Modern Cosmology through the Media

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARP 6147 3.00

Each era of human history has had its unique manner of expressing its deepest knowledge of the world. In southern Africa beginning some 100,000 years ago, the earliest humans used cave paintings; in the Neolithic cultures and then in classical civilizations, our ancestors employed ritual and theater or else captured their cosmologies in literary masterpieces. In the 20th century, yet another mode of expression has appeared, that of electronic media, in which a number of presentations of our modern understanding of the universe now exist, including Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Jacob Bronowski's Ascent of Man, James Burke's Connections, and Brian Swimme's Journey of the Universe. David Kennard was either director or producer of these as well as five other cosmological productions, all of which, taken together, make up the central subject matter of this course. Priority to PCC students

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