… that some didn’t have a clear idea why. Indeed, some have been making excuses like this one at Science 2.0: ratings don’t matter because it’ll be important in twenty years:
This is a TV show which will be more appreciated in ten to twenty years than it is now. … The three big reasons are that 1/2 of the people are at any time on the slower side of the curve. There exist some quality we call intelligence and half of the people are below average by definition. Furthermore, at any time most people are simply trying to survive and don’t want to think about cosmology. Last for the same old reasons as in the past, in today’s America, hearing this content from an African American is just too much for some people. It does not fit the racial profile. Society is evolving and will get beyond that eventually. We are not there yet.
No. Cosmos II never achieved the cultural importance of Cosmos for two basic reasons:
1. It’s just not the cultural event Cosmos was. In an era where we haven’t been to the moon in 40 years, anyone can just speculate about the cosmos. No one is expected to suit up and go into space. And as long as their ramblings support the correct causes, it’s all contradictory but fine.*
2. Much of the program is a shopping list of secular atheist causes, of little interest to people who expected to hear about new findings on the cosmos.
Currently, the remake is safely headed for the captive audience of the compulsory school system.
*See The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (cosmology) for how that happened.
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