At a couple of points in episode 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson employs the “Book of Nature” metaphor, but he never gives its proper historical context. It’s actually a Christian concept.
Recently I was asked by several people whether I had ever responded to an old review of my book Darwin’s Black Box.
St. Thomas laid the intellectual groundwork for modern natural science — the absolute distinction between existence and essence.
A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.
Any appeal to accidental processes to accomplish an unbelievable coincidence is really just an appeal to unbelievable coincidence.