Well, Ronnie ol' buddy ol' pal (not). This is why. It's so that all of us can see that the emperor has no clothes and never did. All of us. Not just some kid who hasn't learned what happens to out spoken little shits who speak out of turn.
Honestly it's hard to find a shot of Carl Sagan from the eighties where he wasn't grinning like he'd just found the answer to all the puzzles in the universe and wasn't it fun to go looking for those puzzle pieces.