Creationists aren’t receiving the reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos very well. In a Thursday interview with the Janet Mefferd Show, creationists group Answers In Genesis said that the show, currently hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, lacks scientific balance.
The creationists accuse the show and its host of being unfair to those who deny evolution. They also say that that the show isn’t giving adequate coverage to intelligent design and young earth creationism.
Answers In Genesis representative Danny Faulkner lamented that creationists aren’t being offered airtime to share their views on how the world was created and how life began. He added that creationists and their views “aren’t even in the radar for [Cosmos]”.
He complained: “[Cosmos] wouldn’t even consider [creationists] plausible at all!”
Despite massive evidence for the theory of evolution, creationists insist that the world is only 6000 years old and that life was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days. Creationists also believe that humans descended from a single couple, Adam and Eve.
Because they believe the Cosmos hasn’t been fair in portraying the other side of evolution, creationists are demanding airtime on the hit science show, saying that program must include religion-based answers creationists offer.
Answers In Genesis was recently in the scientific spotlight for organizing a, evolution-vs-creation debate which pitted its founder Ken Ham against Bill Nye the Science Guy, who defended evolution. Many found the debate unsatisfactory.
Creationists argue that many world-renowned scientists reject the theory of evolution. One of them is Faulkner, who has a PhD in Astrophysics from Indiana University
Some scientists who are also creationists are Raymond Vahan Damadian, physician and inventor of the MRI machine, cosmologist John Rankin and psychometrician Kenneth Royal.
However, others argue against creationists that scientists do not have to be atheists to believe and understand evolution. Many scientists are Christians who also believe in evolution.
They also argue that creationists aren’t being offered “airtime” on Cosmos because their beliefs fall short of the scientific process.
Nevertheless, creationists continue to campaign for the biblical account of creation to be “equally” portrayed together with the theories of the big bang and evolution.
During recent weeks, creationists were criticized for reportedly spending $120 million dollars on constructing a huge replica of the Noah’s Ark. Many complained that the money could have been redirected by creationists to more worthwhile projects like feeding the poor or sending children to school.
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