctor Who.
 
2014-04-13 10:47:37 PM  
They missed a golden opportunity to troll the fundies.

They could have had the boy give the lilacs to another boy.
 
2014-04-13 10:51:36 PM  

AurizenDarkstar: IronTom: Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.

That's what I think is probably going to come about with the formation of our universe, actually.  That it's more than just a pinpoint at the beginning of time & space, and it came from 'somewhere else', that we can't see.  There are SO many competing theories going around now about it that it's completely mind boggling to contemplate.


It's funny cos it's racist!! Hahahaaa
 
2014-04-13 10:55:42 PM  

WhyteRaven74: a trillionth, of a trillionth, of a trillionth, .000000000000000000000000000000000001


1x10E-36 how close we can get to the big bang event
1x10E-30 seconds = end of inflation
1x10E-43 seconds = beginning of inflation (planck time)

So we still need to get 10 million times closer in time (difference between 1x10E-43 and 1x10E-36 in exponential distance) to "see" the actual event that started the whole thing.

Also, with that newest inflation finding, the universe expanded from 1 planck length (1x10E-35 Meters) to the size of a grapefruit/softball in the time frame of 10 trillionths of a second.  Essentially the potential energy of 1 planck length (1x10E+19 proton masses) was transferred from potential energy to matter/energy/space/time in that same 10 trillionths of that first second of the universe's existance (from 1x10E-43 to 1x10E-30), and from there distributed to form the universe we see today.

So now the scientists are theorizing/debating over what happenend in that last 10 millionths of a second, and of course what the cause for that planck length to go from its potential energy state to the released state of matter/energy/space/time that makes up our universe today. Also they are debating whether or not other planck lengths have gone through the same release to produce a potential multiverse scenario where 1x10E+500 varieties of universe could be expanding in their own special ways.
 
2014-04-13 10:56:59 PM  

dugitman: Dimensio: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 397x335]

Crystalline structures may be simplistic, but they can nonetheless be very dangerous.

Ladies and gentlemen-- The Larch


And that danger is exactly why one should learn how not to be seen.
 
2014-04-13 10:59:54 PM  
IrishBlunder: ... if the BBC ever cast an American African ...

Wouldn't that be a European-African-American?

/Or maybe just a Brit?
 
2014-04-13 11:00:34 PM  

dugitman: abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.

Whippets, dude


3.bp.blogspot.com

Whippets good.
 
2014-04-13 11:09:14 PM  
I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.
 
2014-04-13 11:29:06 PM  

Johnny Texas: I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.


This almost makes up for all his cartoon crap.
 
2014-04-13 11:43:40 PM  

geom_00: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....

/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.


Not necessarily... in fact probably not. The end stage of its life is estimated to be about a million years. The star itself only lies about 640 light years away.

So, it's probably still chugging along.

/yeah I'd love to see it too
//not gonna happen
 
2014-04-13 11:45:01 PM  

geom_00: IT'S A TRAP!!

Also...did he REALLY just put his HAND INTO DISTILLED WATER?!!?


Water?  You mean, like, from the toilet?
 
2014-04-13 11:59:17 PM  

picodenico: Whoa.

Trillionth of a trillion of a trillionth.

That's gotta be like drinking a full f*cking keg right there.


It really is, for homeopathy.
 
2014-04-14 12:18:55 AM  

IronTom: Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.

Something

unequivocally happened - something big enough to have resulted in absolutely everything we can observe. Regardless of whatever else may have led up to it or lie beyond it, it surely deserves to be called a Big Bang from this side of it.

Have patience - we're doing forensics on a 13-billion-year-old event, and we've had less than a century where we've had any sort of grasp of the event at all, and we've only been able to observe it from one relatively tiny vantage point.
 
2014-04-14 12:26:41 AM  

syrynxx: crypticsatellite: Tonight's rules:

Any jackass who makes people post his name with 'deGrasse' in the middle can fark right off.  Nobody cares about your goddamn middle name in the first place, loser.  Nobody cares even more if your name reminds us of the French, which we all hate.  And if you capitalize a letter in the middle of your name that nobody wanted to know in the first place, I will make it my mission in life to <redacted>.


www.laweekly.com

Frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2014-04-14 12:33:39 AM  
I'm reading this thread on a weird three hour time delay.  It's kind of amusing.
 
