Cosmos Viewing Party
Celebrate Science and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Mondays, beginning March 10,
7 PM, at Revolution Books
More than three decades after Carl Sagan's ground-breaking and iconic TV series, it's time once again to set sail for the stars. Join us to watch each episode of the new 13-episode series -- and discuss and question.
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY will explore how human beings discovered the laws of nature and found out what we are and where we are in the universe. This will be a voyage of discovery, an exciting part of understanding and changing the world.
People look at what religion calls 'the heavens.' They look at the stars, the galaxies. They can see a small part of the vastness of the universe, and they can imagine the greater vastness of the universe. Or they can look on a small scale, look with a microscope and see a small microbe or whatever, and be amazed by what goes on internally within that. They can ponder the relation between what you can see with a microscope and what you can see with a telescope. This is an essential quality of human beings. Human beings will always strive for this. Far from trying to suppress this, or failing to recognize it, we can and should and will give much fuller expression to it.
Communism will not put an end to -- nor somehow involve the suppression of -- awe and wonder, the imagination, and "the need to be amazed." On the contrary, it will give much greater, and increasing scope to this. It will give flight on a much grander scale to the imagination, in dialectical relation with -- and in an overall sense as a part of -- a systematic and comprehensive scientific outlook and method for comprehending and transforming reality.
Chairman of the Revolutionary
Communist Party, USA