Isaac Asimov (died April 1992) scientist, author of over 500 books, gives his answer to how humanity can survive itself (the answer lies in energy from space.) See the complete talk onhttp://www.ubcome.com/AsimovSaveCivilization.html
This talk was when Asimov was President of The American Humanist Association, to The Humanist Institute.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. He is the go-to scientist for many late night hosts, including Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher. He is going to be hosting the reboot of the late Carl Sagan‘s popular TV series Cosmos. These and many other reasons are why you’d want to listen to Tyson when he starts talking about science. And during tonight’s episode of Real Time, he patiently tried to explain the science behind global warming.
That was great.
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
I’m totally just waiting for Neil DeGrasse Tyson to just come out and say “You know what? Fuck the government. My fellow scientists and I are waaaaay smarter than this council of cronies and we also know how to provide food, clean air and water and housing to everyone who needs it. Who’s with me?” And then we enter an actual age of prosperity…
Neil Degrasse Tyson telling the tale of the cosmos, aptly titled “The Greatest Story ever told.
Watching this is going to be my new Christmas tradition.