Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the most famous African-American
When asked if he believed in a higher power, Tyson responded:
“Every account of a higher power that I’ve seen described, of all religions that I’ve seen, include many statements with regard to the benevolence of that power. When I look at the universe and all the ways the universe wants to kill us, I find it hard to reconcile that with statements of beneficence.”
Tyson can be seen as the current host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime
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“Great scientific minds, from Claudius Ptolemy of the second century to Isaac Newton of the seventeenth, invested their formidable intellects in attempts to deduce the nature of the universe from the statements and philosophies contained in religious writings…. Had any of these efforts worked, science and religion today might be one and the same. But they are not.”
“The Sky Is Not the Limit,” p. 183