As a top science journal tells the story, the Galileo myth is relevant only to attack those who challenge the establishment consensus.
Curiously, Tyson has a future, quasi-religious myth of his own to promote: personal immortality through futuristic technology.
You didn’t know that Gödel was a theist and that a proof of God’s existence was discovered among his papers when he died? Well here it is.
Dr. Tyson’s imagination wanders from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, to the Cambrian explosion.
Easier for slipping it into the public schools! It won’t alarm the parents nearly as much as an all-out siege on theism. Very clever, Dr. Tyson.