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Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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In 2015, the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson accepted the National Academy of Science's most prestigious award. His acceptance speech makes the argument for ensuring that science plays a big role in policymaking. Inspired by the short and eloquent Gettysburg Address, Dr. Tyson makes his case in just 272 words.

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