Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments Of All Time, Part Four
“Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈniːl dəˈɡræs ˈtaɪsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.
Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal, he completed a bachelor’s degree in physics at Harvard University in 1980. After receiving a master’s degree in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, he earned his master’s (1989) and doctorate (1991) in astrophysics at Columbia University. For the next three years, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and the Princeton faculty as a visiting research scientist and lecturer. In 1996, he became director of the planetarium and oversaw its $210-million reconstruction project, which was completed in 2000.” Taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_deGrasse_Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson says:
“Cosmic abundances of the elements ranking them top to bottom most abundant to least number in the universe is hydrogen cool number, number two helium, very nice. Number three oxygen, four carbon, five nitrogen, my favorite element of them all other. Ok. So then life on Earth what´s the ranking of elements in life on earth, well all life contains water of some kind, all life is made of water and other waters made of hydrogen and oxygen. So hydrogens got to be pretty high up there, sure enough, it is the number one element of life on Earth, but what is next oh no we don´t actually have helium remember helium is a noble gas that does not interact with anything. So, helium is not in life on earth, you can inhale it but then you would sound like Mickey Mouse, by the way, Mickey owned Pluto, ok, which is an abomination of the mammalian order dogs eat mice. Okay, so I have to get to the bottom of that so I called up Dez I said how is it that a mouse owns a dog goes on there? ” Watch the video and find out what Neil deGrasse Tyson has to say about it.
Elements are forged in the universe and they become part of life as we know it. It is not imply the fact that we are in the Universe but ladies and gentleman the universe is in us.