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Neil DeGrasse Tyson on “The Most Astounding Fact”

One thing I love about science is that it helps us connect the dots. The video below is narrated by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I was inspired by it. We all can take a pause and relish in the fact that when distilled all the way down, all of us are the same. On the other hand, American society is increasingly trashing science and empirical evidence to serve politics. Chinese leaders often caution their peers on the global stage to not politicize everything – interesting trend to observe.

  1. LOLZ
    March 7th, 2012 at 07:51 | #1

    The world would be a much better place if people were less divided and more united.

  2. Invitation for a talk
    March 8th, 2012 at 17:37 | #2

    I wasn’t sure where to put this, but I’ve been following Hidden Harmonies for a while, and I think Hidden Harmonies provide insightful and unique “outside” perspectives on China. I was wondering if you or yinyang would be interested in doing a talk at my college?

    If so, what dates will be the best (preferably in March or April this year, but we can also discuss tentatively for a future visit) and what would be the honorarium required? You can contact me at the e-mail I left.

  3. jxie
    March 11th, 2012 at 13:34 | #3

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is such an eloquent speaker.

    The caveat is it’s our current understanding of the universe: the heavier elements were formed in the fiery cores of the past dying stars. The romantic notion is that we all are the children of stardust — of course, when a pride of lions biting down their preys, the diners and the food all are also the children of stardust.

    According to our current knowledge, we only know about 4% of the universe — the rest in theory is dark energy and dark matter. As a species, there is just so much that we don’t yet know.

  4. Mikecheck
    March 12th, 2012 at 22:36 | #4

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a great science communicator. Thanks for posting this video and its good message.

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