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  •  Too many special effects, but (3+ / 0-)

    I loved the opening when Tyson went right into the scientific method, which I thought was a slap in the face to all the wing nuts who ignore reason, evidence and facts.

    I also loved the ending with his tribute to Sagan.

    Way too many special effects and not enough Tyson during the middle.  Tyson is good, and if they gave him enough time to explain how science works and how data is collected, he can pull this out.

    I rewatched the original and Tyson has got some mighty big shoes to fill, but I think he's the perfect guy to do it.

    •  I agree - he made the point that the vast majority (1+ / 0-)
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      of modern progress (for good or bad) has come as the result of scientific methods which force the researcher to put aside personal biases and judgements to systematically study and explore and prove or disprove theories.

      Which is another reason religious interests abhor it because it renders their magic thinking moot.

      In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell, 1984

      by Ammo Hauler on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 10:22:00 AM PDT

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