Here is the problem with speculative thinking about extraterrestrial life as well as about the origin of life.
Scholarship on Spinoza in the last decade has increasingly recognized that he opposed the observational (empirical) and mathematical analyses of nature.
These episodes will slip in smoothly in public school science classrooms, someday when all the schools reopen.
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.