Videos: “An Open Letter to the President” from Minute Physics and Dr. Neil Tyson
Minute physics is one of my favorite YouTube channels! It manages to explain some fairly complex theories in a way that the non-scientists (or someone with only a minor knowledge of science) can understand. This video was put up about a week ago, but I managed to miss it up until today. I agree whole-heartedly with the sentiment expressed within and I think it is an amazing and integral point to make. America doesn’t seem to be that interested in scientific education. How are future generations supposed to succeed without innovation, exploration and education? Here’s a great piece about this topic from Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson that will illustrate the point that I’m getting at.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about how this country is based on the idea of unity through diversity (Click Here for That Article) and I believe that is true. I also believe that education and exploration budgets have been heavily depleted recently. This is my call to action to not just the President of the United States of America, but to all people reading this, without a strong focus in the S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) fields how will our future advance? Without the continuity of NASA and space exploration, what is there to inspire our youth to advance not only their race, and not only our country but the human species as a whole? We need these things. I will leave you with a quote from the above video…
Nobody’s dreaming about tomorrow anymore. -Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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