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    Updated series to began airing this past Sunday night. Anyone watching?

    The opening statement (same as from the original, by Carl Sagan) is interesting:

    I am wondering about how scientific this statement is...do we know all that ever was? How do we know what will ever be?

    Beyond that, how does this dovetail with the multi-verse theory that I often hear from the naturalist camp?

    To me, this seems more like a statement of belief than statement of fact, all wrapped up in authoritative language from credentialed experts.

    Oh, and it's on Fox. I guess they slipped this by Christianist cabal that controls Rupert Murdoch.
     
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    I thought it was simply a definition.

    As for the multiverse theory, it was mentioned -- in the re-make, I think.

    (I watched part of it, need to finish it. Could be mixing it up with the original, because I watched the first few episodes of that this weekend, too.)
     
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    I thought the first episode was well done. I take the opening statement to simply mean that's the subject matter of the show, but standing alone it does seem limited.
     
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    Read some of the host comments about Climate change, decided he wasn't very credible won't watch. Read a review of first show , glad I didn't bother. There are a number of good shows on the cutting edge like Wormhole. Don't need a political agenda disguised as science.
     
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    But since you didn't watch it, you actually don't know...

    (Are you one of those folks who writes reviews on Amazon of books they haven't read?)
     
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    Finished watching last night. I enjoyed it.

    The parts about our "address" and the calendar are eye-opening, as anything well-done on those subjects should be.

    I think this is probably very well done given its purpose. (fwiw, 13, it isn't meant to be cutting edge -- I'm actually skeptical that any TV show would do a very good job of being on the cutting edge of physics / astrophysics) My understanding is that it's targeting the layman and children, in an effort to increase knowledge of and interest in science.

    As for credibility, a friend who is a physics professor took issue only with the animated segment about the guy centuries ago who was excommunicated -- Bruno, I think? Thought they took some liberties with the story though he didn't claim to be an expert w/regard to him.

    (btw, 13, if the show you were referring to is the Morgan Freeman one, this guy has had issues with that show's science at times -- if it's truly trying to be cutting edge, that's probably understandable, as I would guess they would need to dumb down the science and mathematics involved for TV, which would then lead to judgment calls that would inevitably be questioned)
     
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    Well, except in Oklahoma.


    Oklahoma Fox affiliate cuts evolution from 'Cosmos' premiere - CSMonitor.com
     
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    Way to make sure you've got both sides of a story, 13!!
     
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    I read a review of the first show, also the host had made comments about skeptics of climate change that sounded more like the intolerance towards heresy in the Middle Ages than the ideals of science.

    His public statements discredit his credibility with me. Of course you are entitled to your own opinion.
     
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