"While his experiences with films and television shows were fascinating, and while he did confirm my thoughts regarding “scilebrities” Bill Nye and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, it was something he said about his scientific research that inspired this post.
During the first lecture, in sort of an offhanded way, he said:
Have you heard that Jupiter protects the earth from comets? It’s rubbish.
He then went on to cite a recently-published paper of his that supports his claim that the whole idea is wrong. Because I was skeptical of the idea to begin with, I came home and read his paper, and I have to say, I find it very convincing."