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Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'
Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | Meredith Blake

Posted on 03/16/2014 3:36:51 PM PDT by EveningStar

On Sunday night, the premiere of the science documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate KOKH was briefly interrupted by a local news promo. These things happen all the time on TV. Big deal, right?

Well, it just so happens that host Neil deGrasse Tyson was referring to the theory of evolution just as the accidental preemption occurred. As first reported by the left-leaning website Raw Story, in the omitted portion, Tyson explained how "three and a half million years ago" humans "stood up and parted ways" from our biological "ancestors."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: carlsagan; cosmos; evolution; fox; neildegrassetyson; oklahoma
I'm sure it was accidental. Ri-i-i-ight.

BTW, to you LA Times bashers: this was also reported at other media sources.

1 posted on 03/16/2014 3:36:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

It’d be nice myth deleted from true science more often.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 3:40:12 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: EveningStar

If they press on this, you might get a good laugh by claiming that the part on evolution was omitted, “because it was racist.”

That will turn them for a loop.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 3:40:15 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/monkeys.wav


4 posted on 03/16/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar

MY biological ancestors were what we intolerants call “parents”.

They want to think they came from monkeys, well there’s a lot of stupid out there that just can’t be fixed.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 3:44:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: EveningStar

They succeeded where Pete Seeger failed in taking an axe to Bob Dylan’s amp at Newport in 1965.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 3:47:33 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: EveningStar

Important because people might not hear that crap theory everywhere else?


7 posted on 03/16/2014 3:55:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: EveningStar

They’ll have a hard time editing out tonight’s show with interruptions since it deals with evolution. 45 minutes of weather and traffic updates?


8 posted on 03/16/2014 4:06:51 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: EveningStar

Hey you can’t just cut people off like that he might have just been going to show some proof that his little theory was actually true /s- you would think they would have come across a few transitional species by now - I’m sorry I mean ones that weren’t faked.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 4:06:54 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"three and a half million years ago" humans "stood up and parted ways" from our biological "ancestors."

I've NEVER heard that "humans" have been around for three and a half million years.

Not even from the most hard core evolutionist.

IIRC, "humans" as in people like us, have been thought to exist for maybe a hundred thousand years at MOST.

If this was deliberate by the station, then they are stupid, because it will confirm the bias liberals have of "conservatives" not wanting to hear "the truth"

I watched the show, and thought it was interesting.

Cool graphics, but way too much speculation.

Possibly, this could be, maybe, scientists theorize...etc.

Bottom line is that after all evolution is still a theory.

Pretty good one as far as theories go, but not proof.

And people who don't believe in evolution are not necessarily fools, no matter what the LA Times thinks.

10 posted on 03/16/2014 4:09:40 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: EveningStar

Much more egregious than brief mentions of evolution was the ridiculous detour onto how awful Christians/Catholics were to pseudo-scientific monks.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: EveningStar

Herr Goebbels is demanding that the responsible party be fired immediately! Bob


12 posted on 03/16/2014 4:19:28 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 4:20:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

I tried to watch it, but I don’t like Tyson. He’s a racist.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 4:24:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: EveningStar

Evolution is still a theory.


15 posted on 03/16/2014 4:24:33 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: dfwgator

A llama once bit my sister.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

What did they do cut to a Planet of the Apes movie?


17 posted on 03/16/2014 4:27:18 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

News. Same thing, when you think about it.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 4:31:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: dfwgator

Thanks for the update. To be continued, I’m sure! LOL Bob


19 posted on 03/16/2014 4:39:24 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: boop

Depending on the definition you accept, “humans” have been around for either 1.9 million years (Homo Erectus) or 2.33 million years (Homo Habilis). Going on control of fire, sophisticated tool sets, brain capacity, I’d take Homo Erectus as the first to exhibit clearly human behavior. That and his ability to travel to and survive in many different environments. He walked on English beaches, survived the Malaysian/Indonesian jungles and built fires to cook on in his Chinese cave home. Homo Sapiens have just been leaving their bones around for some 200,000 years. Assuming that the laws of physics worked the same in the past as they do today, those dates are accurate through multiple dating methods which confirm each other.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 4:41:06 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: EveningStar

I made it up to the cartoon that bashed the church. The I knew what kind of propoganda they will be spewing for the series. I did a little reading on Bruno. They simply made up the story on Cosmos.
DeGrasse looks stoned.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 4:45:09 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Slyfox
Evolution is still a theory.

