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Author Topic:   Cosmos with Neil DeGrass Tyson
New Cat's Eye
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Message 23 of 206 (721796)
03-12-2014 10:51 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by Taq
03-11-2014 5:16 PM


Re: Not a NDGT Fan
I can't put my finger on it, but I can't stand watching Tyson present science.
Based on just watching Cosmos? Have you ever watched a recording of one of his lectures?
In Cosmos, he seems to be lacking a certain genuine-ness. Like, he's being over-directed or something. Or if not, then he's just trying too hard. It'd be better if he came off more natural. Like when he's not "on TV".

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Message 26 of 206 (721816)
03-12-2014 11:47 AM
Reply to: Message 25 by Taq
03-12-2014 11:32 AM


Re: Not a NDGT Fan
I am just commenting on his voice, more than anything. It's nasal, and has this condescending undertone that I can't exactly put my finger on.
I get the nasaly part, but the condescending undertone? I don't get that at all.

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Message 29 of 206 (721833)
03-12-2014 1:09 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by NoNukes
03-12-2014 12:55 PM


Re: Not a NDGT Fan
Condescension is sometimes an appropriate tone and I've seen NDT in situations where he expresses his lack of patience with nonsense.
Oh, yeah, for sure. I've seen his condescending tone:
On the other hand, Cosmos would be an inappropriate place for such an attitude, and I personally did not detect anything like that in his voice. I think that means that I have no idea what Taq is talking about.
Yeah, that's what I was getting at. But he's explained himself in Message 28. Its doesn't seem to be anything in particular in this show, its just a feeling he gets from the guy. Fair enough.

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Message 40 of 206 (721910)
03-13-2014 11:49 AM
Reply to: Message 38 by Percy
03-13-2014 11:16 AM


Re: Poor Job
When I watch science programs on TV I'm mainly interested in something well explained so that I can improve my own explanations.
Don't you think that'd be too advanced to get the kind of ratings that they need for this show?

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Message 48 of 206 (721981)
03-14-2014 11:04 AM
Reply to: Message 47 by Taq
03-14-2014 10:56 AM


Re: Great Job
Then don't watch it alone. Find a kid somewhere, anywhere. Watch their brains churn. And be ready to answer questions.
"Well, it wasn't an explosion like a bomb or anything, but it was kinda like that, yeah. Cool pictures." Be infectious.
You are trying to land me in jail!! I think I will leave the kids with their parents.

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Message 87 of 206 (722707)
03-24-2014 12:04 PM
Reply to: Message 86 by Diomedes
03-24-2014 11:57 AM


Re: More whining from the pseudos
I am sure it was just a slip of the tongue,
Can't be, it's scripted and directed.

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Message 104 of 206 (723489)
04-02-2014 2:13 PM
Reply to: Message 103 by RAZD
04-02-2014 2:03 PM


Re: Episode 4
And I wish they had balanced Bruno with Ibn al Haytham - The First Scientist
Oh man, we've got some members who could benefit from taking his advice:
quote:
A devout Muslim, Ibn al-Haitham believed that human beings are flawed and only God is perfect. To discover the truth about nature, Ibn a-Haitham reasoned, one had to eliminate human opinion and allow the universe to speak for itself through physical experiments.
"The seeker after truth is not one who studies the writings of the ancients and, following his natural disposition, puts his trust in them," the first scientist wrote, "but rather the one who suspects his faith in them and questions what he gathers from them, the one who submits to argument and demonstration."

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