Tyson ends his summary of cosmic history with a soaring narrative focused on earth. It sounds like the exalted prose of the book of Genesis.
Just for a little while turn off the PBS science narrator in your head. Why should there be beauty? What is it for?
Perhaps partly because the world is preoccupied by COVID-19, a lot fewer people so far have seen the new Cosmos.
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.