A great piece at Salon.com byconstructs a great argument around the recent controversy stirred-up by religious fundamentalist against Neil deGrasse Tyson and his hit show “The Cosmos.”
It’s been the same thing since Darwin and his theory of evolution:
Religious conservatives have selectively adopted the legacy of liberal Enlightenment, from free speech to science, and jettisoned it when it does not suit their narrow ideological aims.
But McElwee puts forth a great analysis of this argument together with a lot of new points. Awesome read!