Originally posted by jaywill
Good. I am looking for intellectualy astute people to view the video.
Bigots need not apply.
Ok, I watched it. The disdain I feel coming from this guy is amazing, he is basically doing ad hominem attacks on the astronomers who did not want to publish their work, implying they were so biased they did not want to accept a supernatural explanation for their discoveries. Also, he turned 'dark energy' into 'three kinds of DARKNESS" with subtle religious overtones. He also makes the unwarrented assumption we are in a privileged place physically in the universe so as to allow us to see basically the whole universe unimpeded by huge galaxies, saying for instance, if you were in the galaxy that contains the Tarantula nebula, it would cover 80 degrees of the sky and astronomy would be impossible. He doesn't bother saying anything about other wavelengths like IR or UV or X rays or Cosmic ray or radio telescopes that have given much more depth to our astronomical knowledge, where at those wavelengths almost any place in the universe would render images giving vital information about the universe around us. He seems to want people to believe visible light astronomy is the only window to view the universe. For instance, there is now a concerted effort to find gravity waves, not so far successful but they are working hard to get to the next level of sensors, some ten times more sensitive than those on the horizon now and even more sensitive space probes in the works. In short, he gives an extremely biased, deliberately biased view of astronomy for the express purpose of convincing his not very educated audience of the validity of chrisitianity.
Does that about sum it up?