Fundamentalists Haven’t Truly Abandoned The Enlightenment (Which Is Why They’re Flipping Out Over Neil deGrasse Tyson’s TV Show)

“The Christian right’s Cosmos agita actually indicates a far deeper problem in religious conservatism – the selective acceptance of Enlightenment values. Religious conservatives have selectively adopted the legacy of liberal Enlightenment, from free speech to science, and jettisoned it when it does not suit their narrow ideological aims.”