13 May 2012

Weekend Video: The Poetry of Science with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins

Dawkins (l) and Tyson (r)
In The Poetry of Science, a biologist and a physicist sit down and talk about the wonders of science.

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins spend an hour discussing, exchanging ideas, and exploring science past our limited understanding of it. Both scientists are two of the most respected scientists in their field. DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and science communicator while Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist.

Without being over-complicated they discuss the vast reaches of science and that what are place in it. Being an astrophysicist, Neil discusses the universe we live in while Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist, connects it with Earth's species, man included; from macro to micro. The Poetry of Science is a highly recommended video to watch.

It is fascinating to watch two great minds talking to each other and at the same time learning from each other. The humility of the two in knowing that no one knows everything and that there is always room for new ideas and knowledge makes this video all the more watchable.

Video: The Poetry of Science - Full video

From the website: Two of science’s luminaries converse on the beauty of science. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of NOVA and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins will explore the wonders of the Cosmos and of Life, its origins, its inspirations, and why science is not just an option, it is the only reality we possess.

This is a brilliant talk by some of the brightest scientific minds. Both of them great speakers and great teachers.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Richard Dawkins, is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.


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