The Reason Why Everyone Needs to Learn Science and Math

As usual, Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers a very concise and informative speech on why we need to train future generations in science and math, even though most of the people who are part of those generations will never become scientists.

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11 Responses to The Reason Why Everyone Needs to Learn Science and Math

  1. >_< can't stand how practiced american tv is, the stupid unnatural leading questions, the 'i'm only thinking of furthering my sex appeal to get ahead' facial expressions and the predictable elevation as we progress through the speach, sure i agree education (of any sort) is important but kids only have so much time and all jobs should be made more clear as stepping stones to kids.. what employers are looking for isn't just problem solving of a logical math mind, there is the sensitivity of an artist, the inventiveness of a story teller, the aptitude of a person who strives to do well in whatever they do. a good mix makes the world tick

  2. >_< can't stand how practiced american tv is, the stupid unnatural leading questions, the 'i'm only thinking of furthering my sex appeal to get ahead' facial expressions and the predictable elevation as we progress through the speach, sure i agree education (of any sort) is important but kids only have so much time and all jobs should be made more clear as stepping stones to kids.. what employers are looking for isn't just problem solving of a logical math mind, there is the sensitivity of an artist, the inventiveness of a story teller, the aptitude of a person who strives to do well in whatever they do. a good mix makes the world tick

    • She is annoying. And what is annoying is that she mentions 60 -70-80K salaries without flinching…The discussion should be: why those scientists are making that ,which isn't much, and she is making seven figures with her horrible reporting and persona. This system is f'd..

  3. i'm gonna call bullshit.  high level math teaches problem solving and innovation?  maybe.  but it's certainly not the only thing that does.  if you're not going to be a scientist or an engineer then you don't need high level math.  there are other ways to learn problem solving and innovation.

  4. i’m gonna call bullshit.  high level math teaches problem solving and innovation?  maybe.  but it’s certainly not the only thing that does.  if you’re not going to be a scientist or an engineer then you don’t need high level math.  there are other ways to learn problem solving and innovation.

    • "i'm gonna call bullshit.  high level math teaches problem solving and
      innovation?  maybe.  but it's certainly not the only thing that does. 
      if you're not going to be a scientist or an engineer then you don't need
      high level math.  there are other ways to learn problem solving and
      innovation."

      um… were you not paying attention to what he was saying at all?
      no, you may not NEED higher math except when going into certain fields, but learning new things (be it higher math or learning how to crochet fine lace) makes your brain work in new and different ways. therefore expanding you mind and making you a better problem solver because you can look at a situation from different perspectives. he didn't say math and science were the only thing to do this, but it is what he's passionate about. of course he's going to encourage other to get into what he loves!

      • i'm not sure why you would say i didn't pay attention… the title of this post is The Reason Why Everyone Needs to Learn Science and Mathbut you say "no, you may not NEED higher math"which is in direct contradiction with the title but is exactly what i'm saying.you're agreeing with me while simultaneously saying that i'm wrong.

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