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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime with 'Cosmos'

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes | about 7 months ago


Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Travis Gettys reports that creationist Danny Falkner appeared Thursday on “The Janet Mefford Show” to complain that the Fox television series and its host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, had marginalized those with dissenting views on accepted scientific truths. “I don’t recall seeing any interviews with people – that may yet come – but it’s based upon the narration from the host and then various types of little video clips of various things, cartoons and things like that,” said Falkner of Answers In Genesis who also complained that Tyson showed life arose from simple organic compounds without mentioning that some believe that’s not possible. “I was struck in the first episode where he talked about science and how, you know, all ideas are discussed, you know, everything is up for discussion – it’s all on the table – and I thought to myself, ‘No, consideration of special creation is definitely not open for discussion, it would seem." To be fair, there aren't a ton of shows on TV specifically about creationism says William Hamby. "However, there are entire networks devoted to Christianity, and legions of preachers with all the airtime they need to denounce evolution. Oh, and there was that major movie from a few years back. And there's a giant tax-payer subsidized theme park in Kentucky. And the movie about Noah. And entire catalogs of creationist movies and textbooks you can own for the low low price of $13.92.""

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Interviews (1)

nobuddy (952985) | about 7 months ago | (#46549151)

You mean like the ones Ben Stein did on his creationist documentary? Lying to scientists, asking them leading questions, then chopping up the answers to place in response to totally different questions?

yea, fair.
http://www.scientificamerican.... []

It is about science. PERIOD (1)

Todd Palin (1402501) | about 7 months ago | (#46549411)

Cosmos is a show about science. Creationism is a religious theory, but it isn't science. Aren't there TV programs on religion for the creationists to make their case?
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