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  •  Mr. Tyson is a pretty busy guy, but if he is (13+ / 0-)

    amenable, there is no one who could do a better job, no one.

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

    by sjburnman on Wed May 08, 2013 at 03:01:59 PM PDT

    •  Short version - he cares! (4+ / 0-)
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      raatz, sjburnman, Mortifyd, pvasileff

      Dr. DeGrasse-Tyson presented an "hour-long" talk at my University that became an almost 3-hour affair because he kept answering question after question from the attendees.  While I missed the talk myself (something I greatly regret!), I've been told that it was rather amusing to watch the student moderator try to end things on time, then later, then even later while Dr. DeGrasse-Tyson kept calling on questioners.  

      Afterward, Dr. DeGrasse-Tyson stuck around to shake hands and speak to each and every interested person at the talk.  The University often pulls in top-name speakers, but very few of them are so fantastically invested in trying to make science (or whatever they're speaking about) personal.

      Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson for U.S. Science Laureate?  Hell yeah!

      You think it's hot? Imagine what it would be like if global warming really existed!

      by JSc on Wed May 08, 2013 at 07:27:31 PM PDT

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