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(Carl Sagan Portal)   "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" episode 7 discussion thread and drinking game. 9PM Eastern on Fox   (carlsagan.com) divider line 64
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2014-04-20 10:00:19 PM  
5 votes:
Dr. Tyson is now attempting to impugn the credibility of benevolent job creators who, at great personal expense, hire scienticians whose only job is to assure the public that their work is not harmful to the environment.
2014-04-20 09:22:36 PM  
5 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Taking shots at Young Earth Creationists is too easy. He's already skewered them so many times that he ought to ignore them completely. Yet it seems like he's still firing shots across the bow.

It's a lead in for the last episode where Neil proves there's no God.


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We'll just see about that...Nope, it's airtight. Can't let this little doozy get out...
2014-04-20 09:14:23 PM  
5 votes:
Y'all really want to get hammered? Drink one during every commercial break.
2014-04-20 09:46:37 PM  
4 votes:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Thomas Midgley, Jr. was the single most environmentally destructive organism in world history. Not only did he discover the effectiveness of and market tetraethyllead as an anti-knock additive, he also co-invented chlorofluorocarbons. If you could go back in time and kill any one person with an eye on saving the world, he would be the one to kill. Hitler was a piker.


So, a real life Captain Planet villain?
2014-04-20 09:38:45 PM  
3 votes:
Wait. The Borg are just lead?
2014-04-20 09:23:27 PM  
3 votes:

radiovox: Pick a rock. Any rock.


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2014-04-20 08:53:35 PM  
3 votes:

ManateeGag: Fundies are going to get extra pissed because it's Easter.


But that is cancelled out by it also being the 4/20.

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2014-04-20 10:01:27 PM  
2 votes:
Well that was a good episode in my opinion. Good for inspiring future scientists/enviromentalist. Now for Game of Thrones to inspire me to become the God of Tits and Wine.

As they say in Canada: Peace oot.
2014-04-20 09:51:10 PM  
2 votes:
Now we all have to suffer the horrors of engine knock. Thanks Cosmos...
2014-04-20 09:44:18 PM  
2 votes:
Save us, zinc!

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2014-04-20 09:41:27 PM  
2 votes:
Lead Rubbers?

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2014-04-20 09:39:27 PM  
2 votes:

IronTom: Taco Bell guy threw out his keytar, sometimes you go too far.


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2014-04-20 09:36:42 PM  
2 votes:
And Neil deGrasse Tyson joins the War on Christmas.
2014-04-20 09:36:31 PM  
2 votes:

farkingismybusiness: Most powerful people. Creationists?


Top. Men.

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2014-04-20 09:36:19 PM  
2 votes:
Christmas as a repurposed Roman Holiday? He just went there.
2014-04-20 09:32:59 PM  
2 votes:
Uh-oh. He's in trouble with some of the most powerful people on the planet! Back after these messages...

/best commercial break point in the series!
//Big Geology? Encyclopedia Mafia?
2014-04-20 09:30:23 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah you like that don't you.  I'm  going to ionize you, baby.  What's a little electron between friends.

Just the tip.
2014-04-20 09:25:08 PM  
2 votes:
If uranium eventually turns into lead, how come they's still uranium?

Checkmate, Tyson!
2014-04-20 09:14:04 PM  
2 votes:

Destructor: farkingismybusiness: You think Neil rode a mule to get to that location?

The man is clearly a wizard. I suspect teleportation.


There are some who call him......Tim?
2014-04-20 07:18:36 PM  
2 votes:

crypticsatellite: Earth - sip  Cosmos - sip


Jebus! Hell, some of us have to work on Tuesday.
2014-04-21 10:39:35 AM  
1 votes:
how science is best presented on television: look around you.
2014-04-21 08:27:11 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-21 01:51:40 AM  
1 votes:

NFA: IronTom: NFA: If the universe is 156 billion light years wide


is that a fact?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/05/24/universe.wide/


CNN reporting the width of the universe to be 156 light years makes me more inclined to believe that the universe is a spheroid region, seven-hundred and five miles in diameter.
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2014-04-20 11:28:12 PM  
1 votes:
Also, if light travels at a fixed rate, how are we able to see within 400,000 years of the big bang (77 billion light years) when the universe is only 13.8 billion years old?
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-04-20 11:25:29 PM  
1 votes:

Vlad_the_Inaner: Destructor: Once upon a time, physicists toyed with the the idea the speed of light wasn't always what it is now. That's been disproven pretty thoroughly. I'm just curious about the other known forces.


