The series, as hosted originally by Carl Sagan and now by Neil deGrasse Tyson, has two notable priorities.
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.
This work reminds me strongly of the Center for Science & Culture’s emphasis on analysis, evaluation, and examining the evidence in public school evolution education.
As University of Texas political philosopher J. Budziszewski points out, some scientists modify their message on evolution when speaking to the teachers.
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.