You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Creationists want time on deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'

National Geographic's new series, "Cosmos: A Space Odyssey," reportedly made television history as the largest global rollout of a TV series ever.

According to National Geographic, the show aired on 220 channels in 181 countries and 45 different languages. 

But some creationists believe the show lacks balance because it doesn't offer equal airtime to religious fundamentalists. 

"Do they ever give a creationist any time?"

"Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all." (Via The Janet Mefferd Show)

>> Read more trending stories

That was Danny Faulkner of creationist group Answers in Genesis, and he argues that creationists deserve time on the new show. (Via YouTube / Creation Training Initiative)

Answers in Genesis is the same group that help put together the creationist versus evolution debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye the Science Guy. 

But it seems Neil deGrasse Tyson has addressed this issue more than once already. Before the show aired he said this on CNN:

"You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers ... the good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it."

He also appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where he addressed Creationism again:  

"If you don’t know science in the 21st century, just move back to the cave because that’s where we’re going to leave you as we move forward."

Despite the criticism, the show seems to be a success. According to Deadline, the premiere drew 5.8 million viewers and is expecting even higher ratings in the future. 

"Cosmos: A Space Odyssey" is a reboot of the 1980 television series "Cosmos," hosted by the late Carl Sagan.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss
Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Heavy metal fans in Finland decided to rock ’n’ roll all night and honor the band Kiss. >> Read more trending news Fans placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city of Helsinki to honor the hard-rock group, Yahoo reported. State-owned railway operator VR invited four fans of the band to paint black-and-white Kiss masks...
Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland
Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland

A group of young ballerinas from a Chicago dance troupe received a thrill of a lifetime when they appeared on Steve Harvey’s talk show Friday, the Huffington Post reported. >> Read more trending news The ballerinas from the Mayfair Performance Company on Chicago’s south side were surprised and delighted when Harvey introduced...
Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Ciara welcome baby girl
Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Ciara welcome baby girl

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, pop singer Ciara, welcomed their daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, who was born Friday night, ESPN reported. >> Read more trending news Sienna weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, according to Ciara’s Instagram post. It's the couple's first child together, CNN reported. They...
This ‘Hunger Games’ exhibit is SO worth the drive
This ‘Hunger Games’ exhibit is SO worth the drive

If you were looking for an excuse for a mini-getaway that’s less than 3 hours away, your moment has come. “Hunger Games: The Exhibition” is on display now at The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky through September 10, 2017. Louisville is about 2.5 hours from Dayton’s center, so it can easily be a day or weekend...
Comedian Bill Cosby reveals he is totally blind
Comedian Bill Cosby reveals he is totally blind

Comedian Bill Cosby said he is completely blind, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news In his first interview in two years, Cosby told the National Newspaper Publishers Association news service that he woke up one morning two years ago and told his wife, Camille, “I can't see.” Cosby was later told by doctors that...
More Stories