Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Same Old Product, Bright New Packaging

I loved the original Cosmos. I always thought Sagan’s presentation was kinda kooky and philosophical or mystical, I guess I was too young to realise but I suppose that slant was why.

THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM

By Casey Luskin at Evolution and News:

If there was any doubt that the rebooted Cosmos series, which premiered last night, would be politically charged and have a materialistic ideological message, consider what viewers saw in its first 60 seconds. The initial opening featured President Obama, with the Presidential Seal in the background, giving a statement endorsing the new series, praising “the spirit of discovery that Carl Sagan captured in the original Cosmos.” That’s not necessarily bad, except for what happened next. Immediately following President Obama’s endorsement, the show replayed Carl Sagan’s famous materialistic credo from the opening of the original Cosmos series, stating: “The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be.” Does it violate the separation of church and state for the President of the United States to be portrayed seemingly officially endorsing Sagan’s materialistic philosophy? Is this what President Obama intended when he…

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