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Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Ever since there have been people, there have been explorers, looking in places where other hadn't been before. Not everyone does it, but we are part of a species where some members of the species do, to the benefit of us all.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
If that's how you wanna invoke your evidence for god, then god is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance, thats getting smaller, smaller and smaller as time goes moves on.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Interview, 2011)
After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Death by Black Hole, 2007)
When your reasons for believing something are justified ad hoc, you are left susceptible to further discoveries undermining the rationale for that belief.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Pluto Files, 2009)
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
What are the lessons to be learned from this journey of the mind "through the universe"? That humans are emotionally fragile, perennially gullible, hopelessly ignorant masters of an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos. Have a nice day.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Death by Black Hole, 2007)
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
One thing 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 (Death by Black Hole, 2007)
Chimpanzees are an evolutionary hair's-width from us.... Now imagine a species on Earth, or anywhere else, as smart compared with humans as humans are compared with chimpanzees. How much of the universe might they figure out?
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Death by Black Hole, 2007)
We can trace the elements. They were forged in the centers of high-mass stars that went unstable at the ends of their lives, they exploded, scattered their enriched contents across the galaxy, sprinkled into gas clouds that then collapsed and formed stars and planets and life.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science is something to be proud of, it allows us to understand the world inspite of ourselves.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Interview, 2011)
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
I am proud to be part of a species where a subset of its members willingly put their lives at risk to push the boundaries of our existence.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Sky Is Not the Limit, 2004)
We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I have found that when calculating what no one has calculated before, like my observing sessions on the mountain, my mental acuity peaks. Ironically, these are the times that I would flunk the reality check normally reserved for mental patients and dazed boxers: What is your name? What day is it? Who is the president of the United States?... I do not know, and I do not care. I am at peace with my equations as I connect to the cosmic engines that drive our universe.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Sky Is Not the Limit, 2004)
Neil deGrasse Tyson Biography

Born: October 5, 1958

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and science popularizer. He is known for his appearances on various tv-shows and events.
Most notably
"Nova scienceNOW."

 


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