Answers in Genesis Says 'Cosmos' TV Series Promotes 'Blind Faith' in Evolution
Creationist group Answers in Genesis has spoken out against the TV series "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," arguing that it promotes a "blind faith" in evolution.
"Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, if the first segment is any indication, will attempt to package unconditional blind faith in evolution as scientific literacy in an effort to create interest in science," wrote Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell on the AiG blog.
"We hope that future segments will spend more time showing actual scientific observations-such as the brief part of this episode showing where earth is in relation to the rest of the universe."...
In episode 1 of the first Cosmos series done by Carl Sagan in 1980, there were explanations of young stars, old stars, quasars, supernovas and spiral galaxies with many photos from space. An overview of the history of astronomy was given.
In episode 1 of the new Cosmos series in 2014, there were multiple artists renderings presented as fact. Examples included earth as it appeared 250 millions years ago and views near the surface of Venus. Broad, poetic generalizations were made like "the vast cosmic ocean and numberless worlds". Instead of a history of astronomy, there was an extended and partially animated focus on the life and martyrdom death of one Giordano Bruno from the 16th century.
Both episode 1's made references to a big bang and to compressing the history of the universe into a single year.
Cosmos II has the platform now for presenting its message. Episode 2 and beyond are coming.