On the surface, the connection between the arts and science might appear to be a slight one, but then you listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson describe the poetry of the cosmos, or defining science as “a way of equipping yourself with the tools to interpret what happens in front of you” and you begin to see it.

Pretty much every other sentence that comes out of deGrasse Tyson’s mouth is thought-provoking, yet so simple.¬†This video, in which he is¬†interviewed by Stephen Colbert (via) includes a number of jewels, including his call for a scientifically-literate electorate and his assertion that the universe is in us (and his nerdy thrill in riffing off that).

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