While most evolutionists today reject scientific racism, with exceptions like James Watson — they have no necessary reason for doing so.
The series, as hosted originally by Carl Sagan and now by Neil deGrasse Tyson, has two notable priorities.
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.