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#1. The cross pollination of disciplines is fundamental to truly revolutionary advances in our culture. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#2. Once something is answered, then there's another question. Hence the eternal quest. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#3. One trait stands out in nearly all meteorites: metal; they've got it. So, the best way to find a meteorite is to hear it first. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#4. If one evening you feel sad enough to cry, look up. Your tears will not fall and the starry night may bring joy to your soul. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#5. I'm on a crusade to get movie directors to get their science right because, more often than they believe, the science is more extraordinary than anything they can invent. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#6. Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#7. Something we all have as kids and is beaten out of us as adults. Parents come up to me, "How do I get my kids interested in science?" They're already interested in science. Just stop beating it out of them. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#8. nearly fourteen billion years ago, all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one-trillionth the size of the period that ends this sentence. Conditions - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#9. 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. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#10. We are, each of us, a little Universe - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#11. The need to create a new taxonomy that isn't just applying to our own solar system will become so evident and apparent that something will come out of it. I'm sure of it, even if it's not tomorrow. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#12. The problem in society is not kids not knowing science. The problem is adults not knowing science. They outnumber kids 5 to 1, they wield power, they write legislation. When you have scientifically illiterate adults, you have undermined the very fabric of what makes a nation wealthy and strong. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#13. It is astonishing to realize that until Galileo performed his experiments on the acceleration of gravity in the early seventeenth century, nobody questioned Aristotle's falling balls. Nobody said, Show Me! - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#14. When people believe a tale that conflicts with self-checkable evidence it tells me that people undervalue the role of evidence on formulating an internal belief system. Why this is so is not clear, but it enables many people to hold fast to ideas and notions based purely on supposition. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#15. 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. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#16. When Newton breached this philosophical barrier by rendering all motion comprehensible and predictable, some theologians criticized him for leaving nothing for the Creator to do. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#17. When we try to look farther into the universe we come to what appears to be the end of space but actually it's the beginning of time. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#18. The telescope ... is a conduit to the cosmos. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#19. Deep down within anyone there's a flame that maybe had gone dormant that can be fanned or ignited in case it had blown out. This is the flame of curiosity, the flame of wonder, of awe, of all the things that make you want to learn something more tomorrow than you knew today. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#20. One of my great laments is that education today seems to have ... be less about passion and more about process, more about tactic or technique. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#21. On the equator, where centrifugal forces are greatest, a 150-pound person will be a slender 149 pounds 14 ounces. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#22. I love the smell of the universe in the morning. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#23. We have people who believe they are scientifically literate but, in fact, are not. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#24. Would a NASA reality show "Lunar Shore" be more popular than "Jersey Shore?" Civilization's future depends on that answer. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#25. Space in general gave us GPS - that's not specifically NASA, but it's investments in space. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#26. Note, however, that you cannot simply add temperatures the way you can add volumes or weights. Two people in bed, each with body temperatures of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, do not normally create a 197.2 degree under-the-cover oven. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#27. 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. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#28. When a coincidence seems amazing, that's because the human mind isn't wired to naturally comprehend probability & statistics. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#29. I don't even understand why I have 1.7 million Twitter followers. Every day, I want to remind them and say, "Do you realize I'm an astrophysicist? Do you know what you're doing here?" - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#30. For generations, Americans have expected something new and better in their lives with every passing day - something that will make life a little more fun to live and a little more enlightening to behold. Exploration accomplishes this naturally. All we need to do is wake up to this fact. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#31. How much would you pay ... for the Universe? - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#32. Exploration is what you do when you don't know what you're doing. That's what scientists do every day. If a scientist already knew what they were doing, they wouldn't be discovering anything, because they already knew what they were doing. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#33. Science is not just about seeing, it's about measuring, preferably with something that's not your own eyes, which are inextricably conjoined with the baggage of your brain. That baggage is more often than not a satchel of preconceived ideas, post-conceived notions, and outright bias. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#34. And extracting one molecule's signature in spectral analysis from the rest of the signatures is hard work, sort of like picking out the sound of your toddler's voice in a roomful of screaming children during playtime. It's hard, but you can do it. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#35. 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. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#36. What would aliens say when told earthlings shift clocks twice a year to fool themselves into thinking there's more sunlight? - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#37. I as an astrophysicist, see the universe, feel the universe, smell the universe every day. Every day. And for people to say, I'm cool, I'm right here, it's all I need. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#38. These same oxygen atoms, normally found in pairs (O2), also combined in threes to form ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere, which serves as a shield that protects Earth's surface from most of the Sun's molecule-hostile ultraviolet photons. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#39. The Speed of Light: It's Not Just a Good Idea It's the Law. Unlike - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#40. I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and didn't. That's what I fear. I don't fear death. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#41. Let's say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can't do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#42. No matter what eyewitness testimony is in the court of law, it is the lowest form of evidence in the court of science. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#43. Wanna lose 1200 Calories a month? Drink a liter of ice water a day. You burn the energy just raising the water to body temp. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#44. For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#45. The leptons most familiar to the non-physicist are the electron and perhaps the neutrino; and the most familiar quarks are . . . well, there are no familiar quarks. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#46. Had Earth been much closer to the Sun, the oceans would have evaporated. Had Earth been much farther away, the oceans would have frozen. In either case, life as we know it would not have evolved. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#47. If you find life on Europa [Jupiter's moon], like, what would you call it? Would it be, like, Europeans? - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#48. The most successful people recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#49. It is the destiny of stars to collapse. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#50. I study the universe. It's the second oldest profession. People have been looking up for a long time. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#51. God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#52. Science literacy is an important part of what it is to be an informed citizen of society. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#53. We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#54. You don't take a dead cat to the vet. I mean you might, but why? - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#55. I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#56. One of the most significant events in our distant past is still perhaps the greatest mystery: the origins of life itself. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#57. A bullet fired level from a gun will hit ground at same time as a bullet dropped from the same height. Do the Physics. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#58. He invited people to sign a petition that demanded either strict control of, or a total ban on, dihydrogen monoxide ... Yes, 86 percent of the passersby voted to ban water (H2O) from the environment. Maybe that's what really happened to all the water on Mars. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#59. 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. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#60. Photography is a form of time travel. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#61. If you are that person, you are more likely to believe that God cured you, this invisible force, creator of the universe, cured you, than that you had three idiotic doctors diagnose you ... I taught physics to pre-med students who became doctors. Not all of them are smart, I assure you. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#62. 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. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#63. All information is good, even when it is bad. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#64. All tweets are tasty. Any tweet anybody writes is tasty. So, I try to have each tweet not simply be informative, but have some outlook, some perspective that you might not otherwise had. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#65. Some people think emotionally more often than they think politically. Some think politically more often than they think rationally. Others never think rationally about anything at all.
