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He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno Giordano Bruno]] to make it a cartoonish story of good scientist vs. evil church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending or pretentious at times, especially on his Twitter. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.


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He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno Giordano Bruno]] to make it a cartoonish story of good scientist vs. evil church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending condescending, pretentious, or pretentious insensitive at times, especially on his Twitter.Twitter--one notorious example saw him state that [[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/arts/neil-degrasse-tyson-el-paso.html more people die of the flu than from shootings]], shortly after a widely publicized shooting in El Paso. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.



Neil [=deGrasse=] Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and Creator/CarlSagan's [[SpiritualSuccessor direct successor]] as "Coolest Scientist in America", which is appropriate, as Sagan was Tyson's mentor, and was to a degree responsible for Tyson becoming an astrophysicist in the first place.

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Neil [=deGrasse=] Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and Creator/CarlSagan's [[SpiritualSuccessor direct successor]] as "Coolest Scientist Astrophysicist in America", which is appropriate, as Sagan was Tyson's mentor, and was to a degree responsible for Tyson becoming an astrophysicist in the first place.


In addition to his scientific endeavors, Tyson is [[RenaissanceMan a dancer (he won a gold medal in an International Latin Ballroom competition), a wrestler, a collector of fine wines, and a model rocketeer]]. In collaboration with UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, he's also opposed the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_Design Intelligent Design Movement]] and their attempts to include religion as part of school science curricula.

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In addition to his scientific endeavors, Tyson is [[RenaissanceMan a dancer (he won a gold medal in an International Latin Ballroom competition), a wrestler, a collector of fine wines, and a model rocketeer]]. In collaboration with UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, he's also opposed the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_Design Intelligent Design Movement]] and their attempts to include religion as part of religious-inspired pseudoscience in school science curricula.



He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno Giordano Bruno]] to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending or pretentious at times, especially on his Twitter. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.



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He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno Giordano Bruno]] to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church.good scientist vs. evil church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending or pretentious at times, especially on his Twitter. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.


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He has argued more than once that a society that isn't scientifically literate is a society without a future. To that effect, he has personally funded scholarships for students who seem especially bright and science-minded out of his own pocket. As an example: during a question-and-answer period at one lecture, a fourth grader asked Dr. Tyson, "What would happen if a black hole collided with another black hole?" Tyson was astounded by the question, and the boy now has a full scholarship to the university of his choice waiting for him. Dr. Tyson claims that he feels he has a duty to "pay Carl Sagan back" for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imS6H1JAkGY care and attention Dr. Sagan gave him]] while he (Tyson) was "just a high school student who wanted to be an astronomer".

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He has argued more than once that a society that isn't scientifically literate is a society without a future. To that effect, he has personally funded scholarships for students who seem especially bright and science-minded out of his own pocket. As an example: during a question-and-answer period at one lecture, a fourth grader asked Dr. Tyson, "What would happen if a black hole collided with another black hole?" Tyson was astounded by the question, and the boy now has a full scholarship to the university of his choice waiting for him. Dr. Tyson claims that he feels he has a duty to "pay Carl Sagan back" for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imS6H1JAkGY com/watch?v=42jfaS8QljU care and attention Dr. Sagan gave him]] while he (Tyson) was "just a high school student who wanted to be an astronomer".


And best of all, he is JustForFun/OneOfUs. His lectures frequently reference science fiction movies (he's especially a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan) and comic book characters (he collects ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''), and [[http://www.space.com/18348-neil-tyson-superman-krypton-planet.html helped DC Comics name the star that Krypton orbits]] (red dwarf [=LHS=] 2520 in the Corvus constellation) and even makes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo0qsauXeI a cameo appearance]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He provided the title for the WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY Onward to the Edge]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk We Are All Connected]]'', and appears in the videos. He appeared in season 4 episode 7 of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as well as in season 5 episode 16 of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. And as Sagan's successor, he hosted ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' series. He even guest narrated on WebVideo/CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With series to help provide scientific inaccuracies with the films, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and ''Film/TheMartian''. He plays Waddles the pig on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when he becomes hyper-intelligent (Waddles is normally "voiced" by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker). Something of a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'' and cameoed in the season 8 HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.

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And best of all, he is JustForFun/OneOfUs. His lectures frequently reference science fiction movies (he's especially a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan) and comic book characters (he collects ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''), and [[http://www.space.com/18348-neil-tyson-superman-krypton-planet.html helped DC Comics name the star that Krypton orbits]] (red dwarf [=LHS=] 2520 in the Corvus constellation) and even makes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo0qsauXeI a cameo appearance]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He provided the title for the WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY Onward to the Edge]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk We Are All Connected]]'', and appears in the videos. He appeared in season 4 episode 7 of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as well as in season 5 episode 16 of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. And as Sagan's successor, he hosted ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' series. He even guest narrated on WebVideo/CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With series to help provide scientific inaccuracies with the films, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and ''Film/TheMartian''. He plays Waddles the pig on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when he becomes hyper-intelligent (Waddles is normally "voiced" by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker). Something of a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'' and cameoed in the season 8 HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. He's also the voice you hear at the end of the song "Exist" in ''Music/AvengedSevenfold'''s 2016 album ''Music/TheStage''.


Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Doctor Tyson is one of the scientists (along with Brian Cox, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku, Creator/StephenHawking and several others) who have taken up the task, largely pioneered by Sagan, of bringing easy-to-understand science to the general public. He was the host of Creator/{{PBS}}'s science series ''Nova [=ScienceNow=]'' (spinoff of ''Series/{{NOVA}}''), has written multiple books (all easily understood by laymen) about astrophysical phenomena, and is a frequent guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. He also runs the ''Star Talk'' radio show, in which he and guest speakers discuss astronomy, science and science-fiction (often {{Lampshading}} {{Physics Goof}}s). It has also been adapted to television on Creator/NationalGeographicChannel.

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Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Doctor Tyson is one of the scientists (along with Brian Cox, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku, Creator/StephenHawking and several others) who have taken up the task, largely pioneered by Sagan, of bringing easy-to-understand science to the general public. He was the host of Creator/{{PBS}}'s science series ''Nova [=ScienceNow=]'' (spinoff of ''Series/{{NOVA}}''), has written multiple books (all easily understood by laymen) about astrophysical phenomena, and is a frequent guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. He also runs the ''Star Talk'' radio show, in which he and guest speakers discuss astronomy, science and science-fiction (often {{Lampshading}} {{Physics Goof}}s).ArtisticLicensePhysics). It has also been adapted to television on Creator/NationalGeographicChannel.


And best of all, he is OneOfUs. His lectures frequently reference science fiction movies (he's especially a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan) and comic book characters (he collects ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''), and [[http://www.space.com/18348-neil-tyson-superman-krypton-planet.html helped DC Comics name the star that Krypton orbits]] (red dwarf [=LHS=] 2520 in the Corvus constellation) and even makes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo0qsauXeI a cameo appearance]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He provided the title for the WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY Onward to the Edge]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk We Are All Connected]]'', and appears in the videos. He appeared in season 4 episode 7 of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as well as in season 5 episode 16 of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. And as Sagan's successor, he hosted ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' series. He even guest narrated on WebVideo/CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With series to help provide scientific inaccuracies with the films, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and ''Film/TheMartian''. He plays Waddles the pig on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when he becomes hyper-intelligent (Waddles is normally "voiced" by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker). Something of a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'' and cameoed in the season 8 HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.

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And best of all, he is OneOfUs.JustForFun/OneOfUs. His lectures frequently reference science fiction movies (he's especially a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan) and comic book characters (he collects ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''), and [[http://www.space.com/18348-neil-tyson-superman-krypton-planet.html helped DC Comics name the star that Krypton orbits]] (red dwarf [=LHS=] 2520 in the Corvus constellation) and even makes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo0qsauXeI a cameo appearance]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He provided the title for the WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY Onward to the Edge]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk We Are All Connected]]'', and appears in the videos. He appeared in season 4 episode 7 of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as well as in season 5 episode 16 of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. And as Sagan's successor, he hosted ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' series. He even guest narrated on WebVideo/CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With series to help provide scientific inaccuracies with the films, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and ''Film/TheMartian''. He plays Waddles the pig on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when he becomes hyper-intelligent (Waddles is normally "voiced" by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker). Something of a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'' and cameoed in the season 8 HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.


And best of all, he is OneOfUs. His lectures frequently reference science fiction movies (he's especially a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan) and comic book characters (he collects ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''), and [[http://www.space.com/18348-neil-tyson-superman-krypton-planet.html helped DC Comics name the star that Krypton orbits]] (red dwarf [=LHS=] 2520 in the Corvus constellation) and even makes a cameo appearance in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He provided the title for the WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY Onward to the Edge]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk We Are All Connected]]'', and appears in the videos. He appeared in season 4 episode 7 of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as well as in season 5 episode 16 of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. And as Sagan's successor, he hosted ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' series. He even guest narrated on WebVideo/CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With series to help provide scientific inaccuracies with the films, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and ''Film/TheMartian''. He plays Waddles the pig on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when he becomes hyper-intelligent (Waddles is normally "voiced" by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker). Something of a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'' and cameoed in the season 8 HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.

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And best of all, he is OneOfUs. His lectures frequently reference science fiction movies (he's especially a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan) and comic book characters (he collects ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''), and [[http://www.space.com/18348-neil-tyson-superman-krypton-planet.html helped DC Comics name the star that Krypton orbits]] (red dwarf [=LHS=] 2520 in the Corvus constellation) and even makes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo0qsauXeI a cameo appearance appearance]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He provided the title for the WebVideo/SymphonyOfScience songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akek6cFRZfY Onward to the Edge]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk We Are All Connected]]'', and appears in the videos. He appeared in season 4 episode 7 of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' as well as in season 5 episode 16 of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. And as Sagan's successor, he hosted ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' series. He even guest narrated on WebVideo/CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With series to help provide scientific inaccuracies with the films, ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and ''Film/TheMartian''. He plays Waddles the pig on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when he becomes hyper-intelligent (Waddles is normally "voiced" by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker). Something of a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/FutureWorm'' and cameoed in the season 8 HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.


