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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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AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:35 PM
3 moms liked this
"This show only offers facts, why doesn't it recognize my beliefs for which I have no real evidence? Waaaaa".
12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:49 PM

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/01/31/why-cant-disney-and-nickelodeon-push-gay-agenda

Muslim organization CAIR often demands shows not represent Muslims in any type of negative way.  I highly doubt Tyson will reference Islam as being anti-science.  Which considering in the UK Muslims are forcing public schools to teach creationism along with demanding universities allow Muslim medical students to sit out on any teachings that go against Islam.  

Quoting autodidact:

link? 

Quoting 12hellokitty:

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



sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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Quoting tanyainmizzou:

eh

 

no different than other groups demanding more representation on tv

 Nope, not the same.

have any atheists or other groups DEMAND to be put on the 700 club to refute it?

no

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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'"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.'


So many scientists, huh? Name them. Better yet, starta show where those scientists are in charge of what is shown. That way, we don't have to lie on national t.v.and claim that there is a scientific debate about creationism when no debate exists. At all. By any scientist that uses the scientific method. Really.
autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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not really what you were talking about. 

Quoting 12hellokitty:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/01/31/why-cant-disney-and-nickelodeon-push-gay-agenda

Muslim organization CAIR often demands shows not represent Muslims in any type of negative way.  I highly doubt Tyson will reference Islam as being anti-science.  Which considering in the UK Muslims are forcing public schools to teach creationism along with demanding universities allow Muslim medical students to sit out on any teachings that go against Islam.  

Quoting autodidact:

link? 

Quoting 12hellokitty:

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




sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

 I don't think you understand what you posted

Quoting 12hellokitty:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/01/31/why-cant-disney-and-nickelodeon-push-gay-agenda

Muslim organization CAIR often demands shows not represent Muslims in any type of negative way.  I highly doubt Tyson will reference Islam as being anti-science.  Which considering in the UK Muslims are forcing public schools to teach creationism along with demanding universities allow Muslim medical students to sit out on any teachings that go against Islam.  

Quoting autodidact:

link? 

Quoting 12hellokitty:

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

 

 

 

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM
13 moms liked this

Did kitty seriously deflect from the topic at hand to GlLBt and Muslims? Give her the prize for the most desperate religious person on CM.

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM
2 moms liked this
So it's only bad if Muslims do it? Or because Muslims do it too in other countries, no one in America can complain when fundamental Christians try to push science into the background in favor of superstition?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/01/31/why-cant-disney-and-nickelodeon-push-gay-agenda

Muslim organization CAIR often demands shows not represent Muslims in any type of negative way.  I highly doubt Tyson will reference Islam as being anti-science.  Which considering in the UK Muslims are forcing public schools to teach creationism along with demanding universities allow Muslim medical students to sit out on any teachings that go against Islam.  

Quoting autodidact:

link? 

Quoting 12hellokitty:

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

Jenniy
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
I read this and all I hear is "wah wah wah wah". It's science!
mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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Oh for fucks sake when will these idiots understand that their theory is not science based and has nothing to do with the cosmos.

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