Some Creationists Are Criticizing Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ for Taking a Pro-Evolution Stance

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' has been accused by creationists of having an evolutionary bias. IMAGE: PATRICK ECCELSINE/FOX
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ has been accused by creationists of having an evolutionary bias.
IMAGE: PATRICK ECCELSINE/FOX

Creationists are up in arms about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s science documentary television series, because they say the show does not present their beliefs alongside evolutionary theories.

Danny Faulkner, an astronomer who works with Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry and its Kentucky-based Creation Museum, spoke out against the program Thursday on The Janet Mefferd Show. He took issue with many aspects of Cosmos‘ first two episodes, including its positive stance on biogenesis and its assertion that the universe is billions of years old.

“Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them,” Faulker said on the faith-based talk show. “They wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all.”

Cosmos has already been under fire from creationists for its stance on evolution, climate change and the Big Bang theory, but Tyson told CNN earlier this month that he believes the media should no longer give equal airtime to those who deny climate change and evolution in an effort to balance coverage.

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Source: Mashable | MELISSA GOLDIN

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