He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of Giordano Bruno to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending or pretentious at times, especially on his Twitter. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.



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He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno Giordano Bruno Bruno]] to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending or pretentious at times, especially on his Twitter. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.




He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of Giordano Bruno to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church.



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He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of Giordano Bruno to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church.


good-scientist-evil-church. He has also gotten some flak for being too condescending or pretentious at times, especially on his Twitter. Regardless, he's done quite a lot for both the science community and the public, so it can be argued he's earned his spot on the shoulders of giants.




Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Doctor Tyson is one of the scientists (along with Brian Cox, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku, Creator/StephenHawking and several others) who have taken up the task, largely pioneered by Sagan, of bringing easy-to-understand science to the general public. He was the host of Creator/{{PBS}}'s science series ''Nova [=ScienceNow=]'' (spinoff of ''Series/{{NOVA}}''), has written multiple books (all easily understood by laymen) about astrophysical phenomena, and is a frequent guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. He also runs the ''Star Talk'' radio show, in which he and guest speakers discuss astronomy, science and science-fiction (often {{Lampshading}} {{Physics Goof}}s).

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Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Doctor Tyson is one of the scientists (along with Brian Cox, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku, Creator/StephenHawking and several others) who have taken up the task, largely pioneered by Sagan, of bringing easy-to-understand science to the general public. He was the host of Creator/{{PBS}}'s science series ''Nova [=ScienceNow=]'' (spinoff of ''Series/{{NOVA}}''), has written multiple books (all easily understood by laymen) about astrophysical phenomena, and is a frequent guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. He also runs the ''Star Talk'' radio show, in which he and guest speakers discuss astronomy, science and science-fiction (often {{Lampshading}} {{Physics Goof}}s).
Goof}}s). It has also been adapted to television on Creator/NationalGeographicChannel.


Neil [=DeGrasse=] Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and Creator/CarlSagan's [[SpiritualSuccessor direct successor]] as "Coolest Scientist in America", which is appropriate, as Sagan was Tyson's mentor, and was to a degree responsible for Tyson becoming an astrophysicist in the first place.

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Neil [=DeGrasse=] [=deGrasse=] Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and Creator/CarlSagan's [[SpiritualSuccessor direct successor]] as "Coolest Scientist in America", which is appropriate, as Sagan was Tyson's mentor, and was to a degree responsible for Tyson becoming an astrophysicist in the first place.


Neil [=DeGrasse=] Tyson (October 5, 1958-) is an American astrophysicist and Creator/CarlSagan's [[SpiritualSuccessor direct successor]] as "Coolest Scientist in America", which is appropriate, as Sagan was Tyson's mentor, and was to a degree responsible for Tyson becoming an astrophysicist in the first place.

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Neil [=DeGrasse=] Tyson (October (born October 5, 1958-) 1958) is an American astrophysicist and Creator/CarlSagan's [[SpiritualSuccessor direct successor]] as "Coolest Scientist in America", which is appropriate, as Sagan was Tyson's mentor, and was to a degree responsible for Tyson becoming an astrophysicist in the first place.


He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of Giordano Bruno to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church ([[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2014/03/dishonestcosmos/ a critique is here]]).



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He has been criticized by some for being a little too casual with facts when presenting popular science. On one occasion, he misattributed a quote to George Bush and argued that Bush was disparaging Islam ([[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/09/22/does-neil-degrasse-tyson-make-up-stories/ here's a summary of the controversy]]). In another case, critics argued that his series ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' oversimplified the case of Giordano Bruno to make it a cartoonish story of good-scientist-evil-church ([[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2014/03/dishonestcosmos/ a critique is here]]).


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Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Doctor Tyson is one of the scientists (along with Brian Cox, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku, Creator/StephenHawking and several others) who have taken up the task, largely pioneered by Sagan, of bringing easy-to-understand science to the general public. He was the host of Creator/{{PBS}}'s science series ''Nova [=ScienceNow=]'', has written multiple books (all easily understood by laymen) about astrophysical phenomena, and is a frequent guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. He also runs the ''Star Talk'' radio show, in which he and guest speakers discuss astronomy, science and science-fiction (often {{Lampshading}} {{Physics Goof}}s).

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Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Doctor Tyson is one of the scientists (along with Brian Cox, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku, Creator/StephenHawking and several others) who have taken up the task, largely pioneered by Sagan, of bringing easy-to-understand science to the general public. He was the host of Creator/{{PBS}}'s science series ''Nova [=ScienceNow=]'', [=ScienceNow=]'' (spinoff of ''Series/{{NOVA}}''), has written multiple books (all easily understood by laymen) about astrophysical phenomena, and is a frequent guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. He also runs the ''Star Talk'' radio show, in which he and guest speakers discuss astronomy, science and science-fiction (often {{Lampshading}} {{Physics Goof}}s).

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