Cosmos: Possible Worlds

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Visually stunning existential explorations dig deep.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

My only criticism of this otherwise excellent episode: It starts of quite rightly emphasizing that the hominids' ability to "tame fire" sets our species apart from all others. Yet a few minutes further into the episode the storyline tries to tell viewers that humanity's only distinguishing attribute is its desire to feel it is unique (or words to that effect). Why not return to taming fire as an indicator that human brains have allowed us to acquire energy and technology to to point where we dominate the planet as no other species ever has. Human brains are a phase change akin to the difference between ice and water.

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