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quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

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
quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out--and we have only just begun. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out--and we have only just begun.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: 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. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

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.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If you're really successful at bullshitting, it means you're not hanging around enough people smarter than you. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If you're really successful at bullshitting, it means you're not hanging around enough people smarter than you.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: There's something about witnessing something in the sky that makes people think they're seeing something unique or special. I don't really understand the psychology of it, to be honest. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

There's something about witnessing something in the sky that makes people think they're seeing something unique or special. I don't really understand the psychology of it, to be honest.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: There's an old saying in the space community: 'If God wanted us to be a spacefaring species, he would have given us a moon'. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

There's an old saying in the space community: 'If God wanted us to be a spacefaring species, he would have given us a moon'.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: You don't want to raise a kid in a culture where the kid who asks the most questions is annoying. You want a culture where the kid who asks the most questions gets awards and gets another piece of ca… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

You don't want to raise a kid in a culture where the kid who asks the most questions is annoying. You want a culture where the kid who asks the most questions gets awards and gets another piece of cake.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If your belief system is not founded in an objective reality, you should not be making decisions that affect other people. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If your belief system is not founded in an objective reality, you should not be making decisions that affect other people.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The world, I think, has too many late-night talk shows. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The world, I think, has too many late-night talk shows.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If we have the power to turn another planet into Earth, then we have the power to turn Earth back into Earth. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If we have the power to turn another planet into Earth, then we have the power to turn Earth back into Earth.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science reveals that all life on Earth is one. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Science reveals that all life on Earth is one.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Some morning while your eating breakfast and you need something new to think about, though, you might want to ponder the fact that you see your kids across the table not as they are but as they once … with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Some morning while your eating breakfast and you need something new to think about, though, you might want to ponder the fact that you see your kids across the table not as they are but as they once were, about three nanoseconds ago.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Some air you inhale was exhaled by Cleopatra. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Some air you inhale was exhaled by Cleopatra.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: In five billion years, the sun will expand and engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

In five billion years, the sun will expand and engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Need a distraction today? Not only does 12 + 1 = 11 + 2, but the letters twelve plus one rearrange to give you eleven plus two. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Need a distraction today? Not only does 12 + 1 = 11 + 2, but the letters twelve plus one rearrange to give you eleven plus two.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Just to settle it once and for all: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg, laid by a bird that was not a chicken. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Just to settle it once and for all: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg, laid by a bird that was not a chicken.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that! And don't say I'll never be good. You can become better! and one day you'll wake up… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that! And don't say I'll never be good. You can become better! and one day you'll wake up and you'll find out how good you actually became.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If each dead person became a ghost, there'd be more than 100 billion of them haunting us all. Creepy, but cool. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If each dead person became a ghost, there'd be more than 100 billion of them haunting us all. Creepy, but cool.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Like no other science, astrophysics cross-pollinate s the expertise of chemists, biologists, geologists and physicists, all to discover the past, present, and future of the cosmos-and our humble plac… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Like no other science, astrophysics cross-pollinate s the expertise of chemists, biologists, geologists and physicists, all to discover the past, present, and future of the cosmos-and our humble place within it.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Publicly and among themselves biologists rightly celebrate the diversity of life on Earth... At the end of the day, however, their confession is heard by no one: they work with a single scientific sa… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Publicly and among themselves biologists rightly celebrate the diversity of life on Earth... At the end of the day, however, their confession is heard by no one: they work with a single scientific sample-life on Earth.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If there were biologists among the extremophiles organisms that live in extreme conditions, they would surely classify themselves as normal and any life that thrived in room temperature as an extremo… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If there were biologists among the extremophiles organisms that live in extreme conditions, they would surely classify themselves as normal and any life that thrived in room temperature as an extremophile.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Wow, monitor lizards are pretty gnarly creatures. I want to go with the monitor lizard. That's just weird enough to be true. No? with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Wow, monitor lizards are pretty gnarly creatures. I want to go with the monitor lizard. That's just weird enough to be true. No?

