Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tyson is probably the premier "popular" scientist that almost everyone is familiar with. He's always sensible; he's super personable, has a great sense of humor, and he's probably the most well-known scientist--an astrophysicist, no less--in the country. In this clip he's playing on a theme I touch on frequently, i.e., the ignorance of the American people. Although here there's a mixed message. On the one hand, he's optimistic about the course of science in the U.S., which is a result of people's interest in the subject. On the other, "children don't read horoscopes!"