Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Purpose of the Universe

In recent years, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become one of science's most popular evangelists and communicators, and for good reason. The astrophysicist is funny, witty, and quite affable, and his media savvy -- consider his various appearances on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report -- handily undermines the popular (mis)conception of scientists as bumbling, anti-social dweebs. And if that weren't enough, he's pinpointed Superman's birth planet of Krypton for DC Comics and he's even been the the in … [Read more...]