399 - Neil deGrasse Tyson: What is The Truth? The Real Science of Inquiry


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“If the world ends it's because people in power didn't listen to the warnings of physicists,” Neil deGrasse Tyson said. Neil is the world’s window into physics. And he just came out with a new book “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.” He told me how physicists think. And this kind of thinking can be used to make you a better communicator, help you to avoid conflict, make smart decisions, but he also told me odd stories. Like how Columbus used astrophysics to exploit power, why E = mc2 gave us atomic bombs, who the first trillionaire will be, why physics stops Neil from having normal fights with his wife and more. If you don’t think you "get" science, you’ll be a new person after this podcast.

Links and Resources

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk radio (Neil’s podcast)

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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The Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History

Richard Holbrooke

Key and Peele’s parody on Neil deGrasse Tyson

My interview with Naveen Jain - Ep. 135 “The Billionaire Who Wants to Go to The Moon”

Carl Sagan

Scientific American

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