There's not been a lot of discussion of evolution in Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos so far, and yet a very slight reference to it was so upsetting to Fox's Oklahoma City affiliate that they just "happened" to run a promo for the nightly news over the show's sole mention it, as you can see in the above video.


For you Cosmos-loving but somehow evolution-hating Fox viewers, here's the horrible reality of what Tyson said:

We are newcomers to the Cosmos. Our own story only begins on the last night of the cosmic year… Three and a half million years ago, our ancestors — your and mine left these traces. (points to footprints) We stood up and parted ways from them. Once we were standing on two feet, our eyes were no longer fixated on the ground. Now, we were free to look up and wonder.


Some of us, apparently, would prefer to keep looking at the ground, with our fingers in our ears, screaming "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU SCIENCE" apparently.

[Via Uproxx]

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