I agree, this is a great show - I’m not sure I like Season 2’s narrator as he has an annoying metrosexual lisp, whereas Season 1 had a more nonchalant narrator with an almost wryly humorous delivery sometimes. I did find this piece to be almost poetic, however.
Of all things astronomical, I have always found galaxies to be the most intriguing, and this article really appeals to my imagination. I hope in my lifetime we learn why in spite of our apparently tiny supermassive black hole, and lower luminousity and visible diameter, the Milky Way still appears to be more massive than Andromeda. Dark Matter just doesn’t feel “right.” It feels like a construct to fit an observed set of circumstances with no evidence to support it. (I know, gravitational lensing, but I still think Dark Matter is something less exotic and simpler than scientists imply.)
This is really fascinating stuff.
I have one pet peeve. Scientist would do well to stay to their sphere of knowledge, e.g.:
“Perhaps all that we can look to for real solace is our endless capacity to ask questions and seek answers about the place we find ourselves in.”
That may be it for a positivist or an adherent to scientism; but it is an error to limit all knowledge to the sphere of science, just as it would be to limit it to theology, or philosophy..