Neil deGrasse Tyson, I Love You

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson puts into perspective the budget cuts to the space program and what the future of science and technology—or rather what progress at-large relies upon. It's a thought-provoking line between the decisions of Congress today and their real effects on tomorrow.

My appreciation for Tyson and his ideas on the universe (which are, I guess, actually facts) stem from a similar heart string plucked by Bill Bryson. The video Most Astounding Fact is comparable to Bryon's take what we're made of: "Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you. We are each so atomically numerous and so vigorously recycled at death that a significant number of our atoms — up to a billion for each of us, it has been suggested —probably once belonged to Shakespeare. A billion more each came from Buddha and Genghis Khan and Beethoven, and any other historical figure you care to name." Seriously, that is astounding.