The media needs to buy into this concept so that science advances as fast as fashion and special effects in our culture.
Last night, Neil Degrasse Tyson visited Vanderbilt. His visit inspired these brief remarks shared above. I recorded a few snippets of his opening remarks and views on science education.
Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and science communicator, discusses his arrival to Nashville, his talk, twitter, and his books in a very humorous way.
Tyson discusses the difficulties in advancing science education in America, the consequences it has on society, one way in which the fall of American science education can be reversed, and his responsibilities to educating the public, not congress.
Tyson discusses the decreasing trend line of American scientific literacy, the forces that want to change the science curriculum, and the national imperative in science literacy that his new show, COSMOS, will bring to Fox watchers.