Everything comes together in a message that includes a creation myth, a story of sin (ecological sin), a salvation story, and even resurrection and ascension.
In Copernicus’ day, the Earth was thought to be at the bottom of the universe, the “sump” where all the filth collected.
Curiously, Tyson has a future, quasi-religious myth of his own to promote: personal immortality through futuristic technology.
Dr. Tyson’s imagination wanders from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, to the Cambrian explosion.
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.