As a top science journal tells the story, the Galileo myth is relevant only to attack those who challenge the establishment consensus.
Curiously, Tyson has a future, quasi-religious myth of his own to promote: personal immortality through futuristic technology.
Perhaps the publisher, Cambridge University Press, thought the title might help sales with a younger, hipper generation.
Dr. Tyson’s imagination wanders from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, to the Cambrian explosion.
Easier for slipping it into the public schools! It won’t alarm the parents nearly as much as an all-out siege on theism. Very clever, Dr. Tyson.