In a press conference yesterday about the coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used notably religious language.
Scholarship on Spinoza in the last decade has increasingly recognized that he opposed the observational (empirical) and mathematical analyses of nature.
These episodes will slip in smoothly in public school science classrooms, someday when all the schools reopen.
At a couple of points in episode 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson employs the “Book of Nature” metaphor, but he never gives its proper historical context. It’s actually a Christian concept.
The second season (2014) spun a misleading narrative celebrating the triumph of rational, secular scientific culture over benighted, supposedly irrational and anti-science religion.