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Terrence J. Moran
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I just got around to seeing the first episode of Cosmos. In general I thought it was well done and communicated a lot of information on the new cosmology well for people who needed an initial exposure. I thought he also implicitly gave examples of how there is more to life than positivistic science – that Carl Sagan taught him not only that he wanted to be a scientist but what kind of person he wanted to be. The whole section on Giordano Bruno was quite inaccurate since he was not burned at the stake for his cosmology (not that he should have been burned at all!) but rather for heretical views about the divinity of Jesus, the virginity of Mary, and the eternity of hell – and as a Dominican he should have worn a white habit!