In our class discussion on the New Atheist movement, we have seen polarized views spanning from the "delusions of grandeur" put forth by Richard Dawkins to the Karen Armstrong's opinion that the New Atheist movement is based on "poor Theology," or the lack of religious education.
In this video, we see the opinion of another New Atheist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, who primarily focuses on questions of cosmology, evolution and galactic astronomy. (You might recognize his face from the video a few weeks ago- "Reflecting on Battlestar Galactica!") However, in this particular video, we see him commenting on the relationship between religion and science.
How does DeGrasse Tyson's argument correlate with the arguments of New Atheist thinkers? How does it depart?
Do you think his idea is idea is correct that "we would've never left the cave" without scientists questioning religion?