Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Most Astounding Fact About The Universe

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Most Astounding Fact About The Universe
March 9, 2012 Leslie Juvin-Acker

Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson’s answer on the most astounding fact about the universe during a TIME magazine interview has got me thinking about “the soul of curiosity”.

[dropcap style=”font-size:60px;#9b9b9b;”]W[/dropcap]hen I think about the critical points of my youth, I think about science and a band of three science teachers in high school. It wasn’t the curriculum that was so life changing as it was the way these teachers got me thinking about the world.

These science teachers taught me how to ask good questions, observe before immediately judging, see the connections between everything we’ve been taught and that which we have yet to know, and to be open to possibilities rather than create self-imposed limitations. As Dr. Neil says, “The soul of curiosity.” This sort of education was the start of my un-education; the kind that really opened my eyes and heart to the experience of being human in a universe that continues to remain a great mystery.

Fast forward to today and discussion of humanity’s origins and the power of the human consciousness has taken center stage in mainstream life. A growing number of us living in the Western world is now starting to make the connections between ancient history, physics, biology, astronomy, religions, politics, economics, and spiritualities. They’re evolving from these separate fields of knowledge into a collective body of knowledge that intertwines to reveal a Truth; a Truth we may or may not be ready for.

Of course, we’ll face resistance, limited paradigms, and all sorts of hassles that make discovering the truth so darn complicated. Yet, I can’t help but feel that the Truth will eventually overcome these barriers, like a light in a pitch-black room.

A reader of TIME magazine asked astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and host of NOVA scienceNOW, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” He responded with this answer,

Watch the original TIME interview with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson.


[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]L.J. Acker is an American life and career coach based in Annecy, France. She offers free consultations and affordable international coaching by phone and Skype.  [/author_info] [/author]