Neil deGrasse Tyson is supposedly a “rock star” scientist, with a very public persona. He has appeared as a regular go-to guy on “science” shows like The History Channel’s The Universe and has even appeared on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. He has become a very public face of science.
Too bad he is a dilettante. He has shown to be incredibly closed-minded for a scientist, and has been called out on his prejudices here and here. All this does is to reinforce the perception that all scientists (and all nerds) only respect their own narrow fields.
Just what we need.