The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power.
There’s no better tribute to the power of ideas than a changed mind. Erik Strandness is a physician in Spokane, WA, practicing neonatal medicine.
“I was pitched to debate Sam Harris. That didn’t come off. I’m a bit sorry that didn’t happen.”
Everything comes together in a message that includes a creation myth, a story of sin (ecological sin), a salvation story, and even resurrection and ascension.
As a top science journal tells the story, the Galileo myth is relevant only to attack those who challenge the establishment consensus.