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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Quotes

Most places in the universe will kill life instantly‚ÄĒinstantly! People say "Oh, the forces of nature are just right for life." Excuse me. Just look at the volume of the universe where you cant live. You will die instantly.
— Neil DeGrasse Tyson —

I would teach how science works as much as I would teach what science knows. I would assert (given that essentially, everyone will learn to read) that science literacy is the most important kind of literacy they can take into the 21st century. I would undervalue grades based on knowing things and find ways to reward curiosity. In the end, it's the people who are curious who change the world.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct
if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

People don't think the universe be like it is, but it do.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Somehow it's O.K. for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet if I said, 'I never learned to read,' they'd say I was an illiterate dolt.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

You will never find scientists leading armies into battle. You just won't. Especially not astrophysicists - we see the biggest picture there is. We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Any astrophysicist does not feel small looking up at the universe; we feel large.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

I don't comment on the physics errors of 'Star Wars,' all right. I just - you let that one go.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

One thing in life is for certain, the more profoundly baffled you have been in your life, the more open your mind becomes to new ideas.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Science is not just 'Here are some facts, learn that'. There's a thread through these stories that, if you know how to tell it because you know how they connect, then it's a thread that will land right in your mind, body and soul.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

People are really excited about robotic exploration. I understand the feeling there because, in fact, robots can do things humans can't. They can survive harsh conditions, they can explore places we would never go, plus you never actually have to bring them back.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

It is astonishing to realize that until Galileo performed his experiments on the acceleration of gravity in the early seventeenth century, nobody questioned Aristotle's falling balls. Nobody said, Show Me!

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

UV is bad for molecules because its high energy breaks the bonds between a molecule's constituent atoms. That's why UV is bad for you, too: it's always best to avoid things that decompose the molecules of your flesh.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

I can't think that leaving Earth once is enough.

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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