Ha, coming from the American Library Association, the dart aimed at “anti-design theorists” Dawkins, Tyson, Nye is satisfying.
The universe may be intelligently designed and yet not be a simulation. The theory of intelligent design does not rise or fall with the simulation hypothesis.
In Copernicus’ day, the Earth was thought to be at the bottom of the universe, the “sump” where all the filth collected.
Curiously, Tyson has a future, quasi-religious myth of his own to promote: personal immortality through futuristic technology.
Dr. Tyson’s imagination wanders from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, to the Cambrian explosion.