Perhaps many of you have heard about the recent controversy over the fact that Neil deGrasse Tyson refuses to allow creationists to present their extremely sound, and not at all ridiculous, system of beliefs on his recent reboot of the science show Cosmos. You know, “facts” such as how the Earth is 6,000 years old, a guy named Noah built a giant ark that housed millions of animals and the earth was created in 6, 24 hour days.
Some creationists have even demanded that Cosmos grant airtime to creationists so that they can present their scientific evidence. And by scientific evidence they mean repeating the line, “Well, there’s this book you can buy at Walmart that says…”
Well, it seems one network has heard their calls for fairness and has responded.
Comedy Central is set to offer creationists their own weekly, one-hour feature on the network, called Creationism: No, Seriously, Millions of People Actually Believe This Crap.
A spokesman for Comedy Central sent out the following press release:
After hearing the extremely compelling, and not at all ridiculous, beliefs by creationists from Answers in Genesis, we’ve decided to offer what we think is the proper platform for these extremely sane and logical individuals to present their scientific evidence.
And by scientific evidence we mean comedy in the form of delusions and probable mental instability.
While the scientific snobs over at Cosmos might not be willing to take these people seriously, we’re willing to take it a step further by giving them one hour per week to provide our audience with pure comedic gold.
We expect such creationist hits as:
- Were you there when the universe was formed? So then you don’t really know.
- Yes, we really believe humans and dinosaurs co-existed.
- It’s perfectly logical that a 500-year-old man built an ark that housed millions of animals without any apparent waste management system.
- Of course we have proof! It’s called the Bible.
- It’s perfectly acceptable for two daughters to get their father drunk, then have “relations” with him in hopes that the act will result in them becoming pregnant.
Just to name a few of the hits that we’re hoping the good folks at Answers in Genesis will provide for our audience. We just felt that after looking over what these people believe, and why, Comedy Central was the right place for them to present their arguments.
As of now we have not yet heard a response from Answers in Genesis about our offer.
I guess only time will tell if the fine folks who apparently believe our ancestors used the tyrannosaurus rex as means of transportation – and while God made the world in 144 hours he couldn’t provide Noah with an ark – will accept Comedy Central’s offer.
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