(CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) — Neil deGrasse Tyson is a very smart guy. Astrophysicist and cosmologist with degrees from Harvard and Columbia. Director of the Hayden Planetarium. Research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Writer of best-sellers. Radio and TV host.
Oh, and the “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive,” at least according to People Magazine.
He also has a pungent sense of humor and irony quite evident over the Christmas holiday, starting with a string of irreverent tweets:
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“QUESTION: This year, what do all the world's Muslims and Jews call December 25th? ANSWER: Thursday … On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642 … A Pagan holiday (BC) becomes a Religious holiday (AD). Which then becomes a Shopping holiday (USA).”