The New Yorker profiles Neil deGrasse Tyson (behind paywall):
“Tyson refuses to take explicit political positions in public, or to criticize elected officials, even those who reject evolution; he would rather invest his energies in creating a more enlightened electorate.”
This seems much better than the Bill Nye approach. Arguing with creationists is a losing game.
He also gives us a glimpse into the childhood visit to the Hayden Planetarium that turned him onto astronomy:
“After that one session with the deep voice of the planetarium director – the God voice – resonating in the cavity of the dome, looking at the universe. That is some pretty impactful life experience.”