Son of Thunder: Now I know why this case sounds so familiar. Replace "Copernicus' theory" with "quantum mechanics", and I might be at least a bit sympathetic to the idea of burning Deepak Chopra at the stake.
TheOmni: I think the biggest red flag in his first part (assuming you weren't already familiar with how the greenhouse effect is involved with Venus) is how he never explains what the greenhouse effect is, what it means, how it works, or anything like that. He has no actual substance in that section. I kind of agree that the Giordano Bruno portion of Cosmos was a bit overstated, but not a crazy big deal, and of course there shouldn't be sound in space. But the sound in space section of this article seems to be thrown in so that it could have one thing correct to try and lend credence to the rest of his absurd ramblings. And I don't even know where to begin on that last part. Does he not know how metaphors work?
Silly_Sot: Those of us who don't want tax-and-handout politics, don't want idiots who can't understand the science they're trying to dispute, but also think gold bugs are mentally ill, really need a new political party. There's no home for us in any non-lunatic group.
rugman11: Okay, so I finally got my thoughts put together on Cosmos and its relationship with religion and I've got them here. Forgive the truncated C&P.The story of Giorodano Bruno, as told by Cosmos, is not just a historical retelling. It is also an allegory for our modern times. What the religious critics - especially McDonald and his historical relativism - don't recognize is that there are still people who think this way today. Certainly there aren't any people advocating for burning heretics at the stake, but there are still people who think the Earth is six thousand years old because they counted up all of the "begats" in the Bible. There are people who believe that the Biblical story of the Creation should not only be taken literally, but that this interpretation should be taught in school science classes. Believe me, I'm from Kansas, I know of what I speak.Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I believe that God created the heavens and the Earth. But I also believe that science is our best tool for exploring and understanding God's creation. Cosmos is not opposed to Christianity, nor is it opposed to religion. It is opposed to the kind of anti-science rhetoric that would have United States Senators and Presidential candidates trying to "teach the controversy" in school classrooms. It is opposed to those people who would exert such a strong force in politics that they would make the Governor of Texas afraid to even speculate on the age of our planet. It is opposed to those who would say that evolution is "just a theory" but who don't understand what exactly a scientific theory is.There is nothing inherently anti-Christian about Cosmos. Rather, it is trying to say to those who would deny scientific accomplishments, "Your God is too small!" To those who would believe that they can restrict the immensity and awesomeness of our Creator to a 1200-page book (or even to a 50-page section of that book), "Your God is too small!" Cosmos insists that, if there ...
Feepit: * denying the trinity* denying the divinity of Christ* denying Jesus as Christ* denying the virgin birth* denying transubstantiation* advocating metempsychosis and the passage people's souls into animals* advocating magic and sorcery
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