- Stephen Colbert: But there are some people who don't value science. And if they don't value science, are they valuing ignorance?
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson: YES. But, I will not pass judgment on them. What I will say is, if they are at maximal comfort in their ignorance, FINE, except that they will not be the participants on the frontier of cosmic discovery. Not only will they not be on that frontier making any discoveries, they're not in a position to enhance their life for having access to those discoveries themselves.
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