Who’s More Pro-Science, Republicans or Democrats? – Neil deGrasse Tyson – Politics Informer Video

Complete video at: fora.tv Neil deGrasse Tyson defends government support for US science research under President George W. Bush, and says that, contrary to popular belief, “funding for science under Republican administrations has been historically higher than under Democrats.” —– Neil deGrasse Tyson, the bestselling author and director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, chronicles America’s irrational love affair with Pluto, man’s best celestial friend. Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Tyson obtains his data from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as from telescopes in California, New Mexico, Arizona, and in the Andes Mountains of Chile. In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security. In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on

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  1. true science funding decreased during clinton years, but for six of those years, repubs controlled the house of reps, which in turn controls the gov’t’s purse strings.

  2. So he’s telling us that elected Republicans are lying when they tell us that evolution is not true and global warming is nonsense (both of which are statements that go against accepted science). It’s that the Republican public are anti-science so they have to pretend to be anti-science too. That’s probably true for some of elected officials but I think plenty others are genuine in their anti-scientific beliefs. And all budgets go up under Republicans except social spending so no surprise there.

  3. What I meant by “conservative” isn’t the idea of modern political conservatism. I meant “conservative” to mean the restriction of your mind. Conserving your ideas into a small, confined space. “Liberal thinking”, in this case is the opposite. It’s the act of resorting to your imagination and creativity to get things done.
    Yes, I agree it’s ironic how skewed the definitions of “conservative” and “liberal” are in today’s politics.

  4. Defense spending is out of control. I can’t remember when a country tried to invade us and we had to defend our country. The closest thing I can think of that resembles an invasion would be people coming here from mexico illegally.

  5. Strong, sore and unrelenting is the sword of the Lord GOD of Hosts
    who will punish inquity in His wrath, as it is written:
    “Vengeance is mine says the Lord, I will recompense.”
    Great is the justice of Jesus Christ against the transgressors.
    Great is the fierceness and wrath of Almighty GOD.
    The cursed shall suffer the vengeance of eternal fire.
    Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
    The Lord will visit the wicked in His great anger.
    He will pour out of His fury as streams of brimstone.

  6. donut only has one hole. and its not a theory, its a fact its only recognized as a theory because anti-logic people like you find it offensive.

    good day deborah.

  7. In my experience there is a big difference between “leaning left wing” and being “all the way / liberal”. I consider myself more of a liberal, although moderate would be a more appropriate term. Moderate is not actually in between conservative and Liberal, it’s its own unique viewpoint. Liberal and Conservative are states of mind (predetermined biases I believe). However since moderate thinkers are not highly polarized in dogma they appear liberal. Free-thinking and questioning are never bad.


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