He's got a good point, but he's wrong. People say money is. People say religion is. People say war is. People say racism is. People say weapons are. Tell me, what created all these things that are considered the "root of all evil"? We did. But, what is evil? Evil is the opposite of good. If he thinks being poor is the root of all evil, that means he must thinks money is the root of all that's good.
In case someone misread my comment. I'm not saying humans are the root of all evil. I actually don't believe one exists.
False dilemma. The logical opposite is that he must believe "money is not the root of all evil", as negating "being poor" does not mean "rich"(there's a spectrum of wealth) and negating "root of evil" does not mean "root of all good" since "evil" negated is "not evil" and not "good"(there's a spectrum of morality).
Also, I'm pretty sure he straight up says that he's not saying that money is the root of all good in the video. But I might have misremembered.
The video displays a valid point, but it thought process behind it is the wrong though process. I say this regardless of whether you are r poor or not has nothing to do with being the root of evil. Evil is a state of mind, that some are born with, and for others it's a (learned act), to put it simply.
What he is saying is a lot more practical than your point of view, you have to admit. Mental states in terms of morality are not something we can currently measure. So, simply saying that "evil" is a state of mind kind of slows down the conversation(or makes it simply subjective philosophy) since you can't even speculate the root of "evil" if the term cannot even be fleshed out as anything more than a state of mind we infer/assume.
I guess you can say think of it as him saying its the root of acts of evil.
Ignorance is the root of all evil; individuals that choose a life revolving around such a concept are what cause chaos in the world. Science, which obviously involves knowledge and intelligence, is the best way to achieve prosperity, order, advancement, and peace in the world.
Animals lives do not revolve around such concepts as "good and evil" and there is still "chaos" in the wild, so you are most apparently wrong in regards to your second sentence/clause.
How exactly will we achieve prosperity and peace through all mighty science?