Bill Nye recently dusted off this old saw, but the Old Testament itself, in the Psalms, depicts man and the Earth as tiny in compared to a vast universe.
Atheists say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so.
The myth merchants play on our egos, the wish to appear smart and enlightened. Against this emotional manipulation, Keas detonates six myths about our world and the universe.
Countering “flat universe theory” is Gilder’s enterprise, and it captures much of what we do at Discovery Institute.
Many high school students are eager to go beyond the brief and airbrushed presentation of evolutionary theory found in their biology textbooks, and are full of questions.