Evans et al. (2021) seem to have been well aware of the circular reasoning in their argument.
Fans of H. G. Wells are probably familiar with his 1904 short story, “The Country of the Blind.”
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.
Maybe life is not a tree but, as biologists are finding to be increasingly likely, a forest or an orchard. But then what are the consequences for strict naturalism?
Take a look at a plant that takes nothing but gives everything. Why should it deliver so much good to so many?