Ann Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson… IN SPAAAACE!
(But, really, does this mean she’ll be a bigger part of the show this time?)
[Science] is distrusted not because of what it can do, but because people don’t understand how it does what it can do — and that absence of understanding, or misunderstanding, of the power of science is what makes people afraid. … Just because you don’t understand it, doesn’t mean it’s bad for you — go figure out how it works! That’s why we need a scientifically literate electorate — so that when you go to the polls, you can make an informed judgment and you can draw your own conclusions rather than tune into a particular TV station to have your conclusions handed to you.
After the Pluto’s demotion from planet-status, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson received hate mail from thousands of elementary school children. Images via PBS
These are always interesting to see.
in which neil degrasse tyson holds up the page where he explains to superman what star the planet krypton orbits
Heh, guess what I just spent four hours writing a paper about?
I bet the kids who take Mesoamerican Prehistory next semester will have a different prompt for their third essay.
GREAT MINDS AT PLAY. One of the one-hour drawings I’ve been doing, available for purchasing by you right here. All the ones thus far are here. Subject suggestion: “Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye.”
I might diiiie.