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Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson's ‘Cosmos' to provide ‘balance'

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson's ‘Cosmos' to provide ‘balance'

By Travis Gettys
Friday, March 21, 2014 14:10 EDT
Neil deGrasse Tyson via Flickr user John Roling
 
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Creationists held a pity party for themselves Thursday because "Cosmos" isn't being fair and balanced to their beliefs.

"Creationists aren't even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn't even consider us plausible at all," said Danny Falkner, of Answers In Genesis, which has previously complained about the show.

Falkner appeared Thursday on "The Janet Mefford Show" to complain the Fox television series and its host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, had marginalized those with dissenting views on accepted scientific truths, reported Right Wing Watch.

 

"I don't recall seeing any interviews with people - that may yet come - but it's based upon the narration from the host and then various types of little video clips of various things, cartoons and things like that," Falkner said.

Mefferd said the show should at least offer viewers a false compromise.

"Boy, but when you have so many scientists who simply do not accept Darwinian evolution, it seems to me that that might be something to throw in there, you know, the old, ‘some scientists say this, others disagree and think this,' but that's not even allowed," she said.

Tyson recently said science reporting should not be balanced with nonscientific claims, so that seems unlikely he would offer that sort of fallacious argument on his own show.

"You don't talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let's give equal time to the flat Earthers," Tyson told CNN. "Plus, science is not there for you to cherry pick."

Falkner complained that Tyson showed life arose from simple organic compounds without mentioning that some believe that's not possible.

"I was struck in the first episode where he talked about science and how, you know, all ideas are discussed, you know, everything is up for discussion - it's all on the table - and I thought to myself, ‘No, consideration of special creation is definitely not open for discussion, it would seem,'" Falkner said.

Listen to this audio clip posted online by Right Wing Watch:

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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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It's Science MoFo's

lga1965
by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:52 PM
That's fine. It should be very entertaining !!!
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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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Cus it's SCIENCE.

ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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Why can't they make their own show?

motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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I wouldn't watch tht show....I have enough not real shows to watch

D-Town
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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They do get equal time. It's called church. Supposedly they refute it every Sunday between 8:00 and 10:00 am.
tanyainmizzou
by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:59 PM

eh


no different than other groups demanding more representation on tv

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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specialwingz
by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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They have!  700 Club and countless other evengelical programs that are on tv every single Sunday!

Quoting ashleyrenee24:

Why can't they make their own show?


autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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WTF? lol

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