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 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 (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.