Certain threads in the events of recent months suggest the hand of a skilled novelist.
The story includes the neo-Darwinian modern synthesis and the extended evolutionary synthesis, culminating in a 2016 meeting of the Royal Society.
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.
Amidst a controversial national lockdown, economic ruin, and mounting intelligence evidence pointing to an origin in a Chinese lab, the coronavirus has reminded us of a number of things.