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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...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked in software development with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she works as Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2017 Copyright © 2022 Salvo |


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