The story behind the Selfie
Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining the Cosmic Perspective and why we “look up” at SXSW. I implore you to look up other videos of him on YouTube. He’s amazing at what he does and truly inspirational.
I think scientific literacy, especially a scientifically literate electorate, is one of the most important pillars of any society and is gaining momentum. As Dr. Tyson mentions, science is becoming mainstream.
To deny science- to deny facts- is, to me, one of the worst things a populace could ever do. To stifle scientific growth and exploration is to doom your society to extinction.
I wish more people would look up to men and women like Dr. Tyson and Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.
Anyway. Just don’t let yourself stop exploring, stop wondering, stop being curious, stop questioning. Don’t be content in ignorance and, above all else, never close your mind to discovery and change. Without change, we can’t grow. So we cannot fear it.
Don’t be content with ignorance.
*jumps off high-horse* *returns to teenage existence*
“There are many kinds of stars. Some are bright like the sun, some are dim. The greatest stars are ten million times larger than the smallest ones. Some stars are old beyond imagining, more than ten billion years of age. Others are being born right now.”
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
“Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson”
It’s a long video (I listened to it while photo editing). Aside from the intro, so interesting.
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
―Neil deGrasse Tyson
These photos are on the shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, a competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be posted here on September 18.
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Neil Degrasse Tyson: Cosmic Curiosity 2014