Liveblogging ‘Cosmos’: Episode 1

We’re liveblogging the premiere of “Cosmos” tonight! Scroll down and join us!



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‘Cosmos,’ a TV Series About Science Brought to You By Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Premieres Tonight

Science junkies meet couch potatoes for a TV spectacle both should enjoy. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a new, 13-episode documentary series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson that kicks off tonight at 9:00p (ET) on Fox, National Geographic, and eight other cable networks. It will also be be shown in more than 175 countries across the globe, says the L.A. Times.

The paper has an interview with executive producer Seth MacFarlane, who implies that he helped fund the project.

I was crossing paths with [Tyson] … and I always thought to myself, I have a connection there to the scientific community and things are going well financially and I wanted to see what I could do to throw some of this extra money around in a positive way. Science is, in many ways, more and more underfunded. I was thinking in terms of research projects, I asked him if there were any research projects that need funding in any field of science.

Tyson mentioned it would be wonderful to do a remake of Carl Sagan‘s famous TV series from the 1980s, Fox TV signed on after MacFarlane brought the idea to them, and here we are.



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Why Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark Theme Park, is Bad for the Economy

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Answers in Genesis’ Noah’s Ark Theme Park will be bad for the economy, no matter what Ken Ham says:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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He Did Not Just Say That, Did He…?

Creationist Ken Ham wants to make sure you don’t see the movie Noah because — *gasp* — it’s not biblically accurate. In an interview, he explained his fear and gave the greatest sound bite ever:



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The One-Pixel Moon

I scrolled through the entire thing and it was totally worth it:

Mercury and Jupiter blew my mind away when I got to them.

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