But are you sure?  The biblical story of the Flood ends with the creation of the phenomenon of the rainbow.  Which wouldn't be possible without refraction, which wouldn't be possible without the speed of light being different in different materials.

If the speed of light was infinite before the Flood, light from stars further than 6000 light years (as defined by the current speed of light) could have reached Earth, (wrecking one 'proof' that the Earth is more than 6000 years old) , and refraction would have been undetectable.  because a fraction of infinity is still infinity.  Hence no rainbow until God made the speed of light finite, just to make a rainbow after the Flood.

/really surprised a Y.E. Creationist hasn't come up with that yet.



If the universe is 156 billion light years wide, assuming it's expanding out from a central point, that means matter has traveled 78 billion light years in all directions since the big bang.

But we're told the universe is only 13.8 billion years old.  If the speed of light is fixed at 186,000 miles per second, how did all that stellar matter travel 78 billion light years in only 13.8 billion years?
2014-04-20 10:11:33 PM  
1 votes:
Lead was also good for lubricating/protecting the exhaust valves on car engines. Actually forms a barrier that keeps hot edges of the valves from melting into the valve seat. Post 1975 cars made it unnecessary by using hardened valve seats.
2014-04-20 10:07:31 PM  
1 votes:
That was a cool episode. I never really knew why lead was removed from automobile gasoline before.

Actually, lead was removed from gas so that catalytic convertors could be used to reduce car exhaust pollution. Lead poisons the convertors.

You can still get leaded gasoline (100LL -100 octane low lead) for light aircraft. So some lead is still getting out there. But they're close to producing a substitute.
2014-04-20 10:06:17 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-20 10:03:57 PM  
1 votes:
Some parts of the world still use leaded gas, like the middle east :/
2014-04-20 10:00:24 PM  
1 votes:

ArgusRun: EPA?  The whole series seems intelligently designed to pissed off Republicans.


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2014-04-20 09:58:03 PM  
1 votes:
Is it Muskie in here, or is it just me?

/actual campaign slogan
2014-04-20 09:57:49 PM  
1 votes:
EPA?  The whole series seems intelligently designed to pissed off Republicans.
2014-04-20 09:52:11 PM  
1 votes:
Is he wearing those glasses from They Live?
2014-04-20 09:51:47 PM  
1 votes:
Contamination'snot funny.
2014-04-20 09:51:13 PM  
1 votes:
Snot!
2014-04-20 09:49:42 PM  
1 votes:
Ah, and now a swipe at the denialism industry.
2014-04-20 09:48:09 PM  
1 votes:

mark12A: WHY THE HELL IS HE YAMMERING ON ABOUT LEAD??!!

Get back to the age of the earth, isotopic dating please.

Damm this is frustrating. He's hopping all over the place.

/"he's high, he's low, christ, what an asshole"


This is all about science and how scientific discoveries can have a huge impact on humanity, even when they're not even trying.  Patterson was just trying to cleanse his lab and figure out the age of the earth and he ended up discovering that we were poisoning our planet.
2014-04-20 09:44:52 PM  
1 votes:

SquiggsIN: Adolf Oliver Nipples: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Christmas as a repurposed Roman Holiday? He just went there.

That's old news. It's the significance of the day, not the actual day, that matters.

The only thing significant is that the day was put there for PR purposes because they were selling a lie to maintain control.  It's a fake holiday for a fake savior for a fake religion that people are still too ignorant to open their eyes to.


Derp.
2014-04-20 09:44:14 PM  
1 votes:

mark12A: WHY THE HELL IS HE YAMMERING ON ABOUT LEAD??!!

