If Creationists Want Time on ‘Cosmos’ to Defend Their Nonsense, Then Let’s Bring Scientists into Churches

tyson-on-cosmosSince the relaunch of Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, there’s been a nearly constant back and forth between people who believe in science and creationists who are bashing the show for not providing “their side of the scientific argument.”  A claim that’s ludicrous considering creationism is based on faith not science.

But this back and forth has just highlighted the seemingly endless debate we’ve been having within our very own public schools over the attempt by conservatives to get creationism taught alongside evolution in our science classrooms.

What it really boils down to is the fact that these people just don’t understand what science is.  It’s not a faith-based system of beliefs where people just randomly find a book without any evidence supporting its claims to form their belief system.

Science is science.  It’s countless hours of study, research and testing done by some of the brightest minds on the planet that conclude what is or isn’t scientifically viable.  If anything, scientific answers are answers born of doubt and speculation.  Unless a hypothesis survives a rigorous amount of testing and doubt to prove that it’s valid, it’s not scientifically accepted.

But if these creationists believe that their system of beliefs belongs in the classroom, I think we should bring science into church.  After all, if creationists believe that their system of beliefs should be accepted as equally as science, then doesn’t that actually turn church into a scientific system of beliefs, not faith based?

And if these creationists want a place on Cosmos to defend their “scientific argument,” then I think it’s time we bring scientists into church.

After all, isn’t that only fair?

If they want a fair plane on which to present their supposed “science” (though it has zero scientific evidence to support anything) then I say let’s bring scientists into our churches.  But I get the feeling that these conservative evangelicals sure as hell wouldn’t allow that.

Then again, they don’t deserve a place on Cosmos because creationism isn’t science! Just like science isn’t faith, faith isn’t science.  Cosmos is a show based on scientific evidence that’s scientifically sound.  Creationism isn’t based on anything but a book that has absolutely zero scientific evidence to support it.

But the truth of the matter is, creationists are simply too ignorant to understand what science is.

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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