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‘Cosmos’: Science isn’t a religion

The new version of “Cosmos,” currently airing on Fox and several affiliated TV networks, is a beautifully produced introduction to the world of science, from the molecular level on Earth to the outer reaches of space. As such, it has what a few religious groups consider a controversial point of view: that some aspects of science are, at this point, undisputed.

The chief objections have come from creationist groups, which note that our culture hasn’t reached a 100 percent consensus on the subject, and complain that their views aren’t mentioned on the show at all. But they seem to misunderstand what “fairness” means in the context of a scientific program.

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