In a recent episode of renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio, a listener asked substitute host Bill why he doesn’t run for public office? Nye then “announced” his intent to run along with Tyson and discussed potential cabinet positions in the Nye/Tyson White House with guest hosts comedian Eugene Mirman and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino,
Nye’s response was a joke unfortunately, it’s doubtful that there’s really a “Secretary Of Court Jesting” position (although that would be kind of awesome) to hand out to someone’s friends, but it makes you wonder what it would be like to have these two brilliant men as leaders of the Free World. Plus, it begs the question of why don’t more people from hard science and engineering backgrounds run for public office? Why do we keep electing business people and lawyers?
Slap your eyeballs on the video clip.