Astronomy and God: Do anti-religious messages belong in science education?

Catholic Minions of Doom as portrayed in “Cosmos”
Catholic Minions of Doom as portrayed in “Cosmos”
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Religion is not part of the pages of Astronomy magazine, but “for some crazy reason, religion creeps into some popular science media”, usually in the form of “religious putdowns” such as were seen in the “Cosmos” TV series.  So writes Bob Berman in the August 2014 issue of Astronomy.  “The advocacy segments in shows like Cosmos may be well intentioned,” writes Berman, “but I fear they merely harden those who think science is a ‘position’ or ‘view’ of the world rather than an impartial portal to truth.”

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