The world would be a better place if everybody watched Cosmos.
Carl Sagan’s epic 13 hour journey through space and time should be compulsory viewing for every citizen of the Earth. Filled with deep poetic insights, and the clearest explanations of complex scientific ideas, Sagan guides us through the cosmos with humility and awe.
Stripping us of arrogant self importance, he reveals the fragility, and seeming insignificance, of our home planet (a “pale blue dot, floating in a sunbeam”), whilst all the time celebrating our remarkable evolution, advancement and discoveries, reassuring us that “we are a way for the cosmos to know itself”.
Incapable of composing a boring sentence, Sagan is one of the greatest teachers and communicators our corner of the cosmos has ever produced. Part history of the universe, part history of humanity, all brilliant. Sit back, learn, and enjoy.