2014-04-14 12:37:40 AM  

Massagonist: IrishBlunder: ... if the BBC ever cast an American African ...

Wouldn't that be a European-African-American?

/Or maybe just a Brit?


What do you mean?  African or European?
 
2014-04-14 12:48:38 AM  
What channel is it on?
 
2014-04-14 12:59:46 AM  

hjy6: What channel is it on?


Fox.  Or for reruns, National Geographic.  Or online.
 
2014-04-14 01:12:13 AM  

Empty H: Johnny Texas: I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.

This almost makes up for all his cartoon crap.


Just wait 'til Neil fights a giant chicken in episode 9.
 
2014-04-14 01:13:40 AM  

sirrerun: Empty H: Johnny Texas: I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.

This almost makes up for all his cartoon crap.

Just wait 'til Neil fights a giant chicken in episode 9.


The last episode is actually nothing but Conway Twitty.
 
2014-04-14 01:16:11 AM  

Empty H: Johnny Texas: I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.

This almost makes up for all his cartoon crap.


He's said that he wanted to do something worthwhile with the money that came from all of the cartoon crap (not in those words, of course). It was either in an interview several weeks ago on The Daily Show or an article I saw linked on FARK, or both.

Surprised the heck out of me - I never would've guessed that he would be the one to finally put something intelligent on Fox.
 
2014-04-14 01:23:06 AM  

cyberspacedout: Empty H: Johnny Texas: I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.

This almost makes up for all his cartoon crap.

He's said that he wanted to do something worthwhile with the money that came from all of the cartoon crap (not in those words, of course). It was either in an interview several weeks ago on The Daily Show or an article I saw linked on FARK, or both.

Surprised the heck out of me - I never would've guessed that he would be the one to finally put something intelligent on Fox.


I had heard that as well. I think it is great he is trying to do some good.
 
2014-04-14 01:54:24 AM  
Now, that presents a minor problem for the movie Sunshine. When Scarecrow, Captain America, and Moria McTaggert fix the Sun by blowing up the Q-ball that fell into it, it would take 10 million years before the "fix" to work its way through the Sun  so the Earth would die anyway.
 
2014-04-14 05:36:51 AM  
It's OK, the cartoon stuff has put me off though. At least in the 1st series they used live action portraying the older story times. If PBS could have afforded that then, why not Fox's bigger pockets now? Did they blow the production budget on CGI, MacFarlane, Tyson and Star Trek guy Brannon Braga? Tyson is an excellent teacher though, I'll give it that. Still watching, just not as impressed as I had hoped for. I have the original Sagan series thanks to Usenet. I was much more Impressed with "How the Universe Works" but just the 1st season narrated by Mike Rowe. You gotta admit Mike has a heck of a voice and he's a Regular Guy despite what some people think of the Wal-Mart commercial. I bought that DVD set, didn't care for the follow up season they had someone else narrate. That's just my 2 cents.
 
2014-04-14 08:34:41 AM  

Empty H: cyberspacedout: Empty H: Johnny Texas: I was surprised to find out the other day that Seth MacFarlane is an executive producer on this.

This almost makes up for all his cartoon crap.

He's said that he wanted to do something worthwhile with the money that came from all of the cartoon crap (not in those words, of course). It was either in an interview several weeks ago on The Daily Show or an article I saw linked on FARK, or both.

Surprised the heck out of me - I never would've guessed that he would be the one to finally put something intelligent on Fox.

I had heard that as well. I think it is great he is trying to do some good.


I think his album is pretty good.
 
2014-04-14 09:23:13 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: You mean Nelson Mandela?

[www.theblaze.com image 600x600]


That's so fascinating.  Does anyone know if that was photoshopped or not?  I'm more than a little curious.
 
