Do you believe in God?
I can answer that question in about a second.
Neil deGrasse Tyson needs nearly two full minutes when responding to comedian Chelsea Handler.
I’m torn between being infuriated that he won’t just be honest and understanding that he has a strategic reason for it.
I’m guessing that he thinks saying “No” would result in a large chunk of his audience tuning out for the rest of what he has to say. A yes or no question doesn’t require a monologue in response. That’s what politicians do. Scientists should take a simpler route.
(via The Morning Heresy)