Introducing viewers to the cosmic calendar that would often be used throughout the show, we are given a 12-month calendar that shows the history of the cosmos, immediately setting off creationists because the calendar shows a universe that is 13.8 billion years and an earth that is 4.5 billion years old.
Many are also unaware that Bible-believing Christians are among those actively involved in radiometric dating.
How did each episode upset the religious fundamentalists and call out scientific denialism?
Episode 1: “Standing Up in the Milky Way”Tyson wasted no time inspiring the world with the opening episode, telling a story about meeting Carl Sagan and the impact it had on his life.
Radiocarbon dating can easily establish that humans have been on the earth for over twenty thousand years, at least twice as long as creationists are willing to allow.
Therefore it should come as no surprise that creationists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) have been trying desperately to discredit this method for years.
Living organisms are constantly incorporating this C-14 into their bodies along with other carbon isotopes.