Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos is a new television show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and produced by Seth MacFarlane. It premiered on March 9th, 2014 on Fox, of all networks.

Humans do love their pattern recognition.

Humans do love their pattern recognition.

I guess Fox felt overwhelming guilt for attempting to fuck up the world on a daily basis with their “News” channel, so perhaps they decided to try to balance out their sins with a dash of truth. The show is absolutely fantastic on all levels. My five year-old son is legitimately obsessed with the show, and I couldn’t be happier about it. It’s super high level science made accessible for all ages and education levels. They use a perfect blend of cartoons, top-notch special effects/graphics, well crafted writing, and a rock star for a host in Tyson. I’m not sure if scientist/museum directors can be rock stars, but if there ever was one, it’s Neil fo sho.

A great man.

A great man.

I am an avid listener of Neil’s Startalk radio podcast. I have partaken in every episode to date. But, that show just can’t have the same mass effect on American culture that Cosmos might. And if there ever was a time that American culture needed a shot in the arm, it’s now. 40% of Americans don’t believe that climate change is man-made, while 33% don’t believe in Evolution. Soak that in.

I’ve loved science since I was a kid, and it has truly become one of the few comforts I have in this life. I’m really hoping this show can get more people as passionate and excited about science as I am. It’s amazing to me how people cherry pick whatever beliefs or views that suit them at a particular moment in time. Politicians are notoriously guilty for this kind of activity, and are increasingly held accountable for their hypocrisies, as our privacy slowly becomes non-existent. So, let’s give them a few points for being forced into intellectual honesty. They unabashedly just want to be elected, and will say or do anything to cash that check.

Whereas, the religious climate change/evolution deniers decide that the scientific method is bullshit when it comes to threatening their antiquated pre-programmed belief systems. But, if somehow they or anyone they care about ever gets sick or injured, guess who their real God is now?? That’s how you know people constantly lie to themselves, and are completely full of shit. When someone really needs help, do they try to pray the bullet out of their stomach? Do they go to their local priest? Nope, not even close. These same fucktards that deny the scientific method all day, turn around and bet the farm on it when push comes to shove and lives hang in the balance. I shouldn’t be able to get into heaven any more than these assclowns should be admitted to a hospital. It’s really that simple.

Best way to deal with adversity and understand life? Perspective.

Best way to deal with adversity and understand life?                     Perspective.

But I digress…. Cosmos was great when it originally had Carl Sagan at the helm over 30 years ago. I know it was great because it inspired Neil and Seth to bring it back again – guns blazing. I have high hopes for this show to both entertain and inspire future generations. I want to give a heartfelt “thank you” to all those who worked to get this on the air. Fingers crossed to get at least 2 more seasons!!! Cosmos is the ultimate blend of entertainment and education of the highest order.

Overall Rating:  10/10

– JA