Hawking, Nye and other atheists argue that because the universe is so large, a God interested in a relationship with us seems impossible.
Contrary to popular and media myths, Darwin’s view of evolution faced from its beginning opposition and criticism from scientists that have never gone away.
Praising science as way to implicitly, or explicitly, club religion over the head is a familiar feature of our culture. It’s not new, either.
Basically, it’s a how-to guide for sugarcoating evolutionary dogma in the science classroom.
If such a break between old colleagues happened now, the results would likely be very different.