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
- It may be that our cosmic curiosity… is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
- “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
- 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.’ –
- “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
- 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
- “Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
- “I believe in science. I believe in evolution. I believe in Nate Silver and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Christopher Hitchens. Although I do admit he could be a kind of an asshole. I cannot get behind some supreme being who weighs in on the Tony Awards while a million people get whacked with machetes. I
- It’s sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It’s about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way. – Adam Savage
- Adults are just kids with money. – Anonymous
- Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas. – Paula Poundstone