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Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson talk for A WHOLE HOUR.

Sometime tonight or in the next few days, take the time to listen to this conversation on the beauty of science between Richard Dawkins, the famous evolutionary biologist and author, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and director of the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.  You won’t regret it.  (I listened while doing the most thorough clean of my apartment since I moved in.  So productive!)

It’s a very interesting conversation – – the beauty of science, much speculation on the origins of life and intelligent life elsewhere (as you might expect from a clash of evolutionary biology and astrophysics), and, generally, simultaneous wonder at how much we know and how little we know.

But more than anything, here is a conversation between two of the greatest minds and communicators n science out there now.  They’re a little competitive, sure, but even though they are from different disciplines, their excitement just oozes from them.  The bromance is evident and it’s worth listening for that alone.

So take the hour.  Play it in the background when you’re doing housework later, or paint your nails, or knit, or whatever you crazies do.  It’s AWESOME!!!!

via Geekosystem

Written by Hanner

October 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm