Alexander H. Stephens was Vice President of the Confederacy. In 1861 he delivered an oration justifying slavery and rebellion on scientific grounds.
Never has it been more important to look beyond a superficial materialist worldview and see our lives again in a transcendent framework.
As a top science journal tells the story, the Galileo myth is relevant only to attack those who challenge the establishment consensus.
Despite the significance of Agassiz’s scientific accomplishments, his heavy historical baggage cannot be lightly discarded or ignored.
Curiously, Tyson has a future, quasi-religious myth of his own to promote: personal immortality through futuristic technology.