Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson


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@so_many_lives  @StarTalkRadioThe  methods and tools of science are exquisitely conceived to uncover objective truths from Nature. Modern civilization exists becaue of these objective truths -- understandings of the universe that will not later be found false. Of possible interest:

Since the Universe has no center, you can’t be it.

We call it science, but in the end, it’s just unbridled curiosity.

Ever look up at night and feel small? Don't. Instead feel large. Atoms in our bodies trace to the remnants of exploded stars. We are Stardust. We are alive in the universe. And the universe is alive within us.

The follks in this video argue that analogies between money and the solar system are all bad. So how about this one: If you had 200-Billion dollars, you could spend $1,000 per minute over five lifetimes.

If I were ever abducted by aliens, the first thing I’d ask is whether they came from a planet where fellow aliens also deny science.

In five billion years, our Milky Way begins to collide with the Andromeda galaxy. But not to worry. The Sun burns Earth to a crisp long before then.

Sometimes I wonder if people who aggressively seek political power are precisely those who should not be entrusted to wield it.

39-Down “Something that’s true whether or not you believe in it”

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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.

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Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.

SCIENTISTS: “We’ve produced the first-ever image of a supermassive Black Hole, 55-million light years away” RESPONSE: “Oooh!” SCIENTISTS: “We’ve concluded that humans are catastrophically warming Earth” RESPONSE: “That conflicts with what I want to be true, so it must be false”

In school, students cheat because the system values high grades more than students value learning.

In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

Look what happened the last time you didn’t vote.

I dream of a world where truth shapes people's politics, rather politics shaping what people think is true.

I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.

You Matter. Unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light squared. Then you Energy.