Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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There is something nagging me about this short diatribe by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For one, he seems to be saying that today’s attitude of general population towards science is somehow "worse" than it was at some undefined time in the past. Is there any evidence for this apart from deGrasse Tyson’s own recollections? Secondly, he insists that the general population should become "scientifically literate", but what does this mean exactly, apart from placing your faith in people who call themselves scientists, and repeating words and numbers after them (the famous e = mc^2 that deGrasse Tyson mentions — how many people who spew this formula can explain what it means, exactly)?

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