Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.
In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.
After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.
With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.
A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Recalibrate your view of human society with this fascinating audiobook from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Using examples ranging from the ethics of veganism to how our legal system defines “disability,” Tyson looks at societal conventions through a scientific lens. The audiobook is packed with thought exercises in which he demonstrates how using a scientific, data-driven approach would help us make better progress, quell disagreements, and save us from quite a few headaches. Of course, Tyson’s warmth and humor, not to mention his relaxed burr of a voice, make the entire audiobook feel less like a lecture and more like a fun afternoon chat with a respected scientist. If you’re looking for real solutions in a world that often feels mired in conflict, don’t pass up Starry Messenger.
A very personal book
I saw a few comments complaining about `racist rant`. I fail to understand that. This is a personal perspective from the author on how to see the world around us and the people who Iive in it from a zoomed out cosmic perspective and yes that means re-evaluating things like racism and our perceived perceptions of superiority. I dont see anything wrong with that. Yes, we live in a world that is getting more educated less biased but that doesn’t mean that we dont need someone to keep ourselves and our perspectives in check.
Awesomeness!!!! What else is there to say, listen for yourself.
Refreshing to the soul.
A master of his craft. Thank you for sharing. A bench mark to our society.