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Neil deGrasse Tyson & the Conflation of Physics & Pretentious Philosophy


A star-gazer by age nine, Neil deGrasse Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, then went on to earn a B.A. in physics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University. He has since received twenty honorary doctorates and more commendations than a one-page article can list, including People magazine's "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive."

He's hosted PBS's NOVA ScienceNOW, the science-comedy hybrid StarTalk, and the 2014 remake of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, to name a few, and has so far written eleven books. Since 1995, he has served as director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York...


 is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2017 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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