Danny Faulkner, a creationist astronomy professor who believes the earth is only 6,000 years old, says Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is biased because it doesn’t give equal time to creationism.
Faulkner, who claims much of science today is based upon assumption, appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show Thursday, where he was asked whether the Fox show is balanced.
“Do they do any interviews with scientists themselves during the whole thing and do they ever give a creationist any time?” asked Janet Mefferd, whose radio show is described as “a distinctively Christ-centered look at the news and events of the day, both in the church and in the world.”
“Well, no, creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all,” Faulkner said. “I don’t recall having seen any interviews with people – that may yet come – but it’s based upon the narration for the host.”
The host, Tyson himself, is an astrophysicist. He received a bachelors in physics from Harvard University, and a masters and Phd in astrophysics from Columbia University. He’s worked under the supervision of scientists all over the world since the 1980s. He is now the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the New York Museum of Natural History.
“Boy, but when you have so many scientists who simply do not accept Darwinian evolution it seems to me that that might be something to throw in there, you know, the old, ‘some scientists say this, others disagree and think this,’ but that’s not even allowed," Mefferd said.
“Consideration of special Creation is definitely not open for discussion it would seem,” Faulkner added.
Tyson dismissed viewers who would rather question the fundamental facts already scientifically proven when he appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” earlier this month.
“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,” Tyson said.
An Oklahoma Fox station took flack this month for cutting out part of the first episode of “Cosmos” – specifically the part which talked about evolution.