Neil deGrasse Tyson helped Stephen Colbert with his training to be an Astrophysicist recently. Neil’s advice is excellent of course, urging (for example) questioning and open-mindedness. You can learn from the clip below about Colbert’s take on this advice.
Among the many great exchanges:
dGT: “This is surely the oldest thing your tongue has ever touched.”
C: “You’d be surprised…”
…and I’ll let you watch the clip to learn the final part of that sentence:
*Via Bad Astronomy, and thanks MA!
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