I'm sure you've heard this already, but in recent news, the science community is making waves (or at least detecting them). That's right, the last bit of Einstein's theory of relativity was supposedly proven the other day as scientists were able to clearly recognize gravitational waves near previously determined black holes in our universe. Now, I'm not going explain the minutia of how this will affect the world (mainly because it goes over my head), but I will say this could get us a lot closer to going one step beyond on our journey toward the final frontier.
In the wake of this discovery, I do feel as though the general population deserves an informative (or simplified) explanation on how this will actually change the world of science.
So, who better to do that than our very own astrological liaison, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I'm almost positive that he would be the most excited human being by this prospect, and while he'll probably talk about the discovery at great length on his respected talk show, Star Talk, I think it's about time they begin production on a second season of the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
For those who missed watching the original run of the Cosmos: A Personal Voyage with Carl Sagan, or the recent re-visitation to the series from Tyson and none other than producer Seth McFarlane in 2014, please take this time to binge watch both seasons as they are probably the greatest achievement in modern history for explaining other worldly concepts to the general population (phew, that was a longwinded sentence).
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey was comprised of carefully orchestrated lesson plans and breathtaking animation to explain the mysterious world of science (which probably made the series extremely time consuming and expensive for the studio). Realistically, it should at least receive a Nobel Peace Prize for it's more or less philanthropic contributions to education.
The reason behind the lengthy gap between the original series and the recent run of the Cosmos (other than finding a suitable candidate for hosting) was due to the limited improvements in the field of science over that time period. The discovery of gravitational waves and the completion of Einstein's theory of relativity would seem like more than enough material to explore the possibility of another season to this globally acclaimed TV show.
Actually, the subtitle A Proof of Relativity would fit perfectly with the ongoing theme, and this season could dive deeper into the recent contributions to science and their hypothetical implications. I mean, there's nothing wrong with trying to make the world a little smarter.
I know it's a long shot, but I truly wish the studio would consider creating another brilliant season of the Cosmos. I'm certainly not the only one who feels this way, and I guarantee there would be substantial support toward the effort of continuing the series.
If you have a chance, please express your interest by sending a letter to 21st Century Fox or at least leave a request on their message boards. I wish I was able to fashion a successful petition, but it would truly take the power of the masses to see this come to fruition. Anyway, here's to the potential of persuasion and the ongoing quest for knowledge!