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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Carson Is a Politician, Therefore He Doesn’t Care About Facts

Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson reacted to GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO for his statement the solar system was “organized” and adding “except for when asteroids come and render life extinct.”

Tyson speculated that Carson is “smarter than you think” because his poll numbers are rising, so what he is doing is “working.”

“You’re arguing with a politician as though facts matter to what a politician says,” explained Tyson.

He then later added that he would like to “educate the electorate,” suggesting, “Maybe you should be attacking the people who are voting for him.”

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