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Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: As an American, I grew up in an era where we led the world in everything. Everything! As an American, I grew up in an era where we led the world in everything. Everything!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: We need to look at NASA, not as a handout, but as an investment. We need to look at NASA, not as a handout, but as an investment.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: When I shop for fruit & melons I like to hold a grape next to a cantaloupe & think of Earth next to Jupiter. Then I eat Earth. When I shop for fruit & melons I like to hold a grape next to a cantaloupe & think of Earth next to Jupiter. Then I eat Earth.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: There is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance. There is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: It turns out our brain is sensitive, maybe too sensitive, to motion. It's a survival mechanism. It turns out our brain is sensitive, maybe too sensitive, to motion. It's a survival mechanism.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas. Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: If the people of Comic-Con ruled the world ... then tomorrow would be invented every day. If the people of Comic-Con ruled the world ... then tomorrow would be invented every day.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The telescope ... is a conduit to the cosmos. The telescope ... is a conduit to the cosmos.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I love the smell of the universe in the morning. I love the smell of the universe in the morning.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: One of the most significant events in our distant past is still perhaps the greatest mystery: the origins of life itself. One of the most significant events in our distant past is still perhaps the greatest mystery: the origins of life itself.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Doing what has never been done before is intellectually seductive, whether or not we deem it practical. Doing what has never been done before is intellectually seductive, whether or not we deem it practical.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children. Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: It's part of our pop culture to give animals human personalities and talents. It's part of our pop culture to give animals human personalities and talents.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree. The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: People who are scientists today are scientists in spite of the system, typically, not because of it. People who are scientists today are scientists in spite of the system, typically, not because of it.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The iron from that meteorite and the iron from your blood have common origin in the core of a star. The iron from that meteorite and the iron from your blood have common origin in the core of a star.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: It's the great tragedy - people employed in ways that don't fully tap everything they do best in life. It's the great tragedy - people employed in ways that don't fully tap everything they do best in life.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way. I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: How much would you pay ... for the Universe? How much would you pay ... for the Universe?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there's equal opportunity, Before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there's equal opportunity,
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: In life and in the universe it's always best to keep looking up. In life and in the universe it's always best to keep looking up.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: To earn the right to be criticized on a scientific level is a high compliment indeed. To earn the right to be criticized on a scientific level is a high compliment indeed.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The Venus transit is not a spectacle the way a total solar eclipse is a spectacle. The Venus transit is not a spectacle the way a total solar eclipse is a spectacle.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The Physics of Immortality, The Physics of Immortality,
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA. All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The last person I ever want working for me is someone who says 'that's not in my job description. The last person I ever want working for me is someone who says 'that's not in my job description.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Our five senses are faulty data-taking devices, and they need help. Our five senses are faulty data-taking devices, and they need help.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The day gets about one second longer every 67,000 years. The day gets about one second longer every 67,000 years.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I was born the same week NASA was founded, so we're the same age and feel some of the same pains, joys, and frustrations. I was born the same week NASA was founded, so we're the same age and feel some of the same pains, joys, and frustrations.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: There is no greater education than one that is self-driven. There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I'm often asked whether I believe in Global Warming. I now just reply with the question: "Do you believe in Gravity?" I'm often asked whether I believe in Global Warming. I now just reply with the question: "Do you believe in Gravity?"
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: God displayed a sense of humor when he configured the region between our legs an entertainment complex built around a sewage system. God displayed a sense of humor when he configured the region between our legs an entertainment complex built around a sewage system.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Italy valued cathedrals while Spain valued explorers. So worldwide, five times as many people speak Spanish than Italian. Italy valued cathedrals while Spain valued explorers. So worldwide, five times as many people speak Spanish than Italian.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: It may be that our cosmic curiosity ... is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder. It may be that our cosmic curiosity ... is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: If you're scientifically literate, the world looks very different to you, and that understanding empowers you. If you're scientifically literate, the world looks very different to you, and that understanding empowers you.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: On Venus you could cook a 16-inch pepperoni pizza in seven seconds, just by holding it out to the air. (Yes, I did the math.) On Venus you could cook a 16-inch pepperoni pizza in seven seconds, just by holding it out to the air. (Yes, I did the math.)
