The quest for truth has never been easy, and has on more than a few occasions been known to make one unpopular.
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.
Maybe life is not a tree but, as biologists are finding to be increasingly likely, a forest or an orchard. But then what are the consequences for strict naturalism?
Those of us in the community that seeks to advance the theory of intelligent design live in his presence every day. And we will continue to do so even following his death.
If he could speak to us now, Johnson might remark that his 2019 obituary shows how times have changed — and not necessarily for the better.