No judgment implied. Just an observation. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#66. Keep in mind that if you take a tour through a hospital and look at every machine with on and off switch that is brought into the service of diagnosing the human condition, that machine is based on principles of physics discovered by a physicist in a machine designed by an engineer. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#67. For most of human civilization, the pace of innovation has been so slow that a generation might pass before a discovery would influence your life, culture or the conduct of nations. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#68. But the moment the politicians start saying they are in denial of what the scientists are telling them, of what the consensus of scientific experiments demonstrates, that is the beginning of the end of an informed democracy. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#69. Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and you will emerge into another space-time created by the singularity of the black hole you just fell into? - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#70. I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#71. The power and beauty of physical laws is that they apply everywhere, whether or not you choose to believe in them. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#72. I believe that the manned space program can engage the public by advancing the space frontier. Every next mission takes you farther out in space than you were before, either technologically or in terms of distance. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#73. There are as many atoms in each molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. This is true for dogs, and bears, and every living thing. We are, each of us, a little universe. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#74. To the scientist, the universality of physical laws makes the cosmos a marvelously simple place. By comparison, human nature-the psychologist's domain-is infinitely more daunting. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#75. Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#76. A supernova is one of the most powerful explosions in the universe. It's so luminous, it can be seen across billions of light years. It releases as much energy in an instant as our sun will produce over its 10-billion-year lifetime. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#77. Computers have proved to be formidable chess players. In fact, they've beaten our top human chess champions. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#78. The Big Bang Theory: When geeky scientists can be main characters in a hit prime time series, you know there's hope for the world. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#79. iridium is one of the three heaviest (densest) elements on the Table - two cubic feet of it weighs as much as a Buick, which makes iridium one of the world's best paperweights, able to defy all known office fans. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#80. In all civilizations we've studied, all cultures that we know of across the Earth and across time have invested some kind of attempt to understanding where where, where they come from, and where they are going. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#81. In any city with lots of skyscrapers, lots of skyline, the moon seems bigger than it is. It's called the moon illusion. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#82. I knew my interest in the universe and I owned a telescope that I bought with money I earned by walking dogs. 50 cents per walk, per dog, and that accumulated quickly. I bought a camera, a telescope. I taught myself astrophotography. I did all this. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#83. The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#84. STARTING THE JOURNEY The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON - Author: Franklin Veaux
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#85. Since life on Earth is, so far, the only known example of life in the universe, our dilemma may simply be that we have no other examples to compare us with. If we did, then the life/non-life transition might look downright simple to us. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#86. Let's get China to leak a memo that says they want to build military bases on Mars. We'd be on Mars in twelve months. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#87. The universe is large and old, and the ingredients for life as we know it are everywhere, so there's no reason to think that Earth would be unique in that regard. Whether of not the life became intelligent is a different question, and we'll see if we find that. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#88. WhenIWasYourAge: It took a week to learn whether your photos came out okay. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#89. I can't think that leaving Earth once is enough. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#90. (Space programs are) a force operating on educational pipelines that stimulate the formation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians ... They're the ones that make tomorrow come. The foundations of economies ... issue forth from investments we make in science and technology. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#91. I agree that we should go back to the moon and on to Mars. We should treat all objects in the solar system, including comets and asteroids, as exploration targets. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#92. Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#93. I'm fascinated by the deaths of stars and the havoc they wreak on their environments. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#94. The school system is constructed to praise you if you get high grades. And if you get straight A's, you're the one that everyone puts forward, and they prognosticate that the straight-A person is the one most likely to succeed, because that's the way the school system is constructed and conceived. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#95. I claim that all those who think they can cherry-pick science simply don't understand how science works. That's what I claim. And if they did, they'd be less prone to just assert that somehow scientists are clueless. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#96. No astrophysicist would deny the possibility of life. I think we're not creative enough to imagine what life would be like on another planet. Show me a dead alien. Better yet, show me a live one! - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#97. This general flattening of objects that rotate is why Earth's pole-to-pole diameter is smaller than its diameter at the equator. Not by much: three-tenths of one percent - about twenty-six miles. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#98. To achieve this density of a neutron star at home, just cram a herd of 50 million elephants into the volume of a thimble. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#99. A modern example of this stunning knowledge of nature that Einstein has gifted us, comes from 2016, when gravitational waves were discovered by a specially designed observatory tuned for just this purpose. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#100. Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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