Creationist Ray Comfort complained that Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist) had misrepresented the Bible.
The astrophysicist and host of Fox’s “Cosmos” said recently that
using the Bible as a scientific source was problematic, because no one
had ever scientifically proven a theory based on scripture.
Comfort said last week on his online “Comfort Zone” program that
Tyson wasn’t qualified to make that determination because he’s not a
know, the word ‘science,’ it’s kind of a magical word,” Comfort said.
“‘I believe in science.’ It just means knowledge, that’s all it means.
There’s different areas of science, different areas of knowledge. When
you say the Bible is not a science book, you’re saying it’s not a
knowledge book? It tells us how God created the Earth!”
Knowledge, of course, is not quite all that defines science, which is
characterized by systematic methods of observation in pursuit of new
But Comfort insisted the Bible was a science book because it described the origins of the universe.
“It gives us the basis for all creation, and it passes the scientific
method,” he said. “It’s observable – Genesis – and testable. Evolution
is not. You can’t observe something 60 million years old, but you can
observe what Genesis says.”
For example, Comfort argued, the Book of Genesis mentions that
animals reproduce other animals like themselves, and that can be
observed on the fossil record.
“The Bible isn’t written as a science book, but it has scientific
facts in it that can be relied upon, unchanging scientific facts,” he
said. “It’s God’s word.”
Comfort’s guest, creationist fundraiser Alan Pearson, said Tyson’s comments revealed a flaw in scientific thinking.
“This is a reboot of the PBS series in the ‘70s with Carl Sagan, who
said the cosmos is all that ever was and all that ever will be, which is
ironic, because that is not a statement that can be proven in fact,”
said Pearson, who directs fundraising for Comfort’s ministry. “That is a
faith-based statement, if you will. So it’s kind of ironic, this whole
thing being rebooted as it is.”
Comfort agreed that Tyson, like Sagan, seems like a nice fellow.
“Horrible statements come from nice guys,” Comfort said. “I mean,
he’s just downgraded the word of God as just, you can’t trust it, [but]
you can throw yourself blindfolded without reserve into the promises of
God. You can trust the Bible. It’s God’s word.”
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