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"Cosmos" Re-airing

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NOTE: This is a re-airing of the episode after the end of the last one got cut off.  Hopefully this will have all of the program:

In this episode, blogger Sacerdotus gives his review on the remake of "COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey."  This program was rehatched by atheist cartoonist and comedian, Seth Macfarlane and is hosted by astrophysicist, Neil Degrasse Tyson.

The program is meant to convey scientific history and facts using visuals and layman's language in hopes of educating viewers.  However, the program has had its controversy with its indirect attacks against religion, particularly the Catholic Church and God.  

In its pilot episode, heretical Dominican friar Giordano Bruno is presented as a hero and victim of the Catholic Church.  The historical facts surrounding him and the Church are erroneously presented to make the latter look like an enemy to science and progress.  Sacerdotus explains why the show got the history wrong.

Moreover, in follow up episodes, Dr. Tyson insinuates that no God is needed to create or maintain the universe and that everything has a natural explanation. Sacerdotus counters this by exposing the atheistic shadow behind the script Tyson reads during taping. 

Should Catholics and other theists watch the show?
Is the show good to learn science from?

Sacerdotus answers these and other questions.  


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