No, Neil deGrasse Tyson, squashing curiosity and wonder is never okay
Ethan Siegel
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Well, “facts” are still important, and Neil never actually said anything about “squashing curiosity and wonder”… which is the kinda sensationalist “out of context” headline we’ve come to expect more from the science ‘Deniers”, than from “science communicators”.

BTW, since even the next North American solar eclipse is only less than 7 years away in 2024, he’s right, it really ain’t that rare an event…despite all the media hoopla.

Solar and Lunar Eclipses Worldwide — Next 10 Years