Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back to the Drawing Board with Neil deGrasse Tyson

A nice explanation of what scientific thinking is and isn't, as well as a reminder of the faults of eyewitness testimony, from Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

On a side note, Tyson lives a few blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, and wrote very memorably about his experience of September 11, 2001.

1 comment:

Ms Sparrow said...

I love it!! He is so level-headed and personable that he really makes the point well.