Words in the Stars

I heard some words on this episode of Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson that I wanted to write them down somewhere:

(paraphrased slightly) People over-define the scientific method. You know what it is? Do whatever it takes to not fool yourself.

Isn’t that the cardinal rule for living! But hey, it’s tough to do, which is why it’s codified and taught to kids in school.

I recently saw Tyson on The Daily Show (see it here) and was impressed by his knowledge, his friendly demeanor, his adventurous spirit, and his wordcraft. On the same radio show linked above, I loved this image: “The universe is flinching.”

Right, quotes recorded.