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.
What if you want to learn about something a little meatier — in fact about the ultimate questions that have troubled human beings from the inception of our species?
Tyson ends his summary of cosmic history with a soaring narrative focused on earth. It sounds like the exalted prose of the book of Genesis.