Christopher Columbus is a polarizing figure in modern America. He was a hero! He was a villain! But what if we look past the immediate consequences and look at his broader, unintended impacted on the human species as a whole?
That's exactly what Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson does in this short video. Dr. Tyson was the headlining speaker at last week's First Comes the Dream event Gizmodo and io9 threw at the American Museum of Natural History. After his talk, rather than sneak away in a gigantic, star cluster-shaped limo, he spent hours standing around answering peoples' questions.