Neil deGrasse Tyson
Cosmos airs Sundays at 9/8c.
Cosmos is Here.
'The man who performs the experiment should swing the science.' – Ned 'Neil deGrasse Tyson' Stark
Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS
Neil recalls a meeting he had with Carl Sagan at Cornell. http://pennyfornasa.tumblr.com/post/79123316116/for-neil-tyson-with-all-good-wishes-to-a-future
"I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides." [Carl Sagan, 1996 in his article In the Valley of the Shadow Parade Magazine]
Watching Cosmos tonight brought back some awesome memories! :)
This tiny segment gave me shivers.
No, you got weepy at the end of a science show. I just had some cosmic dust in my eye.