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Author Topic:   Cosmos with Neil DeGrass Tyson
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Message 13 of 206 (721752)
03-11-2014 11:26 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
03-11-2014 9:16 AM


Nicely done
I watched it with my 12 year old son. I thought it was very nicely done with great special effects and well presented science. My son loved it and watched transfixed for the entire hour. He hasn't done that EVER. He even made sure to set up the DVR to record them all.

As a kid who was fascinated by science at an early age, my greatest inspirations were my father (who gave me science books every birthday and Christmas), Sagan's Cosmos, In Search Of, and Star Trek.

And while NDT is no Carl Sagan, he did a fine job.

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Message 112 of 206 (723797)
04-08-2014 6:19 PM
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04-08-2014 4:08 PM


Re: Episode 5
I enjoyed this episode and is my son's favorite so far. The spectrum of light was fascinating to him, particular the last portion of the episode when they showed how the city and space look different depending on which wave lengths of light you are using.

I actually really enjoy the history. I think it's a good introduction to the evolution of science.


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Message 115 of 206 (723846)
04-09-2014 11:42 PM


Through the Wormhole
We've also been watching Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. I've been pleasantly surprised with the show and it's another hit with my 12 year old. So are the NASA shows.

I'm just so happy my kid enjoys my shows and doesn't whine for Jersey Shore... maybe I should just shut up now...


  
roxrkool
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Message 192 of 206 (725941)
05-04-2014 5:12 PM
Reply to: Message 190 by edge
05-04-2014 10:26 AM


Re: science versus mental conjuring
edge writes:

Faith writes:

And I take tectonic activity a lot more seriously than some here too.

Meaning what?

How many of my reports have you read?


I know, right? haha I'm revising the geologic model for one of my deposits and attempting to construct (deconstruct?) the tectonic history of the deposit is currently the bane of my existence.

The fact is, there are faults in the GC, but they have been obscured by gentle folding and more recent sedimentation. Evidence exists that suggests these faults (some of which appear to be major structural lineaments) have been active for millions of years. Possibly since the accretion of that particular terrane. But because they are not obviously visible to Faith's untrained eye, she feels it quite acceptable to ignore them.


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Message 196 of 206 (726000)
05-05-2014 6:00 PM
Reply to: Message 195 by Tempe 12ft Chicken
05-05-2014 4:20 PM


Re: Newest Episode
They also touched upon depositional environments.

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