Seth Meyers to ‘Cosmos’ Presenter Neil deGrasse Tyson: Those That ‘Don’t Care For Science’ Live ‘In The Halls of Congress’

March 16th, 2014 7:14 PM

Newly minted NBC late night host Seth Meyers took a cheap shot at members of Congress on the Friday March 14th edition of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

During an interview with “Cosmos” presenter Neil deGrasse Tyson, Meyers laughed at his guest who argued that those that “don’t know science in the 21st century” should “just move back to the cave because that’s where we are going to leave you as we move forward.” [See video below.]

Meyers added fuel to the fire and mocked how “right now there are a lot of people who don’t care for science this day and age” that live “in the halls of Congress. I can’t realize which it is.” Mr. Tyson’s comments are not surprising given that he recently mocked religious people by arguing that science and religion are not “reconcilable” and that “the fundamentalists who want to say that the Bible is the literal truth of God and want to see the Bible as a science textbook who are knocking on the science doors of schools… Enlightened religious people are not acting that way.”

In its first episode, the rebooted “Cosmos” series took a cheap shot at religious individuals by featuring cartoonish churchmen as cartoon villains. While we shouldn’t be shocked that Mr. Tyson made anti-religious comments, one would think that Mr. Meyers would want to walk a fine line as his show just premiered on NBC. Instead, Meyers and deGrasse Tyson chose to take a cheap shot at religious people and claim they don't believe in science i.e. liberal causes like global warming.