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: There is no true understanding of Biology without Chemistry. And there's no true understanding of Chemistry without Physics. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

There is no true understanding of Biology without Chemistry. And there's no true understanding of Chemistry without Physics.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: When you organize extraordinary missions, you attract people of extraordinary talent who might not have been inspired by or attracted to the goal of saving the world from cancer or hunger or pestilen… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

When you organize extraordinary missions, you attract people of extraordinary talent who might not have been inspired by or attracted to the goal of saving the world from cancer or hunger or pestilence.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: To govern a society shared by people of emotion, people of reason, and everybody in between--as well as people who think their actions are shaped by logic but in fact are shaped by feelings or nonemp… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

To govern a society shared by people of emotion, people of reason, and everybody in between--as well as people who think their actions are shaped by logic but in fact are shaped by feelings or nonempirical philosophies--you need politics.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Miniaturization of electronics started by NASA's push became an entire consumer products industry. Now we're carrying the complete works of Beethoven on a lapel pin listening to it in headphones. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Miniaturization of electronics started by NASA's push became an entire consumer products industry. Now we're carrying the complete works of Beethoven on a lapel pin listening to it in headphones.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I was born the same week NASA was founded, so we're the same age and feel some of the same pains, joys, and frustrations. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I was born the same week NASA was founded, so we're the same age and feel some of the same pains, joys, and frustrations.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: No one with a living room radio that was a piece of furniture at the time would say, gee. I want to carry that around on my hip pocket. That was not a thought until NASA initiated this whole exercise… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

No one with a living room radio that was a piece of furniture at the time would say, gee. I want to carry that around on my hip pocket. That was not a thought until NASA initiated this whole exercise. So there's an influence that's not just spinoff.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The miniaturization of electronics, which ultimately was driven by the marketplace, was started by NASA, because it costs money to get something into orbit. So you want to trim your electronics, mini… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The miniaturization of electronics, which ultimately was driven by the marketplace, was started by NASA, because it costs money to get something into orbit. So you want to trim your electronics, miniaturize your electronics, miniaturize your satellites.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.'s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.'s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: When NASA says they're going into space, they don't mean up and back. They mean orbit. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

When NASA says they're going into space, they don't mean up and back. They mean orbit.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Would a NASA reality show Lunar Shore be more popular than Jersey Shore? Civilization's future depends on that answer. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Would a NASA reality show Lunar Shore be more popular than Jersey Shore? Civilization's future depends on that answer.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: We are star dust in the highest exalted way, called by the universe, reaching out to the universe. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

We are star dust in the highest exalted way, called by the universe, reaching out to the universe.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: For your own safety, do not ever tell an astrophysicist, I hope all your stars are twinkling. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

For your own safety, do not ever tell an astrophysicist, I hope all your stars are twinkling.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: There's as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

There's as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Does the full moon affect people's behavior, you ask? Yup. It makes people think the full moon affects people's behavior. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Does the full moon affect people's behavior, you ask? Yup. It makes people think the full moon affects people's behavior.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I love the smell of the universe in the morning. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I love the smell of the universe in the morning.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I think of space not as the final frontier but as the next frontier. Not as something to be conquered but to be explored. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I think of space not as the final frontier but as the next frontier. Not as something to be conquered but to be explored.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: When you put money directly to a problem, it makes a good headline. It makes a good campaign slogan. You get to claim that you've engaged in these activities within an election cycle. But certain inv… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

When you put money directly to a problem, it makes a good headline. It makes a good campaign slogan. You get to claim that you've engaged in these activities within an election cycle. But certain investments take longer than an election cycle.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The problem is that many people operate on the assumption that NASA should go to Congress every year with hat in hand and justify it every year. Well, I see it as the greatest economic driver that th… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The problem is that many people operate on the assumption that NASA should go to Congress every year with hat in hand and justify it every year. Well, I see it as the greatest economic driver that there ever was. Economic drivers don't need justification.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: You can't come away with this cosmic perspective thinking that you are better than others and want to fight. That's why you'll never have astrophysicists leading nations into war. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

You can't come away with this cosmic perspective thinking that you are better than others and want to fight. That's why you'll never have astrophysicists leading nations into war.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Just think for how long humanity was controlled by mystical, magical thinking -- the diseases and suffering that led to. We managed to survive, but just barely. It wasn't pretty. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Just think for how long humanity was controlled by mystical, magical thinking -- the diseases and suffering that led to. We managed to survive, but just barely. It wasn't pretty.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: We explore our environment, more than we are compelled to utter poetry, when we're toddlers. We start doing that later. Before that happens, every child is a scientist. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

We explore our environment, more than we are compelled to utter poetry, when we're toddlers. We start doing that later. Before that happens, every child is a scientist.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: It's the great tragedy -- people employed in ways that don't fully tap everything they do best in life. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

It's the great tragedy -- people employed in ways that don't fully tap everything they do best in life.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The methods and tools of science perennially breach barriers, granting me confidence that our epic march of insight into the operations of nature will continue without end. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The methods and tools of science perennially breach barriers, granting me confidence that our epic march of insight into the operations of nature will continue without end.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The universe is almost 14 billion years old, and, wow! Life had no problem starting here on Earth! I think it would be inexcusably egocentric of us to suggest that we're alone in the universe. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The universe is almost 14 billion years old, and, wow! Life had no problem starting here on Earth! I think it would be inexcusably egocentric of us to suggest that we're alone in the universe.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: NASA has spin-offs, and it's a huge and very impressive list, including accurate and affordable LASIK eye surgery. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

