Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fundamental Christians at Odds Again

Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fundamental Christians at Odds Again

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


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8 Responses to "Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fundamental Christians at Odds Again"

  1. litrehead   May 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Creation and evolution are not at odds. Christian creation and evolution are at odds. If people could just accept evolution is how God works and how creation persists it would settle a lot of debate. In addition, why would creationists worry about evolution when it is physics that killed their creationist God? First law of thermodynamics says NOTHING is created or destroyed, only energy transformed into other energy. Even cosmologists get this one wrong to say that everything came from nothing. There is always something, just different in relation (relativity?) to everything else…

  2. Sean Horton   May 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    To say that Dawkins isn’t at all belligerent requires large amounts of ignorance. It is a fact birds can use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate, but that isn’t the point of dispute. Bravo on an article full of name-calling. Fundamentalists were called that because they wished to get back to the basics of the Bible and cut away traditions that were built on top of it. Now it means whatever you want it to mean.

    “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

  3. Herman Cummings   May 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Week 1 (Creation) 4.6 Billion BC
    Week 2 (Restoration) 244 Million BC
    Week 3 (Restoration) 64 Million BC
    Week 4 (Restoration) 24 Million BC
    Week 5 (Restoration) 900,000 BC
    Week 6 (Restoration) 7,200 BC
    (Final Restoration) Future period


  4. Ken   May 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I find it hilarious how creationist want their time on Cosmos to present a “counter argument” against anything that Tyson presents. Each week has been a great show of former Scientist who have made discoveries and even admitted that they were still religious. It’s just that the scientist were not religious enough, of the wrong religion, they feel that Tyson is twisting the facts, or are the creationist upset because the scientist did not write in their work that a god (theirs) must be at work behind the scenes to make what they discovered happen? To understand what creationist think, I watched a program about Ken Ham and people like him. During the show, one of the pastors (or whatever they are called) makes the comment that if 2+2=5 was anywhere in his bible… he would believe it and accept it. Even if it was illogical, he would do his best to understand it and would not question it. This statement alone shows what type of people creationist. No matter how large the group gets, to me they are extreme fanatics who are cultist in their beliefs.

  5. doncarlin Don Haynes, Jr.   May 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Unless those seven days, taken from different weeks and time periods, were sampled from separate billion-year blocks, they are still nonsense.

  6. Herman Cummings   May 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Most of the problem is that creationism refuses to learn the truth of Genesis chapter one (Observations of Moses). Those seven days were taken from seven different weeks, and those seven weeks were taken from seven different time periods. They follow the chronological order of the moadim (feasts) of the Lord.

    Herman Cummings

    • Ken   May 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      You claim on your web site that “There is no evidence for evolution, except in the closed mind of blind academics, administrators, and scientists.” You also claim that you are the “foremost terrestrial authority on the book of Genesis.” and your view is actually the opposing view of evolution and not creationism. I see also you have not updated your current events since 2006. Which is funny because the top current event is how Christians in 2006 believed the conflict in the Middle East meant the end times is(was) near. Within your writings it would seem you are a creationist for a young Earth but then you say, as if a fact, the 6 days of creation were actually taken from 6 different weeks of 6 different time periods. I left out the 7 because that was not a day of creation according the Christian bible but a day of rest (I could be totally wrong on that).

    • Curtis   May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Your comments are hereby deemed invalid due to being one of the last people on this planet with an aol account, clearly showing your lack of tech knowledge, which no doubt stems from your general lack of knowledge of anything of a scientific nature.

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