Hawking, Nye and other atheists argue that because the universe is so large, a God interested in a relationship with us seems impossible.
Bill Nye recently dusted off this old saw, but the Old Testament itself, in the Psalms, depicts man and the Earth as tiny in compared to a vast universe.
Atheists say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so.
Behind all the myths skewered in Dr. Keas’s book lies the idea of religion cast falsely as a retarding force on science.
In 1929, child psychologist Jean Piaget called children “artificialists” who tend to regard everything as “the product of human creation.”