The Cosmos

by Pastor Steve on March 14, 2014

The Cosmos

“The Cosmos is all that is – or ever was – or ever will be.” With those words made famous by Carl Sagan a generation ago, “The Cosmos” is being reworked for a new generation on the Fox television network. It was shown Sunday night on TV. A generation ago I watched and marveled at so much of the grander of the original. I watched this new installment by DVR on Monday in High Definition. What I found was much the same as the original, with better graphics, newer scientific information, but the same underlying presuppositions.

The first twenty minutes were by far the best. The show did a remarkable job showing the staggering and unimaginable immensity of the universe. They tried to encapsulate the scientific knowledge we have gained, as many believe it to be, and take us on a journey through our solar system and beyond using the scientific method.

The scientific method is explained in simple, easy to understand terms:

1. Test ideas by experiment and observation.

2. Build on those ideas that pass the test and reject the ones that fail.

3. Follow the evidence wherever it leads, and question everything.

These are the rules that the natural man follows in his quest for knowledge, and in themselves they are not bad. The problem is, they are impossible to keep objectively and “The Cosmos” series often wanders far from these rules. Imagination and speculation are inserted with the same certainty as what we believe are the facts. No one is neutral. Man is totally depraved, and without the understanding that there is an eternal Creator God, man’s search for knowledge will lead him astray.
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