Absolutely Absurd: Creationist Demands Airtime on ‘Cosmos’ to Offer Balance Against Science

Neil-deGrasse-Tyson-shockedLet me just go ahead and get this disclaimer out of the way – this article is not satire.  I know, when reading that headline someone might really think that it’s something from The Onion or even one of our satire pieces.  But sadly, this is a true story.

Danny Faulkner of Answers In Genesis and the Creation Museum apparently believes that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s relaunch of Cosmos is essentially worthless… because it doesn’t feature a creationist counter argument.

I don’t blame you if your head just exploded.

Faulkner said, “Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all.”  That’s because your ridiculous beliefs aren’t plausible at all! 

Following that “brilliant” claim they went on to say how there are “quite a few scientists” who deny the theory of evolution.  Really?  Just because you can find an extremely small percentage of scientists who doubt the theory, that doesn’t mean that they’re at all credible.

The theory of evolution is accepted by 97% of scientists.

So, sure, you can find a “decent number” of people to say that evolution isn’t real.  Assume that we find 500,000 scientists, and 3% of those didn’t believe in evolution.  That’s 15,000 scientists.  Sounds like a lot, right?  But not when you consider that just 3% of scientists doubt the theory of evolution.

There aren’t always “two sides to every story” just because someone doesn’t agree with something.  Especially when 97% of scientists (you know, some of the smartest people on the planet) agree that something is fact after analyzing all the evidence and facts.

And let’s not ignore the point that Cosmos is a science show.  It’s supported by investors and advertisers.  It doesn’t have to “show balance.”  Especially when that “balance” is being sought by people who don’t believe in science.  

That’s what these people seem unable to grasp.  Creationism is not science.  There are certain parameters that must be met for something to be “scientifically viable” and creationism doesn’t meet any of those.  Saying, “Well, the Bible says…” is not scientific in any way.  The Bible is not a damn science book.

It’s absurd that these people continue to try to insist that proven scientific information, that’s accepted by the vast majority of scientists, should be discussed in the same context as people who offer zero scientific backing for anything they believe.  Then the only “evidence” they have is a book that essentially has absolutely no proof for anything that’s written inside.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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