As a top science journal tells the story, the Galileo myth is relevant only to attack those who challenge the establishment consensus.
Tyson insists the Copernican demotion story is redemptive because it saves us from religious ignorance.
“We can detect more than a thousand problems that had to be solved in advance for life to be able to develop on Earth,” says chemist Marcos Eberlin.
During the Q&A, an attendee asked why intelligent design proponents don’t just come out and explicitly say the designer is God.
Myth-makers like Neil deGrasse Tyson think they have a superior source of human significance to substitute for the outdated, “childish” Judeo-Christian one