Get back to the age of the earth, isotopic dating please.

Damm this is frustrating. He's hopping all over the place.

/"he's high, he's low, christ, what an asshole"


Yeah, god forbid he give any background information.
2014-04-20 09:43:24 PM  
1 votes:
WHY THE HELL IS HE YAMMERING ON ABOUT LEAD??!!

Get back to the age of the earth, isotopic dating please.

Damm this is frustrating. He's hopping all over the place.

/"he's high, he's low, christ, what an asshole"
2014-04-20 09:40:58 PM  
1 votes:
he's tripping balls!
2014-04-20 09:40:06 PM  
1 votes:
The facts are all correct in all of the episodes, but the graphics are wrong. From the first episode until this one the depictions of molecules and atoms has been wrong, including DNA
2014-04-20 09:39:53 PM  
1 votes:
Did they deliberately make lead particles look like a Borg cube?
2014-04-20 09:38:53 PM  
1 votes:
Dr. Tyson has apparently uncovered an insidious scheme by the Borg to destroy our civilization.
2014-04-20 09:37:20 PM  
1 votes:
BRB gotta go plumb some bums.
2014-04-20 09:33:12 PM  
1 votes:

Loud_Mouth_Soup: 4.5 billion years old!


He would have saved a lot of time if he'd have just asked Abe Vigoda!
2014-04-20 09:28:19 PM  
1 votes:

Flying Lasagna Monster: cursing is cool!


Damn right.
2014-04-20 09:27:57 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-20 09:26:46 PM  
1 votes:
It makes sense for the show to directly refute young earth creationism, considering what is happening today, with religion creeping into public schools and science being treated by so many as some "liberal conspiracy".

When the original series came out in the 70's, science was still highly regarded in the US.  I would put the peak of "science loving" in the USA somewhere around 1975-80.  We have gone far back arsewards since then.  It's weird and scary that human development can go backwards.  It's time for serious offensive action on behalf of science and observable reality.  Like this show. Yes, they should directly refute the biblical literalists.
2014-04-20 09:26:04 PM  
1 votes:
Duck soup my ass.
2014-04-20 09:19:51 PM  
1 votes:

radiovox: Pick a rock. Any rock.


sounds like a horrible magic trick.
2014-04-20 09:19:33 PM  
1 votes:
I vote for drinks for each Framily commercial.
2014-04-20 09:18:02 PM  
1 votes:
He's saying Earth every 5 seconds. I'm gonna be hammered.
2014-04-20 09:15:51 PM  
1 votes:
Any rock?

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2014-04-20 09:14:33 PM  
1 votes:

radiovox: I like how he used the Force to lift up the layers of Grand Canyon.


I bet he teaches us all about the universe but leaves out midichlordians just so he can keep the secrets of the force to himself.
2014-04-20 09:11:33 PM  
1 votes:
This game sucks, he said billions a couple times a I'm naked.
2014-04-20 09:11:10 PM  
1 votes:
I like how he used the Force to lift up the layers of Grand Canyon.
2014-04-20 09:08:31 PM  
1 votes:
"Instead of counting 'begats'..."

Burn.
2014-04-20 09:08:21 PM  
1 votes:
It''s like a literal slap fight with young earth creationists.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon:_A_Different_View
2014-04-20 08:56:39 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: LazerFish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr0EtiOOztU

This is how science should be presented

My favorite one was Smells Like Air Pressure.


This:

http://youtu.be/Jn3sGUGJ4bc
2014-04-20 08:44:08 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Fundies are going to get extra pissed because it's Easter.


Did any of them secdee yet?
2014-04-20 08:44:05 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-20 08:43:14 PM  
1 votes:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: How much do we drink when the usual crowd comes in and tells us how much this sucks compared to Carl Sagan's version? I only have 2 bottles of Mountain Dew and even though I don't get lit I still like to play along.


MOUNTAIN DEW IS THE BEST SODA EVER MADE!
2014-04-20 07:21:31 PM  
1 votes:
Fundies are going to get extra pissed because it's Easter.
 
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