Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to the “God voice”

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.”

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