The Good Thing About Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson x Chris Piascik

I absolutely love this quote by Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

One of the questions in this year’s Miss USA pageant was, “Should evolution be taught in schools?” This honestly blows my mind. Some (MOST) of the answers given by these contestants were completely ridiculous. “OMG THIS IS A HARD QUESTION!” No. It’s not. There shouldn’t be a discussion of whether evolution or creationism should be taught—one is scientific fact the other is disproven religious dogma.

This parody video is hilarious: Should Math Be Taught in Schools?

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  • Judy R.

    After watching the evolution video I was SO depressed. Am I dreaming? Am I in an alternate universe? Is this opposite day? What is going to happen to this country? Several of the comments: evolution should be taught as a theory; it should be presented as an option; religion should be taught in school; you shouldn’t push “opinions” in school; facts should be taught in school (and evolution isn’t a fact!?). What? Did these women miss the “separation of church and state” whole part of school? Maybe they missed those classes… Oh, and someone should count how many times “theory” was used. Good grief!

  • Hannah

    I love this! You should make it as a print. I would totally put this up at work.

  • paul

    Genius, both in concept and presentation. I’d buy that shirt.

  • chris

    Thanks everyone!

    Hannah, Paul, I’ll likely put this up in my Society6 store as both a print and shirt.

    Judy, my thoughts exactly!

  • Matt

    I would love to get this on a T-Shirt – do please put it on Society6…

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  • http://www.slowquest.co.uk Andy Welch

    Scientific fact is true in as far as the machines we built in order to measure and test scientific hypotheses tell us that the observations are correlative with predictions. The machines used to observe the real world do so in an anthropocentric way, so what we get is a series of predictions that match observations within the realm of human limitations of seeing.

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  • Bob

    This quote is of course not true. Throughout history science has been wrong more time than it has been correct. And we’re not even sure what is scientifically true today will be true tomorrow.

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