So is the explanation on how an airplane weighing hundreds of tons can go hurtling through the air thousands of feet off the ground.

22 posted on 03/16/2014 5:00:40 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: EveningStar

The show was boring as hell. No need to get worked up. Just like every other liberal POS, no one will watch episode 2.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 6:23:21 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: EveningStar

aww.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 6:41:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: boop

What proof is there of anything? What proof is there of God? For all these things the answer is none. You present the information you have and let the cards fall where they may.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT by DelFuego
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To: DoodleDawg
Evolution is still a theory.

So is the explanation on how an airplane weighing hundreds of tons can go hurtling through the air thousands of feet off the ground.

Flight has been demonstrated and is not a theory.

Evolution has yet to be demonstrated no matter how many skulls they dig up.

26 posted on 03/16/2014 7:39:27 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Slyfox
Flight has been demonstrated and is not a theory.

Science still classifies it as a theory, the Theory of Flight. Perhaps you need to familiarize yourself with the definition of a theory in the scientific community?

Evolution has yet to be demonstrated no matter how many skulls they dig up.

There are a great many people who would disagree with you. But while we're on the subject, when was the last time creationism was demonstrated?

27 posted on 03/17/2014 3:52:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: melsec

Every species, every form of life ever discovered is transitional.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 3:59:47 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: Slyfox
Terms Used in Describing the Nature of Science

Fact: In science, an observation that has been repeatedly confirmed and for all practical purposes is accepted as "true." Truth in science, however, is never final, and what is accepted as a fact today may be modified or even discarded tomorrow.

Hypothesis: A tentative statement about the natural world leading to deductions that can be tested. If the deductions are verified, it becomes more probable that the hypothesis is correct. If the deductions are incorrect, the original hypothesis can be abandoned or modified. Hypotheses can be used to build more complex inferences and explanations.

Law: A descriptive generalization about how some aspect of the natural world behaves under stated circumstances. Theory: In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses.

The contention that evolution should be taught as a "theory, not as a fact" confuses the common use of these words with the scientific use. In science, theories do not turn into facts through the accumulation of evidence. Rather, theories are the end points of science. They are understandings that develop from extensive observation, experimentation, and creative reflection. They incorporate a large body of scientific facts, laws, tested hypotheses, and logical inferences.



29 posted on 03/17/2014 5:26:14 AM PDT by Kegger
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To: Kegger

A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method, and repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 5:27:25 AM PDT by Kegger
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To: DoodleDawg

Please explain to me how an eye “evolved.”


31 posted on 03/17/2014 6:48:23 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Kegger

Please explain to me how an eye “evolved.”


32 posted on 03/17/2014 6:49:25 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Slyfox
Please explain to me how an eye “evolved.”

A whole lot of people have spent a lot of time looking into that and forming theories on how it happened. How the eye evolved

33 posted on 03/17/2014 7:05:51 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

AND a whole lot of other peoples money was used in this fruitless effort...


34 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:02 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: Slyfox
Slyfox wrote:

Please explain to me how an eye “evolved.”



I wouldn't know, It is not my area of expertise. I could ask you the same question since you stated that:

Evolution is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that was acquired through the scientific method, and repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation.


Now, had you said that evolution was a hypothesis, that would be an entirely different matter.
35 posted on 03/17/2014 10:11:01 AM PDT by Kegger
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