History Series / Cosmos

16th Jun '18 3:05:16 PM Scifimaster92
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* TakeThat: At pseudosciences. He spends the first ten minutes of the third episode deconstructing astrology. [[HumansAreMorons Not that anyone listened.]]

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* TakeThat: At pseudosciences. He spends the first ten minutes of the third episode deconstructing astrology.astrology and the first ten minutes of the twelfth episode deconstructing ufology, while the second episode includes a sequence demonstrating the pitfalls of intelligent design. [[HumansAreMorons Not that anyone listened.]]
16th Jun '18 2:46:15 PM Scifimaster92
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* WhatTheHellHero: Sagan clearly reveres the Greek scholars whose work was stored in the Library of Alexandria, but in the last episode he points out that there is no record of them ever questioning the society they lived in, particularly the institution of slavery, which he calls "the cancer of the ancient world."

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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Sagan clearly reveres the Greek scholars whose work was stored in the Library of Alexandria, but in the last episode he points out that there is no record of them ever questioning the society they lived in, particularly the institution of slavery, which he calls "the cancer of the ancient world.""
** In the fourth episode, while discussing the crackpot theories of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Velikovsky Immanuel Velikovsky]], Sagan states that the worst aspect of the whole affair wasn't that Velikovsky's theories were wrong or in gross contradiction to established facts, but rather that some scientists attempted to outright supress his ideas instead of engaging in proper debate.
15th Jun '18 12:12:21 PM Scifimaster92
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* IsntItIronic: In the third episode, "Aquarius" from ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'' is used during a sequence debunking the practice of astrology.
12th Feb '18 7:27:24 PM nombretomado
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* VoiceClipSong: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc A Glorious Dawn]]'', by WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience, which mixes and sets a tune to scenes from ''Cosmos'', along with Stephen Hawking's ''Universe''. Notably, entire phrases from the respective shows are used as lyrics. It's rather awesome. And thanks to [[TheWhiteStripes Jack White's]] record label Third Man, it was actually given a [[http://store.thirdmanrecords.com/carlsagan.aspx limited release]] on vinyl, with a copy of the diagram from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record the Voyager Golden Record]] etched on the backside.

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* VoiceClipSong: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc A Glorious Dawn]]'', by WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience, which mixes and sets a tune to scenes from ''Cosmos'', along with Stephen Hawking's ''Universe''. Notably, entire phrases from the respective shows are used as lyrics. It's rather awesome. And thanks to [[TheWhiteStripes [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White's]] record label Third Man, it was actually given a [[http://store.thirdmanrecords.com/carlsagan.aspx limited release]] on vinyl, with a copy of the diagram from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record the Voyager Golden Record]] etched on the backside.
10th Jan '18 3:45:52 PM khalcyon2011
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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: The goal is to demonstrate this is true for the ''entire universe''. Earth is awesome. Subatomic particles are awesome. Galaxies are awesome. ''Bacteria'' is awesome. Everything from the massive star Eta Carinae to the microscopic tardigrades that survive anywhere, is beautiful, complex, and wonderful in the literal sense of that word.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: The goal is to demonstrate this is true for the ''entire universe''. Earth is awesome. Subatomic particles are awesome. Galaxies are awesome. ''Bacteria'' is are awesome. Everything from the massive star Eta Carinae to the microscopic tardigrades that survive anywhere, is beautiful, complex, and wonderful in the literal sense of that word.
6th Jan '18 9:46:22 AM PRH
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* CardCarryingVillain: Robert Hooke is depicted like this in Episode 3's animated scenes, having been given an ObviouslyEvil appearance and him muttering "Blasted Newton! I'll make him pay!" once Newton refuses to give in to his demands. To be fair, Hooke's own accomplishments, like discovering Hooke's law (governing linear elasticity), are also mentioned in the episode.
19th Oct '17 3:52:03 AM Scifimaster92
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* TakeThatUs: In the episode "The World Set Free", an animated segment at the 1878 World's Fair in Paris shows several displays and banners passing by. One of them is [[Creator/SethMacFarlane MacFarlane Refined Lard]]. Seth MacFarlane is the executive producer of the series.

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* TakeThatUs: In the episode "The World Set Free", an animated segment at the 1878 World's Fair in Paris shows several displays and banners passing by. One of them is [[Creator/SethMacFarlane MacFarlane Refined Lard]]. Seth MacFarlane [=MacFarlane=] is the executive producer of the series.
21st Jul '17 8:32:12 AM FinalFan
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*TakeThatUs: In the episode "The World Set Free", an animated segment at the 1878 World's Fair in Paris shows several displays and banners passing by. One of them is [[Creator/SethMacFarlane MacFarlane Refined Lard]]. Seth MacFarlane is the executive producer of the series.
4th Apr '17 2:14:17 PM pvsage
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* ShoutOut: Sagan refers to our neighborhood in the Milky Way as "obscure backwaters", a clear reference to the opening lines of Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

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* ShoutOut: Sagan refers to our neighborhood in the Milky Way as "obscure backwaters", a clear reference to the opening lines of Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxyFranchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.
4th Apr '17 2:09:22 PM pvsage
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* ShoutOut: Sagan refers to our neighborhood in the Milky Way as "obscure backwaters", a clear reference to the opening lines of Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy
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