Is it Batman versus Superman or the Copernican Principle versus The Principle?
Warner Bros./NASA/Bill Ingalls
If you haven’t noticed already, in the current crop of Hollywood movies, television and commercials there exists a trend to spice up the dialogue by adding cameos from famous scientists (e.g., Michio Kaku, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss). As such, these scientists are scripted to make some rather aggrandizing comments about the origin and working of the universe in order promote the secular status quo. The most recent of these occurs in the hit movie, Batman versus Superman, which I went to see yesterday. Lo and behold, Neil Degrasse Tyson – the heir apparent cosmological guru to Carl Sagan – makes a cameo appearance touting the Copernican Principle. The scene shows Tyson being interviewed by a reporter with Tyson saying something close to these words (since I cannot remember them verbatim): “Well, we first had Copernicus teach us that the sun was the center, not the Earth, and then this led to Darwin. This developed into the Copernican Principle in which we discovered that we humans are nothing special in the universe. And then we met Superman, which further showed us that there is more to this universe than us.” Never mind the convoluted mixture of Copernicus with the fictional character Superman. Rather, pay attention to what the movie is presenting as fact from the mouth of this high priest of secular science, namely, “we are nothing special in the universe.” Sound familiar? It should, for it is the exact opposite of what you will see in our movie, The Principle. Our guiding theme is that we humans ARE something special, for we, in fact, are the only life in this universe, in addition to the fact that our Creator put us in the very center to tell us so. But isn’t it rather curious to see secular society, represented in this instance by Hollywood, try to fight another Hollywood movie, The Principle, based on the “we are special” concept? Tyson’s cameo in Batman v. Superman tells us one thing very loud and clear – they know the cosmos is becoming a high profile culture war between two opposing views – theirs and ours. Of course, The Principle, unlike the producers of Batman v. Superman, doesn’t have 300 million dollars to spread its message, but apparently the message is getting out enough to make them resort to intrusive cameos to brainwash the audience. Until The Principle came along, never before had the cosmological status quo been challenged so directly and vociferously. We ask your continued help in spreading it to the whole world.
Executive Producer, The Principle