Neil deGrasse Tyson, otherwise known as Black Science Man, predictably says dumb stuff about philosophy. The confusions are so thick it’s actually painful. Go here: http://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/neil-degrasse-tyson-and-the-value-of-philosophy/ (my hyperlinks aren’t working for some odd reason) to see what he says and a halfway decent response to his babbling. I say halfway because, as seems to be par for the course, the relation between science and metaphysics isn’t really recognized. Apparently, the only way people can conceive of philosophy is if its a kind of quasi-empirical science. That this is the kind of crap that’s being promoted, popularized and swallowed is mildly irritating.
For those interested, here’s a few assorted posts on the nature of the relationship between science and metaphysics:
Here’s general philosophy of science (the posts linked above are in this category as well): https://theologiansinc.wordpress.com/category/philosophy-of-science-2/