Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Our friend, Neil deGrasse Tyson (and frequent subject guest on this blog) was today named one of TIME magazine's 100 Greatest Scientists and Thinkers!

"You can think of Neil deGrasse Tyson as the Carl Sagan of the 21st century—as long as you envision a Sagan who's muscular, African American and as cool as his predecessor was geeky. While Sagan used to appear on the Tonight Show to chat professorially with Johnny Carson, Tyson trades quips with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. And you can hardly imagine Sagan's being named Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by PEOPLE magazine (Tyson got the nod in 2000) or declaring, as Tyson once did, that in high school 'I was a nerd who could kick your butt.'"

To read the rest of TIME's comments, click here.

7 Comments:

Anonymous nate said...

Thank you thank you so much for introducing me to him. Possibly the coolest thing you've ever done for me. I tried not to come off as too starstruck, but not sure how much I succeeded. And yeah, he's a surprisingly big guy, like he played football or something.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Woah! Awesome!!!
I wanna be famous like you... with your famous amigo...
L-

2:25 PM  
Blogger robyn said...

He really is entertaining to watch, which is hard to do when you are talking about stuff as difficult and abstract as astrophysics. I wonder what he thinks about the discovery of this new planet...

1:06 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

That is exactly what his last chat with Colbert was about. Look down two or three posts for a link!

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anoosh said...

coooooool!

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This feel a bit like name dropping...

3:51 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Uh, yeah!

3:51 PM  

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