2014-04-14 10:09:08 AM  

ciberido: syrynxx: crypticsatellite: Tonight's rules:

Any jackass who makes people post his name with 'deGrasse' in the middle can fark right off.  Nobody cares about your goddamn middle name in the first place, loser.  Nobody cares even more if your name reminds us of the French, which we all hate.  And if you capitalize a letter in the middle of your name that nobody wanted to know in the first place, I will make it my mission in life to <redacted>.

Frowns on your shenanigans.


Was glad to hear the courts finally gave that clown his just desserts.
 
2014-04-14 10:30:44 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 500x399]
Let's get it on...


I don't think it was Sagan's lips Tyson was touching in Ithaca back in '75.
 
2014-04-14 10:33:21 AM  

shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.


Waiting for "Samuel L. Jackson's Wormhole"
 
2014-04-14 10:35:47 AM  

crypticsatellite: That fart you just sniffed? Billions of poo molecules in your nose.


Galileo re-farted that fart. It's be recycled so many times. Hitler, too. You smelled Hitler's farts. Just now.

/Science
 
2014-04-14 10:37:39 AM  
Here's the appropriate galaxy-class wine glass for this game.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-14 10:52:49 AM  
I am an old fart.  I remember the original Cosmos very well.

What I find disturbing is that there was a greater acceptance of science decades ago than now.  The amount of Creationist-Christian-Crazy that this series is generating 25 years after the original is depressing.

There is much more religious nuttery squawking and whinging than last time around.

Is that because it was "hidden" from religious ignorance on PBS?  No. I don't think so.

Their indignation is evidence our society and culture are going backwards.
 
2014-04-14 10:55:01 AM  

Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...


I prefer Samuel L. Jackson....

Say the universe is 6000-years old one more time?
 
2014-04-14 10:57:20 AM  

TheBlackFlag: Their indignation is evidence our society and culture are going backwards.


No, it's evidence that the internet has provided an environment where nutjobs can congregate and reinforce each other's views.

The minority has always been there, they're just more vocal now.
 
2014-04-14 12:06:07 PM  

grumpfuff: TheBlackFlag: Their indignation is evidence our society and culture are going backwards.

No, it's evidence that the internet has provided an environment where nutjobs can congregate and reinforce each other's views.

The minority has always been there, they're just more vocal now.


I really hope you are right, but it doesn't seem to be restricted to the internet.  And the producers of the new series have really dumbed-down the science.  It is still really interesting and I am glad to be watching it.
 
2014-04-14 12:10:30 PM  

TheBlackFlag: grumpfuff: TheBlackFlag: Their indignation is evidence our society and culture are going backwards.

No, it's evidence that the internet has provided an environment where nutjobs can congregate and reinforce each other's views.

The minority has always been there, they're just more vocal now.

I really hope you are right, but it doesn't seem to be restricted to the internet.  And the producers of the new series have really dumbed-down the science.  It is still really interesting and I am glad to be watching it.


It's not restricted to the internet, sure. But the internet is what allowed it to pick up steam and jump to the national stage.

/The internet: Simultaneously one of the greatest and worst inventions in the history of man
 
2014-04-14 12:29:06 PM  

PercyColburn: AurizenDarkstar: IronTom: Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.

That's what I think is probably going to come about with the formation of our universe, actually.  That it's more than just a pinpoint at the beginning of time & space, and it came from 'somewhere else', that we can't see.  There are SO many competing theories going around now about it that it's completely mind boggling to contemplate.

It's funny cos it's racist!! Hahahaaa


Umm....whaaaaaaaa?

What is this, I don't even.....
 
2014-04-14 04:18:53 PM  

nymersic: Vlad_the_Inaner: You mean Nelson Mandela?

[www.theblaze.com image 600x600]

That's so fascinating.  Does anyone know if that was photoshopped or not?  I'm more than a little curious.


related (nsfw language)
 
2014-04-14 10:20:10 PM  
Cosmos is there to provide you with a surface view, a mainstream approach if you will. It's there so after the show you go "eh, I need to check this on Wiki or the net". And then your knowledge and curiosity grows. It isn't there to provide you with the formula of energy conservation.

I really don't like the "ship of the imagination" crap however. I think there would have been better more serious ways to approach this.
 
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