By Dan Arel – AlterNet
It did not take long for the creationists to take issue with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the latest episode of Cosmos on Fox. Why you ask? Well, because Tyson dared to declare the age of the earth to be 4.5 billion years old.
Answers in Genesis (AiG), the organization run by „young Earth“ creationist Ken Ham, known for his recent debate against Bill Nye on the topic of evolution has now taken issue with episode 7 of Cosmosas the show taught us just how scientist Claire Patterson discovered the true age of this very planet.
AiG takes issue because early on Tyson declared that the true age of the earth couldn’t be found without a reliable historical record. The Bible was once believed to be this historical record, but as Tyson explains, it is no longer. Now we can look to the rocks themselves to find our answer.
Right away AiG on its website attacks science as unreliable because this particular episode discusses how scientific bias can be used for good and bad. The episode itself shows how good data always wins over bad and highlights just why science works, through peer-review.
AiG misses this point entirely and now believes, as it always has, that science is flawed and biased. Ironic from a site that states its mission is to prove its conclusion, almost the total definition of bias.
Now, AiG claims:
How ironic that the Cosmos writers shine light on how scientists’ biases affect how they interpret the same data! Bias doesn’t just come from a desire for money, prestige, or power. Bias also comes from a scientist’s worldview.