• We are living in a society that is totally dependent on science and high technology, and yet most of us are effectively alienated and excluded from its workings, from the values of science, the methods of science, and the language of science. A good place to start would be for as many of us as possible to begin to understand the decision-making and the basis for those decisions, and to act independently and not be manipulated into thinking one thing or another, but to learn how to think. That's what science does.

    "Neil deGrasse Tyson and Executive Producer Ann Druyan Talk COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, Public Appetite for Science, and More". Interview with Christina Radish, March 17, 2014.