Neil deGrasse Tyson’s "Cosmos" – Filling in the Intellectual Gaps
Description: Several people have asked questions about the accuracy of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s portrayal of the Catholic Church in the recent series Cosmos (aired on FOX).There is an important adage at the foundation of logic – “there are far more errors of omission than commission.” Regrettably this portrayal of the Catholic Church (and religion) against science presents serious errors of omission – so much so as to be incredibly misleading. Fr. Robert Spitzer is here to fill in a few of the many intellectual gaps in this oversimplified account.
Fr Robert Spitzer
Fr. Robert Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order, and is currently the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith (www.magisreasonfaith.org) and the Spitzer Center for Catholic Organizations (www.spitzercenter.org). He is also the Chief Educational Officer for the Ethics and Performance Institute (www.learnepi.com). The Magis Center produces documentaries, books, high school curricula, college courses, adult-education curricula, and new media materials to show the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary astrophysics, philosophy, and historical study of the New Testament. The Spitzer Center produces facilitated curricula to strengthen culture, faith, and spirit in Catholic organizations for the new evangelization. EPI (Ethics and Performance Institute) produces web-based education to corporations on personal efficacy, organizational culture, leadership, and ethics.