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'A little PC crept in': 'Rocket Boys' author Homer Hickam annoyed by politicization in 'Cosmos'
Twitchy ^ | March 10, 2014 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 03/10/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT by EveningStar

Like a lot of people, "Rocket Boys" author and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam tuned into last night's premiere of "Cosmos," a reboot of Carl Sagan's 13-part science series. Unfortunately, he wound up being disappointed. The show's rather inauspicious beginning probably didn't help:

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: carlsagan; cosmos; hickam; homerhickam; neildegrassetyson; obama; rocketboys; twitter

1 posted on 03/10/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: cripplecreek

ping


2 posted on 03/10/2014 4:05:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Homer is from coal country, he knows the value of coal.

I’m guessing he’s probably eaten a squirrel or two in his life as well.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 4:07:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

30 minutes of an anti church cartoon gave it away?


4 posted on 03/10/2014 4:07:46 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: EveningStar

Homer wrote an excellent book, which I enjoyed very much.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EveningStar

I thought it was pretty bad. Hope it gets better.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 4:10:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Homer wrote an excellent book, which I enjoyed very much.

I play senior softball with Homer and he's a flaming liberal jackass! Oh wait, maybe not the same Homer....

7 posted on 03/10/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: 2banana

Even before I figured out what the message was, I just couldn’t believe they were using cartoons. And all the time they spent bashing the Church over executing some monk I never heard of. Usually the Church bashers go with the Galileo trial. I guess that wasn’t good enough because they didn’t execute him.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 4:13:17 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: EveningStar
October Sky one of my favorite movies.
9 posted on 03/10/2014 4:13:34 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: EveningStar

I WAS going to watch it.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 4:13:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Good movie too


11 posted on 03/10/2014 4:14:01 PM PDT by Cannon6
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To: NoLibZone

Didn’t miss much. A rudimentary tour of where the Earth is in the universe, paying homage to Carl Sagan, an over-the-top anti-church cartoon, and a whole bunch of commercials. It was a confusing mess.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 4:22:36 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: EveningStar

The last Cosmos ran during the last part of Carter’s run...

Wow obama is really like a re-run of carter


13 posted on 03/10/2014 4:27:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Cannon6

“Good movie too”

IMO, the book was better. But I have an artist’s active imagination. I could see the scenes in my head.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 4:31:11 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NoLibZone
I WAS going to watch it.

I was also, it's why I recorded it.

Time to free up an hour on the DVR...

15 posted on 03/10/2014 4:32:11 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: 2banana

“30 minutes of an anti church cartoon gave it away?”

Exactly - that’s the point where I turned it off.
You can state a point and place it historical context, without blasting an entire faith. These PC clowns chose purposely to smear an entire religion, as well as the wider Christian faith.
I’m waiting to see how they will work in the whole environmental/global warming/man-bad-Gaia-good angle.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 4:40:12 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Kirkwood

Watching a good one about asteroids on the Science channel now.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 4:43:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mkleesma

Bruno’s issues extended well past his astronomy. He lived during a time of orthodoxy and espoused a pantheistic theology. The cartoonish cartoon didn’t portray the trial well at all.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Kirkwood

It reeked — so much so I have no desire to tune it again.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 4:51:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar

Homer said the new Cosmos was NOT Prodigenous.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 4:53:22 PM PDT by almcbean
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To: colorado tanker

Funny how they manage to overlook that the earliest incarnation of the big bang theory came from Monsignor Georges Lemaître.

Instead they attribute it to Edwin Hubble. Not to take anything away from Hubble but he didn’t originate the theory.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 4:53:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar
Could've made more space for actual science. instead had 15 minutes of a cartoon of a middle ages guy that thought the earth wasn't the center of the universe and the Church of that tome killed him for saying so.

Could've just mentioned his name, said he was executed by the Church for thinking of the Universe as infinite and gone on. I doubt they will go on for 15 minutes about scientists who helped the Nazi's murder 11 million people...
22 posted on 03/10/2014 5:03:43 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: EveningStar

Who’s that androgynous physicist and his recent stuff? Brian Cox. It’s a lot better.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: EveningStar
Here's last night episode...free to watch from FOX
24 posted on 03/10/2014 5:28:32 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: EveningStar

When I saw they were bringing back Cosmos I knew it would be the “New and Improved” politically-correct, anthropomorphic Global Warming promoter crap, with Obama no less introducing it.

Way back when, my love for science had me waiting all week to watch Cosmos.

Still, even if it was non-political, what’s the point?

Back when it aired, we didn’t have all the science channels that abound now: History, Animal Planet, National Geographic (and subsidiaries), Science Channel, Discovery, Smithsonian, etc., etc.

Nope. Not gonna watch the new Cosmos.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:24 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

You can watch it...just throw a pillow at the bad parts or turn down the volume.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 5:37:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christophers/2014/03/cosmos-may-get-science-right-but-it-gets-church-history-wrong/


27 posted on 03/10/2014 5:42:01 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: 2banana

Wasn’t that cartoon something? I wanted to scream.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: EveningStar

The husband wanted to watch this. I tried for a few minutes. I thought it was awful. Lots of special effects to appeal to “Star Wars” fans, I suppose. I started reading and only half watched most of it.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 6:32:40 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: mkleesma

You can state a point and place it historical context, without blasting an entire faith. These PC clowns chose purposely to smear an entire religion, as well as the wider Christian faith.

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Yes you can state a point and place it in historical context. But your approach would be an honest one. For these leftists it’s all part of the assault on religion and Western civilization.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 6:38:17 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: EveningStar

I found “How the Universe Works”, narrated by Mike Rowe from a few years ago, to be a wondeful (and relaxing) presentation.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 11:31:42 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: colorado tanker

Didn’t see it. Do you know which monk they were talking about?


32 posted on 03/11/2014 5:31:20 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
Giordana Bruno. Ever hear of him?

According to this their facts may not have been accurate, including that he was not a scientist. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-big-problem-with-the-cosmos-premiere-2014-3

33 posted on 03/11/2014 1:27:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Yah. I’ve heard of the guy. He was probably more of a mystic than a scientist as we understand the term. His ideas about the size of the universe and its composition came to him in dreams, not by means of observations and deduction from them.

He was executed for heresy, including denial of the divinity of Christ, denial of the Trinity, and denial of the virginity of Mary. These notions would get you killed at the time just about anywhere in Europe.

His notions about the universe, which turned out to be to some extent in line with what was eventually discovered by science, played little if any role in his execution.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 2:34:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

I’m hoping the next episode will be better, now that they’ve taken their obligatory leftie swipe at the Church.


35 posted on 03/11/2014 2:46:32 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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