Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Super Stellar Reply To Girl's Question About Learning Disabilities

05/06/2015 12:08 pm ET | Updated May 11, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson has already taught us all about the cosmos and outer space. But his response to this question is what’s really out of this world.

At a recent talk, a girl walks up to the microphone and asks the astrophysicist if there are people with dyslexia in his field. Tyson explains that yes, there are, as well as colleagues with a number of other types of learning disabilities. Citing autism, dyscalculia and ADD as examples, Tyson explains that rather than seeing these conditions and disorders as a hindrance, they are empowering.

“The answer is yes, but it’s a hurdle,” Tyson says. “But in the Olympics, what do you do when you come up to a hurdle? You jump over it.”

Watch Tyson’s awesome response in the video above.

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