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Myth-makers like Neil deGrasse Tyson think they have a superior source of human significance to substitute for the outdated, “childish” Judeo-Christian one
Atheists say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so.