Posts tagged with Neil Degrasse Tyson

I think the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple that you have taken for granted. That, I think, is the job of the poet. And so, the simplicity of the universe, I think, if it doesn’t drive you to poetry, it drives you to bask in the majesty of the cosmos.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, interviewed by Stephen Colbert

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Our Future in Space
- Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye

A panel of 3 of my most favorite people, and a women who I’ve never been introduced to until now, who seems awesome herself, discuss this fascinating prospect and question -

What is our future in space?

Edit: My main-man Neil kiiiiiiiiillllllls it about what has always fueled NASA.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson calls out Bill O’Reilly,

and the God of the Gaps argument. 

"The day you stop looking because you’re content God did it, I don’t need you in the lab. You’re useless on the frontier of discovering the nature of the world."

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‎The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via nedhepburn)

(Source: everydayepiphanies)

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