Great read from Rachel Edidin about how Cosmos is not about “us” and “them”, not about elitism and cynical ignorance, but about experiencing discovery together.
And so, above all, Cosmos is an invitation: to wonder, to explore, to ask, and to discover. It’s an outstretched hand, welcoming watchers to a universe extending beyond the outer limits of their own experience and knowledge.
Cosmos isn’t about berating people for their ignorance; it’s about offering them something worth learning, and the means to reach it. It was never an argument. It set out to share, not to convince.
Carl would approve, I think.