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

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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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by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:06 PM
3 moms liked this

atheists should demand equal time in those xtain movies Banana boy keeps making. 

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:09 PM
1 mom liked this

they are demanding time on specific shows? I don't think so. 

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

eh


no different than other groups demanding more representation on tv


autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM
6 moms liked this

wonder if those shows would let a scientist on to explain evolution?

Quoting specialwingz:

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?


canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:11 PM
1 mom liked this

the airwaves are commons and everyone should have a voice there. 

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

eh


no different than other groups demanding more representation on tv


tanyainmizzou
by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:11 PM

They have.

Need more people of color on Glee according to some.

Quoting autodidact:

they are demanding time on specific shows? I don't think so. 

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

eh


no different than other groups demanding more representation on tv


MamaJess9
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:12 PM
6 moms liked this
Someone should explain to them that that's not the way TV works.

Also the universe.
specialwingz
by on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

LOL.  That'll be the day!  Don't ya just love the hypocrisy?

Quoting autodidact:

wonder if those shows would let a scientist on to explain evolution?

Quoting specialwingz:

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?


12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM

GLBT's activist demanded representation on many shows.  They basically concluded it was homophobic to not include GLBT characters or themes.  

Quoting autodidact:

they are demanding time on specific shows? I don't think so. 

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

eh


no different than other groups demanding more representation on tv


Seasidegirl
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM
4 moms liked this

What a bunch of whining babies. No one forces their way into their churches and insists that they discuss science from the pulpit. F these people, really. I am just so tired of their childishness.

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