Martian Sunrise

I just realized Neil deGrasse Tyson is several orders of magnatude more cool than I possibly imagined. Here, Dr. Tyson creates a new mixed drink at The Bell House bar celebrating the exploration of Mars during the StarTalk Live event last month.

Ingredients:

  • Rum
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • A lemon slice

This proves to me again that Tyson Hour is possibly one of the most uplifting lifestyle changes I’ve made as of late.

The problem isn’t religion, it’s ignorance

I was fulfilling my Tyson quota for the day and I came across this gem of a relatively calm interview (he’s very energetic when he’s passionate about something). It touches on the above point and many others that are not just logical, but are empirically observed fact.

I’ve always held this view, but it’s very satisfying to see someone like Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson espouse the same. God is quite safe from science. It’s OK to be religious, just not OK to be pushing ignorance in science class.

Disclaimer: I’m not religious, but I do have a philosophy I go by.

Dr. Tyson Hour

A proposal for dedicating a moment of our day for the betterment of all.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t get enough of this guy. I mean set aside the memes for a while, I mean actually listen to him and appreciate the fact that unlike many others in the scientific and even skeptic communities, he prides himself as an educator first. You can sense with every word that he values knowledge for the sake of knowledge more than anything else.

From hence forth I’m going to dedicate one hour of each day (may not be a contiguous hour, but will be 60 minutes total) for Tyson Time.

Here’s a small sample to get you started…

Skip to 15:30 for Tyson Time.

Skip to 11:30 for Tyson Time.