Neil deGrasse Tyson’s polarizing Christmas tweet gets 72,000 retweets

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On Christmas day, astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted about a man who was born Dec. 25, and changed the world by age 30. But he wasn’t referring to Jesus

Instead, Tyson was talking about Isaac Newton, who was born on the same date in 1642. His tweet garnered a huge amount of attention, earning praise from some and contempt from others

On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 25, 2014

The tweet, Tyson claims, is his most retweeted one ever. At the time of this writing, it had nearly 72,000 retweets Read more…

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