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Humans aren’t as good as

Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

Big ideas big ambitious projects

Big ideas, big ambitious projects need to be embedded within culture at a level deeper than the political winds. It needs to be deeper than the economic fluctuations that could turn people against an expensive project because they’re on an unemployment line and can’t feed their families.

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

I want to put on

“I want to put on the table, not why 85% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences reject God, I want to know why 15% of the National Academy don’t.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The more I learn about

“The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

It may be that our cosmic curiosity… is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson