WASHINGTON — Scholars of the history of science have discussed the merits and shortcomings of the new television series Cosmos, saying that the first episode’s discussion of Church history strayed from historical facts.
“I thought it was wonderfully done, for the most part,” said Robert Goulding, associate professor at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, who studies the history of science, humanism and magic in a March 14 interview with CNA. “However, I’m surprised by the standards of the historical segment.”
Cosmos, narrated by physicist Niel DeGrasse Tyson, is a remake of the 1980s public television show of the same name narrated by Carl Sagan.
The show focuses on the universe and...READ MORE