Science luminary Neil deGrasse Tyson reflects on how President Abraham Lincoln set a course for science to impact the future well-being of the nation in this 272-word speech, “The Seedbed." His speech, which was commissioned by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1863 Gettysburg Address, appears in the collection Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. You can find Tyson's accompanying editorial, "America's Science Legacy," in Science.
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