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In a recent article regarding the atheistic, evolutionary Cosmos TV series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Time reports,
Though the show had received a fair amount of attention for its head-on approach to hot-button scientific topics like evolution and climate change, Tyson shrugged off any notion that those issues were “controversial.” They’re just science, he said, and there’s nothing controversial about them.
Tyson attributes global warming—which he warns may soon heat our planet past the point of no return—to man-made carbon dioxide, ignoring the many climate experts who believe the earth may simply be experiencing normal fluctuations in climate and conveniently forgetting that just a few decades ago experts were concerned about global cooling.
We have a similar situation with “climate change.” One can certainly observe and take measurements to illustrate climate change since man has been keeping records (as a part of observational science). But then trying to interpret those changes to determine what has caused them involves a great deal of historical science. This is because one cannot be sure one has all information concerning what has happened in the past. For example, could it be the sun has had more of an effect than we realize, as some have suggested?
While skeptics like Tyson claim the Christian worldview is contradictory to science, using the Bible as our foundation and starting point we see that observational science actually confirms the Bible. It is sad to see secularists “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18) and continue to spread their lies of evolution and millions of years in their attempt to explain this world without God.
While mankind spread its lies of evolution and millions of years as fact, the truth of God stands firm. The Bible has stood the test of time, and we must continue to proclaim the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ and give answers, defending against the attacks of God’s Word (1 Peter 3:15–16).
Did you know that we have been publishing reviews by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell on each episode of the 13-part series Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey? I encourage you to share these reviews with others that have watched the series to show them how observational science is consistent with the Bible. Dr. Mitchell’s review of the last episode was published today.
I also encourage you to read yesterday’s News to Know article by Dr. Mitchell, which covers the related topic of religion and science, titled “Does Religion Cripple Science Innovation?” In the article, Tyson asserts that religious influence on science intellectually cripples would-be innovators.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.