Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome as the host of Cosmos. Each and every episode, revisited from Carl Sagan's original series, is marvelously presented. Awesome graphics, pitch perfect writing, and precise delivery. A "spokes person for the sane", a "voice of reason", Neil is the perfectly approachable, affable, charismatic scientist showing the common man who knows nothing about science what is really happening in the world, the universe, throughout time.
And no, it's not 6000 years old. But if you want to believe that, that's fine for you to believe, just don't push that belief into the science class room, or onto my or my friends' kids, or grand kids. A belief is not a fact. And if facts contradict or challenge your beliefs, then that's a problem you have to grapple with, not I. I trust in the facts, as peer reviewed and tried and tested, proven by controlled experiments.
And Seth MacFarlane... you are a crazy, twisted, bizarre man, but thank you for funding the Cosmos revival. Perhaps it is some kind of "penance" for having created Peter Griffin... I don't know. =)
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