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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson calls it like he sees it, 'unlike the biologists or the chemists'

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On the live taping of On The Verge, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about what it's like to be a living meme, how he was blamed for the death of Pluto, and in this third sneak peek, how Astrophysics is the best science.

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Dr Neil

On the live taping of On The Verge, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about what it's like to be a living meme, how he was blamed for the death of Pluto, and in this third sneak peek, how astrophysicists make more sense than other scientists. He says that "in my field we call it like we see it," unlike folks in other fields who "go out of their way" to make words unintelligible. After endorsing some choice terms like "Big Bang, black hole" and "red dwarf," he argues that "the universe is complex enough to lay a smokescreen of vocabulary." The full episode will be up tomorrow, but for now, you can watch Dr. Tyson wax about his cherished single syllable lexicon.