Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Some Important Words About The State Of Science In America


“When you have an established scientific emergent truth it is true whether or not you believe in it and the sooner you understand that the faster we can get on with the political conversations about how to solve the problems that face us.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Earlier this week Neil deGrasse Tyson released a four minute video containing what he believes may be “the most important words I have ever spoken.” The video, entitled “Science in America,” features a noticeably frustrated Tyson discussing the state of science in today’s society and the impact of “science deniers” on our ability to efficiently and effectively address issues, such as climate change, where the science is indisputable. While Tyson talks specifically about the US his message is one that should be heard in countries, such as Australia, where political leaders push their own agenda or beliefs ahead of scientific fact.