Can You Be an Astrophysicist if You’re Dyslexic? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Fantastic Response to a Girl’s Question May 4, 2015

Can You Be an Astrophysicist if You’re Dyslexic? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Fantastic Response to a Girl’s Question

At a recent Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture, an eight-year-old girl asked the astrophysicist if he had any colleagues who were dyslexic.

He answered yes… and then kept going, offering an uplifting and beautiful response:

Referring to those with ADD and on the autism spectrum:

… [the] interesting thing about high-level science is you can just work at your desk… you don’t have to be the life of the party.

It’s a hurdle, but in the Olympics, what do you do when you come up to a hurdle?

You jump over it.

Powerful stuff.


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