Every week there is one issue in each episode of Cosmos which causes fundamental Christians to be at odds with the show and that is evolution. So this means they basically are upset with most parts of every single episode. Why do they continue to watch? Scientists are going to write about what they know and this is due to the fact that scientists realize that science cannot be shown on television correctly if the facts of evolution are incorrect or ignored. However week after week creationists constantly criticize the job that Neil deGrasse Tyson and his group of writers do, constantly saying they are hypothetical and deceptive.
Creationists want viewers to think that Tyson and the Cosmos staff are feeding them a line of evil lies which is what they believe evolution is. Something that was made up in the minds of men who wanted to spread the belief of atheism, stop any thought of God and even some Creationists go to the extreme to push on viewers that the show wants to entice beliefs of Satanism.
They also have started calling evolutionary biologists by terms such as “evolutionists.” This word is not even used in the scientific world, only in the creationist arena in an attempt to humiliate and try to embarrass science as if it were a lowly religion. Basically something just like they want to sell the audience on, which is extremely ironic and almost sad.
The episode that has caused so much outrage lately was the one entitled; The Electric Boy, and it was about the scientist Michael Faraday. His studies over electricity helped to lead to some of the largest findings and creations in mankind’s history. The inventions ranged from the discovery of electromagnetic waves that surround just about everything up to electric motors.
So how could creationists ever be upset with Tyson talking about electricity? Well they are because Neil had the nerve to comment on Faraday’s findings in which he explained about how Faraday discovered birds were able to circumnavigate around the world by using the Earth’s electromagnetic waves, and that their brains were evolutionarily made for such a chore.
What Tyson explained in this episode is not even considered controversial. In fact it would be next to impossible to find any scientists who would even waste their time debating Tyson’s bird information because it is so well understood and known to be fact.
However if they acknowledged the truth (the irony of all ironies), it would completely obliterate the very base of creationism itself, which is the foundation misinformation. Creationists are making their own weekly controversy over Cosmos and Tyson. If they want people to stop watching the program and to quit writing news articles such as this one, then they need to stop drawing attention to the show by making such a major fuss over their beliefs. They have a right to them but no one is forcing anybody to watch Cosmos. All the attention is just making people who do not know anything about the program become interested in watching it and when they do, they will become hooked
Of all things, creationists should have especially got a thrill from this episode. It actually featured two very prominent scientists, Faraday and James Maxwell, who were both extremely religious in their Christian faith. In fact Faraday’s beliefs were strongly spoken of although the show received complaints that Maxwell’s faith was ignored but this happened because it just was not important to his personal story.
Tyson never once put down either of their religious faiths and only showed that the two men have great lives and did wonderfully important things Faraday’s legacy will be with everyone forever in his innovations and through his annual lecture series which began back in 1855. They are known as the Christmas Lectures in Great Britain at the Royal Institute.
However the fundamentalists thought the feature about these lectures was just belligerent as the statement that birds have evolved to what they are today was. They stated that they saw the fervent creationist Christian Michael Faraday featured, but having to be followed by a carnival of evolutionists such Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough, Julian Huxley, Robert Stawell Ball, David Attenborough and Desmond Morris who says that instead of focusing on how the Bible worries so much on how suffering came upon innocent humans in the first place, the world needs to instead realize that God sure be one monstrous designer to have let happen what he did to Adam and Eve and then in turn to all the rest of humankind.
Fundy Creationists also attacked their chief punching bag and major enemy number one, Richard Dawkins. Anyone who has taken the time to watch one of Professor Dawkins’ remarkable lectures knows he never attacks or disgraces religion. He does not have to because the amazing wonders of science speak for themselves.
Creationists are distraught because Cosmos does not waste time on them. Cosmos will not be a party to spreading fake scientific non-sense that is backed only by Bible verses. Once again the scientific community and viewers who believe in such are left to deal with irate creationist who shake their heads and tell them they will be praying for the latter. All the former can do is attempt to share scientific evidence and founded scientific discoveries with that world. Of course they will most likely be told they, along with Mr. Tyson are on the Highway to Hell but in the end science will come out on top. This is because open eyed confirmation has always shown to matter more than blind faith.
Each and every Sunday night there is that one issue in each episode of Cosmos which causes fundamental Christians to go into a dither and that subject is evolution. So this means they basically always hate most parts of every single show.
By Kimberly Ruble