I am glad that a funny meme brought this scientist to my attention.
I wasn't a big supporter of NASA funding before listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking to the importance of it. Now I understand better space exploration helps to create the American identity, pushes us to dream, and inspires scientific inquiry. If we want young people to study science we need to bring logic to it including the the promise of jobs and opportunities. But we should spark a romantic interest and a love for exploring in young people too. Space exploration captures are imagination does just that for people of all ages.
I am willing to pay more in taxes for space exploration. I think it is worth it. Do you?
Please share this video with young people.
My writing isn't as moving as Neil deGrasse Tyson. Watch the video, it is worth it.