Did My Heroes Take A Little Dramatic License?

The clip below is from the “Who Speaks For The Earth” finale to the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series (and was later restated, essentially unchanged, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the “Unafraid of the Dark” finale for the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series). For reasons to numerous and personal to go into, I’ve always thought of it as being among the most profound statements I’ve ever heard. Well, leave it to my son, the ancient history nut, to point out a few “errors” in that segment…

The Monk & The Monkey

Okay, it’s Sunday and in a bit of a “philosophizing” mood. And while I’m working on more serious “Sunday Sermon” for my “Major Rants” volume, I’d like to start the day with by re-blogging this beautiful video my friend Cool Berman included in his The Monk & The Monkey post: A determined young boy, Ragu,…