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    How the Universe Works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    I preferred Mike Rowe narrating in the first season, but it's still an awe inspiring series on the whole.

    The latest episode, Birth of the Earth, was amazing.


    Hundreds of billions of galaxies, each with hundreds of billions of stars. Yet the distances are so vast that the universe is almost entirely empty space, impossible distances that make it so that we have barely have the capability to explore even the minuscule neighborhood of our own solar system.

    It boggles the mind trying to contemplate the scale of the universe.


    Favorite scientists:
    Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jim Al-Khalili, Scott Atran, Lawrence Krauss, Michael Shermer
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    Caveat emptor... this is a "Popular Science" show, so while good, realize it is primariy entertainment, not peer reviewed science.


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    Peer-reviewed science is too boring for the masses.
    "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." -Calvin
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    Well, there are some actual credible scientists on this show, like Lawrence Krauss for example.


    I didn't notice anyone on the show making any outlandish claims. (I would've been online somewhere, maybe here, to b1tch about it if I had, at least as far as my own limited knowledge of the subject would allow).


    On the other hand and supporting your point, there were some issues with the overly dramatized depiction of the asteroid belt (no, it is NOT a dense boulder field as portrayed in the movies, and unfortuantely, in this show as well) and some of the vignettes (a racing track and a demolition derby as analogies for planet formation? really?).


    But all in all I would say the information content far outweighed the bad.
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