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Cosmos A Space Time Odyssey - Some of the Things That Molecules Do Season 1 Full Episode 2
published 5 year ago
As Aired By National Geographic Channel on 16 March 2014
The episode covers several facets of the origin of life and evolution. Tyson describes both artificial selection via selective breeding, using the example of mankind’s domestication of wolves into dogs, and natural selection that created species like polar bears. Tyson uses the Ship of the Imagination to show how DNA, genes, and mutation work, and how these led to the diversity of species as represented by the Tree of life, including how complex organs such as the eye came about as a common element.
Tyson describes extinction of species and the five great extinction events that wiped out numerous species on Earth, while some species, such as the tardigrade, were able to survive and continue life. Tyson speculates on the possibility of life on other planets, such as Saturn’s moon, Titan, as well as how abiogenesis may have originated life on Earth. The episode concludes with an animation from the original Cosmos showing the evolution of life from a single cell to mankind today.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series. The show is a follow-up to the
1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on the Public Broadcasting Service and
is considered a milestone for scientific documentaries. This series was developed to bring back the foundation of science to
network television at the height of other scientific-based television series and films. The show is presented by astrophysicist
Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was inspired by Sagan as a young college student. Among the executive producers are Seth MacFarlane,
whose clout and financial investment was instrumental in bringing the show to broadcast television, and Ann Druyan,
Sagan’s widow and a co-creator of the original series.The series loosely follows the same thirteen-episode format and
storytelling approach that the original Cosmos used, including elements such as the "Ship of the Imagination", but features
information updated since the 1980 series along with extensive computer-generated graphics and animation footage augmenting
the narration. The show is produced by Brannon Braga, and Alan Silvestri provides the backing score.
The series premiered on March 9, 2014, simultaneously in the US across ten 21st Century Fox networks.
The remainder of the series will air on Fox, with the National Geographic Channel rebroadcasting the episodes the next night
with extra content. The series has been rebroadcast internationally in dozens of other countries by local National Geographic and Fox stations.
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