Neil deGrasse Tyson v. the Right: Cosmos, Christians and the Battle for American Science

23 June 2014
Sean McElwee

Dinesh D’Souza, for instance, has taken to using science as proof of religion he argues, rather absurdly, that the Bible’s explanation of the origins of the universe predates modern science. In his speech at Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared U.S. , he claims: When the discovery of the big bang came this, by the way, was at a time when most scientists believed the universe was eternal, the steady state universe was the prevailing doctrine of American and Western science  so it came as a shock that the universe had a beginning…”