Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Neil Degrasse Tyson on science literacy
This clip of an interview with astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson compliments his earlier comments on young scientists. Ehh, it’s remotely tangentially related to toddlerhood. I’m just a Neil Degrasse Tyson groupie.
The whole interview is 26 minutes. Here are links to the nine sections of the interview…
- How does a kid born in the Bronx end up being an astrophysicist?
- Were you always good at math and science?
- About the number of African-Americans in astronomy.
- About being born the same week NASA was founded.
- Are you guilty of killing Pluto?
- The science ladder: are you trying to open peoples’ minds to science and the universe? To many kids science is an intimidating thing.
- On Carl Sagan: on using celebrity to influence the next generation of nobodies (cool story).
- On Isaac Newton, the smartest guy who ever was.
- Fatherhood: You’re the father of two children. Are they interested in science?