Monday, March 26, 2012

Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" show reboot in 2013

Carl Sagan in "Cosmos"
Fox has given the greenlight for a reboot of Carl Sagan’s iconic TV series Cosmos, to be hosted by well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 
The original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series ran on PBS in 1980 and was one of the most successful American public television series of all time, watched by an estimated 700 million viewers around the world. The reboot is expected to air in 2013.

Hopefully the reboot of the great science show "Cosmos" will live up to its origins. More such efforts are desirable to help the general public gain a better understanding of the nature and mission of science.

I can highly recommend Carl Sagan's book "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a candle in the dark" in which Sagan elaborates the difference between science and pseudo-science (for example astrology and UFO "research"). It also includes the helpful "Baloney detection kit" for detecting fallacious or fraudulent arguments.

Source: Seth MacFarlane to Produce Sequel To Carl Sagan's Cosmos | Geekosystem

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