Project Friday: Neil deGrasse Tyson

March 16, 2012

If you don't already have a Netflix movie set to run, or your date just cancelled, or you just cancelled your date and don't really have to wash your hair, or you really have a burning desire to think more about curiosity and creativity, spend some time tonight or this weekend, watching Stephen Colbert (as Stephen Colbert real person, not Stephen Colbert character from the Colbert report) interviewing Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Use this link if the embedded video doesn't work.)

Their discussion touches on the fundamental reasons why science matters. Embrace your curious mind and childlike wonder. It's always better to know.

    • Tomika
    • March 16, 2012

    Thank you for sharing! I am a fan of both men. I always find Neil deGrasse Tyson’s energy infectious and was lucky enough to see him speak once at the American Museum of Natural History.

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    He IS an interesting individual to listen to….was also on Bill Maher not long ago…I think I want to read his book.

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    Pattie, they are making a new or continued or somehow revisited “Cosmos” show (originally with Carl Sagan) that Tyson is doing so you can watch for that as well.

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    Tomika, I hear Tyson on public radio while I was driving my car and mentioned him to my computer guy and he gave me this link. I like his energy as well. I wish it would catch on.

    • Leslie Schramm
    • March 16, 2012

    should take you to the BBC Radio’s

    “Infinite Monkey Cage”, Science explained and debated, informative, funny and makes you want to learn more; every show

    • Miriam
    • March 16, 2012

    Roz, thank you for sharing this! 🙂

    • LizzieBo
    • March 17, 2012

    Not about this post at all, but fun weekend web exploring, I guess. Do you know this blog by Leigh Reyes My LIfe as a Verb ( ? She has posts up about ink and glass pens and I thought of you. Thanks for the link. They (Colbert and Tyson) are wonderful.

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    LizzieBo, Nope I didn’t know Reyes blog and it was great fun to check it out because she was talking about a cool oxgall ink that looked like a lot of fun and then in the next post was going to Green and Stone in London, where I’ve wanted to go because they have some sketchbooks that I wanted to buy—so I got to see inside the store which looks very interesting. That’s for some Saturday fun!

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    P.S. LizzieBo, I’ve never used a glass pen though. I’ve tried one in a store, but I didn’t like it so it was a one time thing. I’m sure you have to try many to find one that works for you but I like a very fine nib and the line I got wasn’t fine. And I love the way metal cuts into the paper and that doesn’t happen with the glass pens. Besides which I’m sure I’d drop it sooner, rather than later—I tend to avoid obvious future unhappiness.

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    Thanks for sharing this, Roz. Jack and I watched the whole thing together and it prvoked several long discussions and debates afterwards,

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    Danny, thank you for suggesting people what it with their kids. I’m glad you and Jack found it interesting.

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    I have not the chance to listen to these two men who are both known internationally I may say. However, when I have read all the comments above, I can sense that they are both good in talking and get the audience hooked with them.

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    Anne, I hope you have a chance to watch it. It’s a very interesting dialog. Science matters and encouraging the younger generation to know this is so very important.

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