Neil DeGrasse Tyson, reigning king of science, has released a video just ahead of Earth Day (April 22) to rally support for non-partisan issues like the survival of our species and being able to breathe air.
Despite the scientific and technological discoveries that fueled our nation's rise to prominence, Tyson claims science is being threatened more and more with each passing day. He says:
People have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not.
Tyson then put his hand over his mouth and acted like he was coughing, but everyone could hear he was actually saying "President Trump." This shot was cut out of the final video.
The video even features a very very cute clip of then-Congressman Mike Pence claiming evolution should be taught in schools "not as fact, but as theory." It's adorable. Tyson said in the video, produced with StarTalk Radio:
When you have people who don't know much about science standing in denial of it, and rising to power, that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy.
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