“The whole world works together in the service of man,” as Francis Bacon wrote. Denton revives this ancient insight with modern rigor.
As we have seen so far in this series, fire was an absolutely crucial component in humanity’s rise to civilization and technology.
That’s the “new path” I’d recommended, as a counter to the prevailing pessimism of our culture.
It is basically the denial of human exceptionalism. That is, it is hatred of man, in practically every way imaginable.
Myth-makers like Neil deGrasse Tyson think they have a superior source of human significance to substitute for the outdated, “childish” Judeo-Christian one