This may be a shock to some of you, but Fox is bringing the new Cosmos show to your TV set this weekend, on Sunday, 09 March. You can read about it here: Cosmos: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY.
The reason we know it’s going to be good is because the Discovery Institute already hates it. They’ve just posted Discovery Institute Scholars Predict that, as a Vehicle for Materialism, the New Cosmos Will Be as Screechy as Sagan’s Original. They say, with bold font added by us:
For atheists and materialists, the popular 1980 documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Journey with Carl Sagan has canonical status. Fox TV will retool the concept starting this Sunday night with the first episode of the 13-part Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
Oh, how horrible that Carl Sagan was! His show only appealed to “atheists and materialists,” not to really intelligent people like the Discoveroids. Their rant further informs us:
The series pilot centers on the animated story of Giordano Bruno, a 16th-century friar burned as a heretic, adopted as a martyr by modern critics of religion.
We all know about Giordano Bruno. Wikipedia says:
His cosmological theories went beyond the Copernican model: while supporting its heliocentrism, he also correctly proposed that the Sun was just another star moving in space, and claimed as well that the universe contained an infinite number of inhabited worlds populated by other intelligent beings.
Obviously a madman. The Discoveroids scoff that he’s been “adopted as a martyr by modern critics of religion.” They can’t imagine why anyone would do such a thing. Perhaps it’s because Bruno was put to the torch by the Inquisition in 1600, which served as a lesson to Galileo, who — when arrested by the Inquisition — wisely recanted his heretical findings that the Earth orbited the Sun. Galileo was nevertheless found guilty of heresy, but was allowed to live, albeit under house arrest, for the remaining few years of his life. Let’s read on from the Discoveroids’ warning about the new Cosmos series:
Discovery Institute senior fellow Dr. Jay W. Richards commented that:
[They quote Richards, and it's probably an accurate quote:] Using Giordano Bruno, who wasn’t a scientist, as evidence of an attack on science is absurd. It’s right up there with the flat earth myth. While the new Cosmos will no doubt be visually stunning it promises to be at least as screechy as the original.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! To impress us, the Discoveroids mention that Richards is a co-author with Guillermo Gonzalez, or “Gonzo” as we call him, of the classic creationist book, The Privileged Planet, a “fine tuning” argument applied to Earth. If a scientific genius like Richards doesn’t recommend the new Cosmos series, then that’s all we need to know. The Discoveroids’ article continues:
The new Cosmos emphasizes host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s disciple-like relationship to Carl Sagan.
Then the Discoveroids quote something by Stephen Meyer, which we’ll ignore, and that’s all they have to say. But it’s enough. We’re convinced. We plan to watch the new show — every episode — and we’ll be looking forward to the Discoveroids’ squeals of agony after each one.
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