I came across this video.
Man, how I miss science! I am a daughter of an engineer so I get a good explanation of anything that fascinated me. My father explained why airplanes fly (aerodynamics) and why a heavy ship does not sink (buoyancy). Plus, I went to a science high school where my classmates seemed to be really interested in science. Somewhere between trying to pass my subjects, my love for mathematics, surviving college and facing the real world, science took a backseat. The idea of wracking my brain on complicated subjects deterred me from digging deep into the exposing myself more into scientific endeavors. Today, there is no pressure for me to impress a teacher or get good grades. I am just trying to learn because I want to.
When I saw this interview by Stephen Colbert on Neil deGrasse Tyson, science became fascinating again. It helps that Stephen Colbert is an intelligent and witty interviewer and Neil deGrasse Tyson is a passionate speaker who can easily convey his message across. If you have time to spare, watch the video. I don’t want to write spoilers but Neil had a funny story about Titanic and James Cameron.
By the way, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the guy who demoted Pluto from being a planet. I just found out today that he appeared in an episode of one of my favorite TV shows, ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Check it out below:
Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
In case you are interested, Neil de Grasse Tyson wrote the books below.
Or follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/neiltyson He is listed as one of the Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. This is one of his twitter posts yesterday.
The inner geek in me is happy to find this page 🙂
Oh, I know the feeling! 😀