I am not nearly as smart as Dr. Tyson but I think what he believes can be summarized like this:
– There is a chance the universe is populated by beings vastly more intelligent than us humans.
– If that is true, then it is possible that they are so much more intelligent than we are they could have the ability to create us and the “reality” we believe we live in.
– If that is indeed possible, then, why wouldn’t they?
– Seriously ya’ll, why can’t we be living in a computer simulation or giant hologram or something?
Fine. OK. I get that there may be some fun in kicking around these deep thoughts if you’re a college freshman and you’re high. Or you’ve engaged in hundreds of, “Dude, what if The Matrix is totally real man?” conversations with your buddies while you were high.
But for serious scientists to legitimize this nonsense is absurd, especially when there is absolutely nothing but Philosophy 101 thinking to back it up. Isn’t science, after all, supposed to be a little more, well, “sciency” than this?
What this about, I think, is that we all know (Romans 1:20) that there is something out there, even though we might not be able to fully wrap our heads around the idea” that probably created the universe and everything in it.
Christians call this “something” a loving, omniscient, all-powerful, righteous, holy, faithful, just, and merciful God who created humans in His image, to love, and to have a relationship with.
Dr. Tyson, and those who think like he does, reject what they know in their hearts and instead believe the “something” might possibly (if it exists at all) be some sort of unknown superior being who thinks humans are “drooling, blithering idiots.”
I wouldn’t go so far as to call us drooling, blithering idiots. But I do think fool is appropriate.
“The fool [even if his foolishness is based on “smart science”] says in his heart, “There is no God.”
– Psalm 14:1
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