The Gift of Knowledge: Science in Series

Please take some time to share one of the greatest gifts this holiday season: the opportunity to learn and discover. The presenters in the following films are some of our finest ambassadors of the science community, and these well-conceived series are genuinely inspirational and life-affirming.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014) is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Much of the focus is placed on the historical achievements of scientists, and how they happened upon their discoveries. The smooth voice of Neil deGrasse Tyson is soothingly authoritative. The Cosmos series is very informative and refreshingly engaging.

genius

Genius by Stephen Hawking


Genius by Stephen Hawking
(2016) is hosted by Stephen Hawking. Genius ingeniously takes the position that everyone has the capacity for genius. It follows teams of everyday people as they solve problems, which help them to answer larger questions.

Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life

Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life


Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life
(2012) is hosted by Richard Dawkins. The famous champion for reason and science approaches matters like sin, death and life’s meaning in a non-confrontational quest for answers.

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Norbert made Murfreesboro, Tenn., his home in 1997. He conceived the Living Room Cinema column in 2006, and submits them regularly to the Murfreesboro Pulse. Aside from his love of films, Norbert is also an avid photographer. He is the very proud father of two, he beats on an old guitar, and plays a dicey game of Chess at best. Like Living Room Cinema at facebook.com/livingroomcinema.

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