Science as Culture: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an anomaly. In a society obsessed with consumerism and celebrity culture, how does an astrophysicist have millions of Twitter followers? It’s a question the man himself has asked out loud in countless interviews. I, for one, am glad he’s owning his fame to help move the human race forward. This video is a bit long, but worth the watch. In it, he illustrates the plague behind America’s science plateau and how to fix it.