Day: June 7, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheist or Agnostic?

Don’t miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims the title “scientist” above all other “ists.” And yet, he says he is “constantly claimed by atheists.” So where does he stand? “Neil deGrasse, widely claimed by atheists, is actually an agnostic.” Neil deGrasse Tyson: I’m often asked — and occasionally in an accusatory way — “Are you atheist?”  And it’s like, you know, the only “ist” I am is a scientist, all right?  I don’t associate with movements.  I’m not an “ism.”  I just  – I think for myself.  The moment when someone attaches to a philosophy or...

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One Trillion Dollars, Student Debt and Higher Education:

Greg Gottesman is a Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, a leading venture capital firm based in Seattle. Greg currently serves on the boards of 10 private companies, as a board member of Startup Weekend and the W Fund, and as President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. He founded, the Web’s largest dog sitting marketplace, and teaches Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington. Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and with honors from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. When not spending time helping...

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