Are You More Neil Degrasse Tyson or Bill Nye?

Allison Lips

Who is your favorite scientist?

How would you describe your sense of humor?

Outside of science, what is your main talent?

Who do you prefer to educate?

If you were a famous science educator, what would your main way of educating people be?

Which branch of science is most appealing to you?

If you had a TV show, what would it's format be?

How do you feel about "The Big Bang Theory"?

If you were given the opportunity to go into space, would you?

Which quote from a scientist speaks to you the most?

What is your opinion on Pluto?

Do you insist movies should be scientifically accurate even if it has nothing to do with the plot?

If you were offered your own television show, which of the following would you watch first for inspiration?

Which musical artist do you listen to when you need to get pumped up?

When you're getting hands on with science, which tool are you most likely to use?

Which famous site would you visit on vacation?

How important is a formal education?

After science, what was your second favorite subject in school?

Where either of your parents in the sciences?

Growing up, what was the primary way you learned?

Who influenced your love for science the most?

What science issue do you feel is the most pressing these days?

What do you hope your legacy is?

When you're not working, what are you probably doing?

Do people ever dismiss you because your degree isn't a perfect match for what you currently do?

Would you ever go on a reality show?

If you weren't doing something related to science, where would your career have taken you?

What do your friends say makes you unique?

Would you ever name your child after someone or something in the science field?

How big an influence was Mr. Wizard on your work?

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About This Quiz

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye are friends and work together on StarTalk. However, they have very different personalities. Bill Nye's biggest influence is Mr. Wizard, which comes across in the fact that his shows tend to mix silly humor with important science lessons. 

On the other hand, Neil DeGrasse Tyson's biggest influence is Carl Sagan and his shows tend to focus on the wonders of the universe. However, you shouldn't underestimate either on of them because both Nye and Tyson are passionate science educators, who understand that its important to keep people interested in science. 

While millions of kids grew up watching Bill Nye back when he was still billed as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye has shifted his attention to shows meant for adults, such as Bill Nye Saves the World. As for Neil DeGrasse Tyson, his shows have always focused on reaching adult audiences, but can still be watched with your family. 

Are you a huge fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye? Do you think you're more like one over the other? Will you find out you're really a mixture of the two? Maybe you'll find out that you're nothing like Tyson or Nye? There's only one way to find out! Answer a few questions and we'll let you know who you aspire to be! 


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