Archive for March 24, 2014

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Expedition 39 Soyuz Rollout

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The sun rises behind the Soyuz launch pad shortly before the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 26 (5:17 p.m. U.S. EDT on March 25) and will send Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
 
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The sun rises behind the Soyuz launch pad shortly before the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 26 (5:17 p.m. U.S. EDT on March 25) and will send Expedition 39 Soyuz […]

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Creationists Condemn Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ for Pro-Evolution Stance

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cosmos_a_spacetime_odyssey-1920x1200I’m not out to bust any one’s chops for their religious beliefs (or lack thereof.)  But I do find this interesting…

Apparently, creationists are up in arms; demanding that they are given equal air time on the new Cosmos TV program to express their ideas alongside the evolutionary slant this show takes.

Then I suspect creationists are prepared, in turn, to provide equal air time to evolution based scientists on their own religious programs, right?

The hundreds, if not thousands of hours of religious broadcasts on countless religious networks are going to cede equal air time each week to secular science?  I’m not holding my breath on that happening anytime soon.

These demands potentially set a “can of worms” precedent.  I can’t help but wonder if the creationists  REALLY want to go down that path; if they thought this through all the way, or if this is simply a knee-jerk reaction to the fact that this new show is so wildly popular?

I’m guessing the latter MIGHT be the case.  This is an excellent example of “be careful what you wish for.”

-Patrick Burns
March 24, 2014

http://mashable.com/2014/03/24/creationists-cosmos/

I’m not out to bust any one’s chops for their religious beliefs (or lack thereof.)  But I do find this interesting… Apparently, creationists are up in arms; demanding that they are given equal air time on the new Cosmos TV program to express their ideas alongside the evolutionary slant this show takes. Then I suspect […]

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