Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk
You can't tell that to the devil I would imagine which is what all this science is ultimately creating - an evil God. Hence the expression the world is going to Hell. The Bible says clearly that everything is evil and controlled by the Devil so his win is our loss.
Well since men created God(s) as well, then he must be evil too.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan