The firm belief in extraterrestrial life — a belief nearly universal in the scientific community — is an act of faith.
The second season (2014) spun a misleading narrative celebrating the triumph of rational, secular scientific culture over benighted, supposedly irrational and anti-science religion.
No better advertisements for intelligent design exist than works written by establishment scientists that unintentionally make design arguments.
Dyson points out that the highly improbable is actually quite probable by invoking “Littlewood’s law of miracles.”
Dyson was careful to take an open-minded approach: not fully endorsing design, yet not rejecting it either.