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I never got into 'Star Wars.' Maybe because they made no attempt to portray real physics. At all. I never got into 'Star Wars.' Maybe because they made no attempt to portray real physics. At all.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Curiously, light-loving green plants reject the Sun's green light, reflecting it back at you, which is why they look green. Curiously, light-loving green plants reject the Sun's green light, reflecting it back at you, which is why they look green.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Society needs to see science not as a luxury of funding but as a fundamental activity that drives enlightenment, economics, and security. Society needs to see science not as a luxury of funding but as a fundamental activity that drives enlightenment, economics, and security.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans. Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: What are you doing? Why are you concerning yourself with the meaning of meaning? What are you doing? Why are you concerning yourself with the meaning of meaning?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Imagination alone is not enough, because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine Imagination alone is not enough, because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams. The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: You don't take a dead cat to the vet. I mean you might, but why? You don't take a dead cat to the vet. I mean you might, but why?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The past is another planet. The past is another planet.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I've accomplished enough in life so that I do not fear death. I've accomplished enough in life so that I do not fear death.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning. When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: If the universe is anything, it should be fun. If the universe is anything, it should be fun.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I have yet to see a successful prediction about the physical world that was inferred or extrapolated from the content of any religions document. I have yet to see a successful prediction about the physical world that was inferred or extrapolated from the content of any religions document.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: When NASA says they're going into space, they don't mean up and back. They mean orbit. When NASA says they're going into space, they don't mean up and back. They mean orbit.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Need a distraction today? Not only does 12 + 1 = 11 + 2, but the letters "twelve plus one" rearrange to give you "eleven plus two." Need a distraction today? Not only does 12 + 1 = 11 + 2, but the letters "twelve plus one" rearrange to give you "eleven plus two."
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The Big Bang Theory: When geeky scientists can be main characters in a hit prime time series, you know there's hope for the world. The Big Bang Theory: When geeky scientists can be main characters in a hit prime time series, you know there's hope for the world.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Any time we are answer-driven rather than idea driven, we have lost the true meaning of education. Any time we are answer-driven rather than idea driven, we have lost the true meaning of education.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I don't want to die ... I don't want to die poor. Two great motivators in the history of human cultures. I don't want to die ... I don't want to die poor. Two great motivators in the history of human cultures.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: We are born of this universe, we live in this universe, and the universe is in us. We are born of this universe, we live in this universe, and the universe is in us.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there's no sign of intelligent life. Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there's no sign of intelligent life.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Everyone should have their mind blown once a day. Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The power and beauty of physical laws is that they apply everywhere, whether or not you choose to believe in them. The power and beauty of physical laws is that they apply everywhere, whether or not you choose to believe in them.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Photons are accurately and legitimately described as waves and particles at the same time. They are genuine wavicles. Photons are accurately and legitimately described as waves and particles at the same time. They are genuine wavicles.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I don't comment on the physics errors of 'Star Wars,' all right. I just - you let that one go. I don't comment on the physics errors of 'Star Wars,' all right. I just - you let that one go.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us. Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Yes, Einstein was a badass. Yes, Einstein was a badass.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Let there be no doubt that as they are currently practiced, there is no common ground between science and religion. Let there be no doubt that as they are currently practiced, there is no common ground between science and religion.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: We are, each of us, a little Universe We are, each of us, a little Universe
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The ordinary photon is a member of the boson family. The ordinary photon is a member of the boson family.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The universe's destiny has very little to do with the near-term destiny of Earth. The universe's destiny has very little to do with the near-term destiny of Earth.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Would a NASA reality show "Lunar Shore" be more popular than "Jersey Shore?" Civilization's future depends on that answer. Would a NASA reality show "Lunar Shore" be more popular than "Jersey Shore?" Civilization's future depends on that answer.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: And behold the greatest mystery of them all: an unopened can of diet Pepsi floats in water while an unopened can of regular Pepsi sinks. And behold the greatest mystery of them all: an unopened can of diet Pepsi floats in water while an unopened can of regular Pepsi sinks.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and didn't. That's what I fear. I don't fear death. I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and didn't. That's what I fear. I don't fear death.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean. Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: America 2012: The Learning Channel has HoneyBooBoo, History Channel has PawnStars: and the Science Channel has PumpkinChunkin America 2012: The Learning Channel has HoneyBooBoo, History Channel has PawnStars: and the Science Channel has PumpkinChunkin
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains. For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: Geek e-mail sign-off: No trees were killed to send this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Geek e-mail sign-off: No trees were killed to send this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes: The greatest teachers are the ones that turn a B student into an A student, or a failing student into a B student. The greatest teachers are the ones that turn a B student into an A student, or a failing student into a B student.