NASA has spin-offs, and it's a huge and very impressive list, including accurate and affordable LASIK eye surgery.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: People generally don't recognize how long it takes to conceive, publish, and write a book. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

People generally don't recognize how long it takes to conceive, publish, and write a book.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I get enormous satisfaction from knowing I'm doing something for society. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I get enormous satisfaction from knowing I'm doing something for society.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: As a citizen, as a public scientist, I can tell you that Einstein essentially overturned a so strongly established paradigm of science, whereas Darwin didn't really overturn a science paradigm. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

As a citizen, as a public scientist, I can tell you that Einstein essentially overturned a so strongly established paradigm of science, whereas Darwin didn't really overturn a science paradigm.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: There's a lot of memorization that goes on in school. You memorize vocabulary words and all these sorts of things. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

There's a lot of memorization that goes on in school. You memorize vocabulary words and all these sorts of things.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Private enterprise can never lead a space frontier. It's not possible because a space frontier is expensive, it has unknown risks and it has unquantified risks. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Private enterprise can never lead a space frontier. It's not possible because a space frontier is expensive, it has unknown risks and it has unquantified risks.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Mars once was wet and fertile. It's now bone dry. Something bad happened on Mars. I want to know what happened on Mars so that we may prevent it from happening here on Earth. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Mars once was wet and fertile. It's now bone dry. Something bad happened on Mars. I want to know what happened on Mars so that we may prevent it from happening here on Earth.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: I always try to get people a different outlook. When you do that, people take ownership of the information. They don't ever have to reference me because, I'd like to believe as an educator, I'm empow… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

I always try to get people a different outlook. When you do that, people take ownership of the information. They don't ever have to reference me because, I'd like to believe as an educator, I'm empowering them to have those thoughts themselves.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Let's find a new way to think about the entire taxonomy of solar system objects, and not clutch to this concept of 'planet,' which, of course, only ever meant, 'Do you move against the background sta… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Let's find a new way to think about the entire taxonomy of solar system objects, and not clutch to this concept of 'planet,' which, of course, only ever meant, 'Do you move against the background stars, regardless of what you're made of?'

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That's a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don't know what you're doing. That's what scientists do every day. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That's a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don't know what you're doing. That's what scientists do every day.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The cross pollination of disciplines is fundamental to truly revolutionary advances in our culture. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The cross pollination of disciplines is fundamental to truly revolutionary advances in our culture.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: The humblest person in this world is the astrophysicist. Because we are face to face with our ignorance every single day. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

The humblest person in this world is the astrophysicist. Because we are face to face with our ignorance every single day.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If a scientist is not befuddled by what they're looking at, then they're not a research scientist. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If a scientist is not befuddled by what they're looking at, then they're not a research scientist.

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quote by 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 unde… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

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.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: If you slid Pluto to where Earth is right now, heat from the sun would evaporate that ice, and it would grow a tail. Now that's no kind of behavior for a planet. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

If you slid Pluto to where Earth is right now, heat from the sun would evaporate that ice, and it would grow a tail. Now that's no kind of behavior for a planet.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: All the nine-planet people out there: Get over it. There's eight. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

All the nine-planet people out there: Get over it. There's eight.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn't compose the 'Ninth Symphony,' no one else before or after is going to compose the 'Ninth Symphony' that he comp… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn't compose the 'Ninth Symphony,' no one else before or after is going to compose the 'Ninth Symphony' that he composed; no one else is going to paint 'Starry Night' by van Gogh.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: In nature, when you conduct science, it is the natural world that is the ultimate decider in what is true and what is not. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

In nature, when you conduct science, it is the natural world that is the ultimate decider in what is true and what is not.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Computers have proved to be formidable chess players. In fact, they've beaten our top human chess champions. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Computers have proved to be formidable chess players. In fact, they've beaten our top human chess champions.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Space in general gave us GPS -- that's not specifically NASA, but it's investments in space. with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

Space in general gave us GPS -- that's not specifically NASA, but it's investments in space.

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quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: When you innovate, you create new industries that then boost your economy. And when you create new industries and that becomes part of your culture, your jobs can't go overseas because no one else ha… with background image: photo of author Neil deGrasse Tyson with quote

When you innovate, you create new industries that then boost your economy. And when you create new industries and that becomes part of your culture, your jobs can't go overseas because no one else has figured out how to do it yet.

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