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SCIENCE: It’s A Small Universe After All? Neil deGrasse Tyson Says, “No, It’s Not!” (Video)

No doubt Fox News Channel is staunchly in the camp of Conservative viewers and viewers of [mostly Christian] faith. So it still feels eery that the flagship network of the Fox broadcasting family of channels (FOX) airs Cosmos – a show that unabashedly pushes the science-is-fact-faith-is-folly viewpoint each week. It’s a no-brainer that the popular Fox cartoon ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane is likely flexing some muscle on the network to keep the bold show on-air as is, as Cosmos’ executive producer. However, this show is no joke; and neither is its host, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. A protege of the original host of PBS’ Cosmos, Tyson is unapologetic about making points each episode that fly in the faces of those who believe in creationism, doubt evolution, and know that the Earth (and Universe) are way less than 7,000 years old.

In Tyson’s view, what does he have to apologize for… the truth?

Check out the episode above: “Sky Full of Ghosts,” in which Tyson pretty much knocks the Bible-based belief about the age of the universe down for the 10 count.

“The Crab Nebula is about 6,500 light years [note: a light year is equal to the distance that light can travel in a year] from Earth. According to some beliefs, that’s the age of the whole universe, but if the universe were only 6,500 years old, how could we see light from anything more distant than the Crab Nebula? We couldn’t. To believe in a universe as young as 6,000 or 7,000 years old is to extinguish the light from most of the galaxy, not to mention the light from all the other hundred billion other galaxies in the observable universe.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

VERY compelling television; whatever you believe. Watch.


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