Science illiteracy is a threat to the nation, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told a crowd in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday night, according to a report by the Greensboro News & Record.
Tyson, the well-known Hayden Planetarium scientist and science communicator, told the crowd that the US is turning away from science, and that turning away from science leads societies to decline.
“The consequence of that is that you breed a generation of people who do not know what science is nor how and why it works,” he reportedly said. “You have mortgaged the future financial security of your nation. Innovations read more >>>