Watching Neil deGrasse Tyson Take Terrence Howard to School Is So Satisfying

Ah, the internet—a treasure trove of knowledge where wisdom flows like water and everyone’s an expert after a quick Google search. The beauty of it? Instant access to information from quantum physics to cat memes. The downside? Instant access for everyone to believe they’re the next Einstein without cracking open a textbook.

But fear not! In this swirling sea of self-proclaimed experts, real-deal professionals still sail forth, armed with degrees, peer reviews, and a healthy dose of skepticism. Take Neil deGrasse Tyson, for instance—astro-genius extraordinaire and star of “Star Talk”. Recently, he grappled with none other than Terrence Howard, the man who insists one times one equals two (yes, seriously).


Howard’s been pitching “Terryology” since his “Empire” days, trying to rewrite the math books with theories that would make your high school teacher cringe. His quest led him to Joe Rogan’s podcast, where he dropped his math manifesto like it was a revelation.

Enter deGrasse Tyson, who, with the patience of a saint, dissected Howard’s ideas in a video response that’s as enlightening as it is entertaining. He didn’t just debunk Howard’s math musings—he gently reminded us of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, where hobbyists mistake enthusiasm for expertise.

You see, science isn’t about taking a wild swing in the dark and hoping you hit a breakthrough. It’s about knowing the landscape, understanding what’s been tried and trashed before, and building on solid ground. As deGrasse Tyson eloquently puts it, being misunderstood doesn’t make you a genius—it might just mean you missed a few crucial lectures.

So, next time you’re tempted to rewrite physics over brunch, maybe give Angela Collier’s YouTube a spin first. She’s got the lowdown on “physics crackpots” and a knack for explaining why reinventing the wheel isn’t always a Nobel-worthy pursuit.

In the end, the internet’s a wild ride of ideas, but navigating it wisely means knowing when to listen to the pros and when to stick to sharing cat memes.