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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Starry Messenger (2022, Holt & Company, Henry) 5 stars

A cosmic perspective and the rationality of science Neil deGrasse Tyson

If you handpick pre-consensus scientific research to serve cultural, economic, religious, or political objectives, you undermine the foundations of an informed democracy.

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Pre-consensus truth undermines democracy

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Starry Messenger (2022, Holt & Company, Henry) 5 stars

A cosmic perspective and the rationality of science Neil deGrasse Tyson

The scientific method, which underpins these achievements, is often conveyed with formal terms that reference induction, deduction, hypothesis, and experiment. But it can be summarized in one sentence, which is all about objectivity: Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into believing that something is true when it is false, or that something is false when it is true.

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To paraphrase, the scientific method is striving to know what is true and what is false.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Starry Messenger (2022, Holt & Company, Henry) 5 stars

A cosmic perspective and the rationality of science Neil deGrasse Tyson

The benefit of seeing beyond the differences that divide humans. To see that there is more in common when looking at the world from a “higher” perspective. It is a “civilization-wide view” of our common humanity and this place in the universe.

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Overview Effect

The benefit of seeing beyond the differences that divide humans. To see that there is more in common when looking at the world from a “higher” perspective. It is a “civilization-wide view” of our common humanity and this place in the universe.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Starry Messenger (2022, Holt & Company, Henry) 5 stars

A cosmic perspective and the rationality of science Neil deGrasse Tyson

We all wield different portfolios of knowledge. We possess different values, different priorities, and different understandings of all that unfolds around us. We see the world differently from one another, and by doing so, we construct tribes based on who looks like us, who prays to the same gods as we do, and who shares our moral code.

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Drivers of our differences

One of the biggest sources of human disagreement is our different frame of references, born out of our different experiences.