Saturday, March 22, 2014


Astronomer Neil Degrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History, after some poking and prodding, has chosen to be the narrator of the remake of Carl Sagan's epochal Cosmos.

I've seen the first episode, and it was very good, using up-to-date special effects to give the viewer the same sense of wonder that Sagan brought us with his 'ship of the imagination.'  He even used the Thornton Wilder Our Town meme of giving our address (although they did leave out the 'Mind of God' crap that Wilder used).

A recent episode discussed evolution, using a very nice example - the common household dog.

And people started to howl.

Yes, you guessed it.  The creationists, those wonderfully ignorant screwballs who believe that the planet and the universe are only 6000 years old, that humans and dinosaurs coexisted, and that shows like The Flintstones are actually documentaries - the creationists are complaining that Tyson and Cosmos aren't giving them equal time.

Well, guys and gals, there's an easy way around that:  Do your own fucking show.  Cosmos is being shown on Fox; surely you can gin up enough stupidity from Rupert Murdoch, his Arab co-owner, and other ignorant bastards to set it up.  Cthulhu knows you lot have a corner on the stupidity market, so why not broadcast it?

Go ahead!  Put your ignorance of modern science, science in general, and your general asininity on display so people can see the falsity of your position.  We could all use a good laugh.


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