Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Creationists getting their airtime after all

Recently I noted the creationist-fueled protestations against Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos. The line creationists have taken is that their views aren't being aired in Tyson's presentation of how life emerged on Earth.

A guest entry on ThinkProgress from Betsy Phillips argues exactly the opposite. Phillips' piece is cheekily entitled, "Creationism Is Not Being Ignored On 'Cosmos' — It's Actually The Focus". Having seen the second episode (not yet the third), I'd say she's right on the money. As she remarks, "Tyson is taking creationists’ claims deadly seriously, and showing all the ways they’re wrong" (emphasis mine).

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