NUS Science undergrads apparently not very good at asking questions

The level of inanity at Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson Q&A on Valentine's Day held at NUS Science Faculty was too high.

By Belmont Lay | February 15, 2014

Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, the face of the “We Got A Badass Over Here” meme and the man unfairly blamed for killing Pluto, was in Singapore recently.

He was at the ArtScience Museum on Thursday to promote the launch of television mini-series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a sequel to the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s first Cosmos series 30 years ago.

On Friday, Feb. 14, he visited the Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore to talk about Science Education and fielded questions from staff and students.

Oh boy, did that session suck.

Here is what a teaching assistant in NUS had to say about science students when they came face-to-face in a once-in-a-lifetime-chance with Dr Tyson, who has been considered one of the most popular science educators (besides Richard Dawkins), populariser and champion of the public understanding of science:




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