Cosmos series promotes naturalism by distorting the history of science


Casey Luskin posted this in The Blaze. (H/T Nancy Pearcey tweet)


The host is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who believes “God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.” Executive producers include comedian Seth MacFarlane, who expresses his desire to be “vocal about the advancement of knowledge over faith,” and Star Trek writer Brannon Braga, who says “religion sucks” and admits he “longs for” the day when “religion is vanquished.”

With Tyson himself admitting we must view “‘Cosmos’ not as a documentary about science,” the series barely hides its ambitions to bring Sagan’s materialistic views to a new generation.

[…]But have its creators pushed the agenda too far? “Cosmos” faced sharp criticism—from leading evolutionists—for inventing stories about religious persecution of scientists while whitewashing religion’s positive historical influence on science.

The first episode portrayed the 16th century scientist Giordano Bruno being burned at the stake by Catholic priests for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun. The problem?…

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4 thoughts on “Cosmos series promotes naturalism by distorting the history of science

  1. I wouldn’t put it past the God-deniers to burn deists at the stake when and if they have the power to abuse. But unlike the Christian churches they would never have the grace or wisdom to apologise for their arrogance, ignorance and intolerance, even when they accept they can never adequately explain Aristotle’s prime mover (ὃ οὐ κινούμενον κινεῖ).

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