Admission time: I have a slight man-crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson. Besides being
- An Astrophysicist and science communicator
- Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS
- Frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Jeopardy!.
The man has an awesome mustache that could lead men into battle in days gone by. Just look at this BAMF
Tyson was offered to be an understudy of Carl Sagan at Cornell University, but turned it down to study at Harvard instead. Today, he keeps Sagan's legacy alive by studying the stars and funneling his knowledge down to the common people. Along with Stephen Hawking and Noam Chomsky, Neil Tyson is one man whose lifetime I consider myself lucky to live during.
Though Tyson hasn't fully come out and said specifically that he is an atheist, here's a video of him ripping apart "Stupid Design" which is a moniker for intelligent design.