Religious fundamentalists took issue that Tyson wrote off Christianity as they did with all other past failed religious contributions to science.They took issue that Tyson used gravity as the clock the universe moves by, constant laws such as the speed of light, and that Tyson did not reveal their God as this clockmaker, using the old creationist argument of a blind watchmaker.

Episode 1: “Standing Up in the Milky Way”Tyson wasted no time inspiring the world with the opening episode, telling a story about meeting Carl Sagan and the impact it had on his life.

Introducing viewers to the cosmic calendar that would often be used throughout the show, we are given a 12-month calendar that shows the history of the cosmos, immediately setting off creationists because the calendar shows a universe that is 13.8 billion years and an earth that is 4.5 billion years old.

The Royal Society was financially failing, books were not selling and new books could not be published and claims of plagiarism were running wild.

Newton’s most notable work, was basically dead before it was born.

There is no conflict between science and the needs is a proper understanding how to merge science and the Bible.

One of the most anticipated shows of 2014 was Fox’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” hosted by notable astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson and produced by Seth Mc Farlane and Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan, the host of the original “Cosmos” series.

Did you know that you can be a Christian, and believe that the earth is billions of years old?

You can even believe in evolution and be a Christian.

Radiometric dating remains a reliable scientific method.

For articles on the RATE project, see the Rate Index.

Tyson launched a direct attack on young earth creationism in this episode.