Cosmos Squashes Creationism Under the Weight of Evidence
Episode two of Cosmos, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson aired this week and Tyson, towards the end of the program made one of the best statements that one can hope sank into the minds of young and old viewers alike, and most importantly, creationists. Tyson proclaimed there is no shame in admitting you do not know something and that the real shame is pretending to know everything.
Just as we saw Ken Ham do when debating evolution against Bill Nye, Ham was able to claim that he knew everything that Nye honestly claimed he did not know by simply saying "Bill, I do know how X happened, it's all explained in this book," referencing the Bible. Ham is shameful in the fact that he cannot admit what he does not know, he would rather go on pretending to know things he does not know, the definition of faith.
Ham went as far as to claim he believes in his views so strongly, nothing can change his mind. The sure sign of someone who believes to know things they do not know and does not care about finding the truth, only sticking to what they want to believe.
During this week's episode, Tyson discussed the evolution of the eye; something creationists have said for years that evolution cannot explain and attempting to use as evidence that life must be intelligently designed. Tyson eloquently explained how the eye evolved and how well scientists understand this evolution.
Tyson touched on how many species have evolved an eye, but did leave out the fact that there are over 40 known independent eye evolutions, something that very clearly discredits any intelligent design.
Written By: Dan Arel
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