To make a long story short: a bunch of uneducated, (probably Right wing), definitely Christian nut jobs are having a major cosmic nuclear meltdown of epic proportions over Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “refusal” to include ancient creation myths invented by Hebrews thousands of years ago in a show (Cosmos) that is there to teach science. They are pissin’ and moaning that “Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them,” and one genius level offender is whining the way only a chest-thumping, narrow-minded, idiotic Christian can, that “Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them” wuah, wuah, wuah. Whatever.
I am not interested in explaining in detail why Creationism and its followers are undiluted vomit subscribing to garbage notions, but I want to point out that I find it very sad, as well as quite disconcerting, that we live in a world in which rational people are bullied, harassed, and shamed into not only entertaining, but also acknowledging, indulging, accommodating as well as give credence to, and worst of all “respect”, the petty, harmful, idiotic fantasies and fairy tales of a bunch of grown ass adults who just cannot get over the fact that fairy-tale land is not real. That the Earth is not 6000 years old. That a woman was not made using a man’s osteopathic tissue. That there is no way that two freaking people in the form of Adam and Eve could have given rise to a viable population of any kind because even if they did fuck and had children, their children would have had to fuck each other to have more children and so on – which is not possible.
It is ridiculous that Creationists or religious people in general expect to get equal “air time” to present their garbage beliefs. As if fact-based knowledge, reason and rationality where just the opposite side of the same coin that is religion and it was totally just a matter of personal belief which side one was on.
Evolution isn’t the idea of one man (Darwin, deGrasse Tyson etc) trying to prove his ideas. Evolution is the preponderance of many scientific disciplines coming to the same conclusion. Evolution is fact. It is not a matter of personal belief or opinion. Just because we are learning more about ourselves and the universe does not mean evolution is man-made crap based on faith and conjecture, like religion.
I don’t know why NdGT – or anyone really – should feel obliged to accommodate the bullshit fairy tales of Creationists/religious people in the first place. In fact, maybe if we stopped allowing these foolish dildos to constantly interject their backwards, harmful belief into all aspects of society, we may actually get somewhere as a nation and as a peoples.
Finally, it is interesting that people who believe that a man can walk on water, come back from the dead like a zombie, be born to a virgin, heal the sick with a touch and a host of other absurd crap in the Bible, would assert that there is not enough “evidence” for evolution. That really is the height of unmitigated hypocrisy, also of cosmic proportions.