New Atheism is dead. It was conceptually dead from birth, but now it’s stopped twitching.
It is basically the denial of human exceptionalism. That is, it is hatred of man, in practically every way imaginable.
The oceans might be cleaner without man, but they would neither know nor care nor judge.
I am struck by the similarities between Hawking’s call for space exploration and the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Paris climate accords.