The Importance of Scientific Literacy

“At least once a week, if not once a day, we might each ponder what cosmic truths lie undiscovered before us, perhaps awaiting the arrival of a clever thinker, an ingenious experiment, or an innovative space mission to reveal them. We might further ponder how those discoveries may one day transform life on Earth.”
~Neil Tyson


  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    September 25, 2009

    He wants us to actually have a thought at least once a week or even once a day?

    That would cut into TV, i pod, reality show, fair and balanced Faux News, blog reading, commenting, texting, YouTube, Facebook and especially The Pron time.

  2. #2 Isabel
    September 25, 2009

    This is awesome, as usual. Neil degrasse Tyson is so cool! :)

    As far as scientific literacy goes, he is pretty much the answer to everyone’s prayers.

  3. #3 Isabel
    September 25, 2009

    I meant deGrasse Tyson of course:)