In principle, the conjoining of the many Rare Earth factors could overwhelm the available probabilistic resources and serve as evidence for Earth’s design.
Tyson insists the Copernican demotion story is redemptive because it saves us from religious ignorance.
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.
The firm belief in extraterrestrial life — a belief nearly universal in the scientific community — is an act of faith.