I have just finished the last episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. It was an exceptionally good program, that directly confronted a lot of the pseudo-science and religious nonsense that pervades our culture. We had one episode on why evolution is provably a thing, and another on why global climate change is also a thing. Then last night, the series ended with a bit about dark matter, dark energy, and, importantly, why science, with its self-correcting mechanisms, matters. Left unsaid directly, but screamed indirectly, is how very incorrect religion is.
I wanted to take a moment to thank Fox, and the various other companies involved in this project. The choice to air this on broadcast TV, when there were likely other, more profitable shows they could have chosen, was very welcome. As one of my friends pointed out, when explaining why he isn’t overly interested in the show, you can see dozens of science programs each week on cable. Which is true. You can. On cable. Not on broadcast TV.
So thank you, Fox, for showing us this grand and glorious show. Hopefully, a few years down the line, we can get another voyage into the great universe. In the meantime, at least we have this program to look back on.