GorT read the Czar’s post regarding Cosmos and pretty much agreed with it. I’m not convinced it’s snarky cynicism or just that Neil deGrasse Tyson and the show’s staff is having trouble finding that right delivery. Carl Sagan was special in that sense and was able to communicate science of the cosmos in a wonderful way.
Two other things hit me with regards to the reboot of the series:
First, who is the intended audience? Is it really a broad set, or maybe they are intentionally trying to hit a younger demographic that likely isn’t registering the cynicism (if that’s what it is). As the Czar states, it seems like our children are enjoying the show. Replicant #3 and GorT have watched two of the three episodes together (he hasn’t seen the latest episode yet) and he has remarked several times that he likes the show and is actively discussing it. To some degree, that is a success. The show is getting kids talking and thinking about science.
Second, I wonder if it’s possible through hosting this series, Neil deGrasse Tyson would reconsider his position as an atheist. One can hope and pray. There have been a number of scientists over the years who have started or developed very secular beliefs that ranged from agnostic to atheistic and then converted to a Christian life.
Regardless, we’ll keep watching Cosmos and hope the quality and fluidity of the presentations continue to improve.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.