I think whenever people finish their formal education, they say, “I’m done learning!” And then they want to make money off of what they have learned. Many people willingly stop the growth of their own minds! Nobody else forced that; they said they were done learning and they didn’t buy any more books or make discoveries or turn over the rock or see what’s beyond the valley. But fortunately there are enough people in society who continue to do those things—and those are the folks that shake the world.
Neil deGrasse Tyson shows off his dance moves [x]
So, if we ask ourselves, ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ It would be—in spite of my diatribe about UFOs, I tell you in the same breath that it would be inexcusably egocentric to suggest that we are alone in the cosmos. The chemistry is too rich to declare that, the universe too vast. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand in all the beaches of the world. There are more stars in the universe than all the sounds and words ever uttered by all humans who have ever lived.
L - R: Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, LEVAR BURTON
I’ve had crushes on every one of these dudes.
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