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.
Learn more about Darwin’s experiences at the University of Edinburgh with the Plinian Society, and his interaction with prominent atheists near the end of his life.
The very first Seminar, held in July 2007, had twelve enthusiastic students and gave us a solid start.
It’s an uninhabited, inhospitable place where hopes die for life by chance.
As Beth says, the freedom to learn about the design evidence without fear is, unfortunately, a real anomaly in today’s academic setting.