How did America rise from a backwoods country to be one of the greatest nations the world has ever known? That’s the question posited by Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s best-known contemporary scientist, at the beginning of this short film. The answer, unequivocally, is science. Tyson elaborates with a robust, heartfelt and moving defense of a field that’s been under attack.
- Tom Mason
- Sarah Klein