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.
Easier for slipping it into the public schools! It won’t alarm the parents nearly as much as an all-out siege on theism. Very clever, Dr. Tyson.
Perhaps partly because the world is preoccupied by COVID-19, a lot fewer people so far have seen the new Cosmos.
Tyson insists the Copernican demotion story is redemptive because it saves us from religious ignorance.
In a press conference yesterday about the coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used notably religious language.