In a press conference yesterday about the coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used notably religious language.
Here is the problem with speculative thinking about extraterrestrial life as well as about the origin of life.
The series, as hosted originally by Carl Sagan and now by Neil deGrasse Tyson, has two notable priorities.
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.
The second season (2014) spun a misleading narrative celebrating the triumph of rational, secular scientific culture over benighted, supposedly irrational and anti-science religion.