Skip to main content

View Diary: COSMOS -- Don't miss the (41 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  If we turn away from reality, how (18+ / 0-)

    can we hope to have a nation secure against internal threats like calumny, ignorance, bigotry, corruption, malfeasance ... and dream-crushing in the name of the almighty profit, let alone external threats?

    We really are star-stuff.

    We have to stop depriving the universe of what we can teach each other.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 06:50:01 PM PDT

    •  That's a lot better than saying we're a big (3+ / 0-)

      steaming pile of star-poo.
      Thanks for the heads-up. I caught the initial airing but didn't dvr it.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 08:02:33 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  We Need Magic To Explain (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      BlackSheep1

      Science has become commonplace, mundane, tame.  There is nothing that sparks the imagination of the public, nothing we must figure out, nothing beautiful and spellbinding to charge the soul with its mystical energy.  Dr. Sagan gave us all a love of science.  He showed us God in science, as it were.  We need some new magic to explain.  Perhaps Dr. Tyson can show us the way.

      •  rgembry: I challenge you to say that (0+ / 0-)

        after a visit to Johnson Space Center. Or JPL.

        "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" is a proverb.

        Planetary Radio's recent interview with the chief scientist on the Voyager mission included a visit with the folks who might have invented CGI -- and yes, they did it trying to make better imagery of the spacecraft for NASA.

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 08:52:48 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site