by P. David Gardner
Here we go again. It's almost as if we could actually set our watches by this.
A group of creationists, in a typical knee-jerk reaction, have become extremely upset with the science being promoted in Neil deGrasse Tyson's excellent show "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."
In what's fast becoming a continual din of disapproval, these creationists are demanding that Tyson actually give them equal time on his show to present their views as "the real truth."
According to this article in the Huffington Post, Danny Faulkner of Answers In Genesis spent a considerable amount of time on The Janet Mefford Show, a Christian webcast, complaining about the television show, explaining that he felt that though the series described scientific theories, such as evolution, it failed miserably to allow dissenting creationist viewpoints.
It is our belief that creationists have plenty of platforms to disseminate their brand of beliefs, and there is absolutely no reason for them to infect a television series that is factual and scientific in nature, intended to give the audience the truth about the creation of our universe.
But like an army of mindless ants headed for a tossed-away crumb of food, these Creationists continue to poke and prod to get their way, making inroads into areas in which they do not belong. Not just science, but education too, and in fact every aspect of modern life.
I have to agree with the image above--Scooby Doo is one of the only kid's shows that really supports reason and science.
This reminds me of Tim Minchin's "Storm," which you can listent to at this site which features an animated movie, or embedded below.
"To be scientifically literate is to empower yourself to know when someone else is full of bullshit."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson