The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos

Fact and Fiction in Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Landmark Science SeriesDavid Klinghoffer

The 2014 reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic 13-part series Cosmos struck a chord with viewers, garnered 12 Emmy Award nominations, and is headed straight into schools as a science teacher’s instructional aid. It’s also an agenda-driven vehicle for scientific materialism, casting religion as arch foe of the search for truth about nature and pressing its message that human beings occupy no special place in the universe.

An important new book from Discovery Institute Press, The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos: Fact and Fiction in Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Landmark Science Series offers an urgently needed critique and response to Dr. Tyson’s propagandizing and distortions.


Douglas Ell

A prominent attorney and former atheist, Douglas Ell is author of Counting to God: A Personal Journey through Science to Belief. Ell has lectured on the relationship between science and faith at MIT, where he double-majored in math and physics. He earned a master’s degree in theoretical mathematics from the University of Maryland and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, from which he graduated magna cum laude. Ell drafted the first 401(k) plan in professional sports and has represented a number of nationally recognized corporations, unions, and pension plans. He has litigated nationally with great success and persuaded Congress to make important changes in employee benefits laws.

David Klinghoffer

David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor ofEvolution News & Views. With Senator Joseph Lieberman, he is the co-author most recently of The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath. His other books include Why the Jews Rejected JesusThe Discovery of God: Abraham and the Birth of Monotheism and the spiritual memoir The Lord Will Gather Me In. He is a former literary editor of National Review magazine and a graduate of Brown University.

Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin was trained as a scientist and an attorney, having earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in earth sciences at the University of California at San Diego and a law degree from the University of San Diego. He has conducted scientific research at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography and studied evolution extensively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is Research Coordinator at the Discovery Institute and co-author of the popular curriculum Discovering Intelligent Design: A Journey into the Scientific Evidence. He is a co-author, with Douglas Axe and Ann Gauger, of Science and Human Origins (Discovery Institute Press).

Jay W. Richards

Jay W. Richards, PhD, is author of many books including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012). He is also the author of Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; and co-author of The Privileged Planet with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez. Richards is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute. In recent years he has been Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, Contributing Editor of The American at the American Enterprise Institute, a Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute.

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David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.