Last week, controversy erupted when the local FOX affiliate in Oklahoma City allegedly suffered technical difficulties during the only 14-seconds dealing with evolution. Perhaps the Lord moves in ways more mysterious than we’d imagined.
Host Neil DeGrasse Tyson explained that he believed it was a mistake, and that this week’s episode, which dealt almost exclusively with the issue of evolution, would put doubts aside for good, and he was right.
Having “accidentally” cut almost 38-minutes from the 42:50 run time, excluding any mention of evolution whatsoever, station manager Davis Walters explained that, “it was strange how the live feed dropped out, but luckily, we had a repeat of Pastor Johnson’s Sunday service from last week we could run while we ironed out the kinks.”
Since “live feeds” for scheduled, pre-recorded programming hasn’t happened in almost ten years, we pressed Walters to explain how it could have happened.
“Who knows. There’s all kinds of evil things that happen in the world and I can’t explain those either.”
When asked if he was making a veiled reference to the young earth creationist’s view that evolution is heresy, he responded, “well I certainly can’t say one way or another about that, but I can say yes. Yes it was.”