+ Science Link: Stephen Colbert & Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Stephen Colbert interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson
 
Watch this for a great experience, as funny Stephen Colbert interviews the hugely entertaining astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson in a one on one presentation.
   
Do note — it’s an hour and a half long (1.24.42).  
 
If you begin at the 5 minute mark you’ll avoid the headmaster’s intro.  Learn
 
  • Why science matters. 
  • Astrophysics.
  • Quantum mechanics. 
  • The brown planet heading toward earth (that doesn’t exist).
  • How scientists think.
  • How to foster Scientific Literacy in kids, in schools, as policy.
 Michael Farraday tried to explain the value of his discovery: that running a wire through a magnetic field makes “something happen.” That something became electricty.
 
Parliament asked him “Why should we fund this toy?  How does it matter to the King, or to the British Empire?”
 
He responded (we are told), “I don’t know… but someday you’ll be taxing it.”
 
 
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