On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He discusses what the United States and many European countries have gotten wrong in their Coronavirus response, the politicisation of science and the damage it has done to effectively fighting Coronavirus, opportunities and hurdles in fighting climate change, how militarisation and warfare have always been linked to advances in science and technology, how war is not just an American but human disease, why China will be the first to hear from aliens if they contact us, the future of space exploration and much more!
One organization supports the creation of weapons of defense (which are also used offensively through 'arms sales' to third parties) while the other is committed to the peaceful exploration and sharing of scientific knowledge.I think it is safe to say that military spending shifts the emphasis from "R" to "D" but people today forget that World War 2 was won by the countries with the smartest research scientists. Everyone knows that creation is more difficult than destruction but most rational people would agree it is worth the effort.
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