FOX Television Series Cosmos Once Again Gotten Into Strange Controversy

FOX Television Series Cosmos Once Again Gotten Into Strange Controversy

The FOX television series Cosmos has once again gotten itself into a strange scientific controversy. However this time it is not over global warming, the Big Bang or even evolution. This go-round, it is about comets. The most recent episode explained what comets are and also what they are not. Before science, stated Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson; it was believed that comets were warnings of doom over many different cultures. He also explained that the actual word disaster means “bad star” in the Greek language.

The show proceeded to show some science history and explained Edmund Halley’s life story. He was the one who figured out how comets work and the comet which now has his name comes back by the Earth about every 75 years. It came by here in 1986 and is scheduled again in 2061. Halley was the individual that encouraged Sir Isaac Newton to publish what is thought to possibly be the most important science book ever, the Principia Mathematica.

How did all this make creationists angry?  That was  due to anyone who is a young Earth creationist not only not believing in evolution; he or she also denies any type of science that even remotely suggests that anything on the Earth or anywhere else out in the universe is over 6,000 years old. This includes comets, most of which are not young.

On the most recent episode, Tyson stated that several comets arrive from the Oort Cloud, which is an extremely far off region of icy figures that lay very far outside of Pluto, yet still orbit the sun. There could be over two trillion of these ice-covered objects, and sometimes, one of them gets knocked from its regular trek and instead takes a very long travel time to the inner portion of the solar system. As that object gets closer to the sun and starts to warm, the transferal of gas and ice provides it with a tail, and if it comes near Earth, than humans may get to view a comet.

However, creationists have a big problem here NASA states that the objects in the cloud region are believed to be left over from when the solar system was first formed about 4.6 billion years ago. They are also so far away that it takes these comets extremely long periods of time to get to the inner solar system. Because of this, they have the name of “long-period comets”.

The problem should now be obvious. There is no way comets can exist that are much older than creationists think the entire age of creation to be. They think the Oort region was just imagined up by scientist to give a birthplace for comets, since they have not existed as long as astronomers say they have. Therefore the Oort area is just fiction. The big problem creationists have is the idea that comets are prehistoric and have traveled enormous distances.

Science says the Earth is old and that the Oort Cloud exists. That does not mean any creationist is going to have his or her mind changed due to Cosmos being on the airwaves. That is really sad too because the awesome, amazing and wonderful Neil deGrasse Tyson has ended up making science cool, and not just for those of us who loved the topic in the first place. He has actually made it fun for everyone in the family to watch, so too bad for creationists and their closed minds. They cannot get any type of enjoyment out of a show that is smart and really fun at the same time. They will just continue to go on wasting their lives denying reality because they feel reality has to bend to what they believe. It cannot go the other way and that is sad. That makes God very tiny and small is something that He is not.

The FOX television series Cosmos almost seems to like getting itself into all kinds of strange scientific controversies.

By Kimberly Ruble


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40 Responses to "FOX Television Series Cosmos Once Again Gotten Into Strange Controversy"

  1. Eddie   October 13, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I am one of those “Creationists” that gets deemed outrageous on a supposedly subjective and explorative show. That is why the show is controversial. It’s not about the possibilities of it’s timelines. I have been educated in religious studies through college and study my bible and believe that it is Gods word whole heartedly. I do not discredit science and do not feel that anyone has a definite answer to the universes timeline so it does not offend me. But to claim on the show, as he has, to explore everything as a possibility and then under the same breathe claim that creation is a ridiculous possibility exposes the true nature of this show…

  2. ed a   June 1, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I enjoy the series but the back ground music I too loud, it takes away from the message..

  3. John Ellis   March 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Discussions above are totaly ignorant. Religion or creationist does not exist without humanity; Both Religion and Scientific theory at the present time are being presented as finite. The term Multiverse is also being used in a Star Trek format. Universe as a coined word was originally defined as an infinite. I hereby submit that all you Cosmos fans are brainless idiots in a sea of infinite proportion.

  4. zhaphod   March 24, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    String theory is scientific controversy. Not creationists messed up ideas about our universe. Saying that Cosmos is getting itself into scientific controversy is doing science a disservice.

    • Mickey Richard (@mickskeptic)   March 24, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      My first thought after reading this article was to say exactly that.

      The real controversy should be why is anyone still paying attention to these cretinists. Oops…did I misspell “creationist”? My bad.

  5. Stan Woosley   March 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    The earth goes round the sun. Can we at least agree on that? The distance to the sun is measured with enormous precision. As the earth goes round the sun the distances to faraway stars are shifted by a small, but measurable angle. Its called parallax. The spacecraft Gaia is measuring the distances to over a billion stars by parallax. Many, many of these stars are over 6000 light years away. Obviously the universe has to live long enough for the light to get here or was the light created in transit by God or does the
    earth not go round the sun?

  6. sincitylife   March 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Religion is not about Truth…It’s all about Power over sheeple & keeping them “asleep”. Science is about discovering Truth & waking those who still are counting sheep.

  7. Phillip   March 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    This is comical in my opinion. The few ‘creationists’ that disapprove of the theory that anything is older than 6000 years, has already been proven that they’re a small majority, I respect them, but they’re reactions always are good for a chuckle.

    That said, lets let them keep barking up whatever 6000 year old tree they’re stuck on, and let some of the hard-line creationists concepts be one of the reason we seek to improve scientific exploration.


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