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Answers in Genesis vs. ‘Cosmos’

In an interview with radio talk show host Janet Mefferd, a representative from Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham’s organization behind the Creation Museum, said that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new TV show Cosmos is ignoring their beliefs about the orgins of the universe. When Mefferd asked if the show will “give creationists some time?” Answers in Genesis’ Danny Faulkner said, “No, creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all.” The two briefly discussed how their views on creation—a relatively controversial belief that the earth is only a few thousand years old and Genesis povides a literal, six-day account of creation—is not represented on the show. The clip is getting some attention from the group Right Wing Watch, who posted the headline, “Creationists Demand Airtime On ‘Cosmos’ For The Sake Of Balance.” To be fair to Faulkner, after listening to the clip posted, he at no point “demands airtime,” and seems to simply be responding to Mefferd’s comment. But, to be fair to Cosmos, the show doesn’t discount a belief in God, or even a creator, it simply does not seem interested in the idea that the universe is just 6,000 years old …

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