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2012-10-05 09:01:27 AM  
Bill Nye the Science Guy?

*clicks article*

Ah. He's cool too.
 
2012-10-05 09:05:59 AM  
Neil is the coolest cat in Science, hands down. He has a way of teaching and correcting mistakes without sounding like a pompous dick, he just comes off cool.
 
2012-10-05 09:07:06 AM  
I like Neil DeGrasse Tyson at San Diego Comic Con going into an impassioned defense of why the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is the greatest starship ever.

There's a youtube video of it somewhere.
 
2012-10-05 09:15:08 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: Neil is the coolest cat in Science, hands down. He has a way of teaching and correcting mistakes without sounding like a pompous dick, he just comes off cool.


Agreed 100%. Was talking about him this morning and my wife totally called me out for having a man-crush on him. Guilty as charged I suppose. I could do worse...

/subby
 
2012-10-05 09:19:38 AM  
Anyone know his Fark handle?
 
2012-10-05 09:26:42 AM  
Neil DeGrasse Tyson's family crest is a picture of a barracuda, eating Neil Armstrong!
 
2012-10-05 09:36:25 AM  
Watch out. We got a badass getting one year older today.
 
2012-10-05 09:47:46 AM  

SilentStrider: Bill Nye the Science Guy?

*clicks article*

Ah. He's cool too.


Both of them rock the bow tie, that's for sure.
 
2012-10-05 09:48:03 AM  
Stephen Hawking?

NdGT is a grandstanding hack.
 
2012-10-05 09:55:28 AM  
t0.gstatic.com

RIP
 
2012-10-05 10:00:45 AM  
Neil deGrasse Tyson trifecta?
 
2012-10-05 10:01:33 AM  
Bah, I still support the dihydrogen-monoxide ban. Why, just the other day I went down to the store to buy some C2H6O - even the most pure form of it they had was *still* contaminated with dihydrogen-monoxide! Unconscionable!
 
2012-10-05 10:05:57 AM  
The Bad Astronomer seen kicking a can down the street.
 
2012-10-05 10:07:19 AM  
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin?

*clicks link

Oh well...
 
2012-10-05 10:11:12 AM  
Today's not Richard Feynman's birthday, subby.
 
2012-10-05 10:21:16 AM  
weknowmemes.com

/obligatory.
 
2012-10-05 10:34:38 AM  

kmmontandon: Today's not Richard Feynman's birthday, subby.


That's biggest penis in physics. Not the same a cool, but an acceptable attribute that looks like cool.
 
2012-10-05 10:49:36 AM  
There is a nice group of media-savvy science proponents right now.

NdGT
Bill Nye
Brian Cox
Michio Kaku
of course our very own Phil Plait

We need more!

Keep fighting the good fight, Neil, and Happy Crotchfruit Day!
 
2012-10-05 10:58:31 AM  
Its my birthday too!
 
2012-10-05 11:12:28 AM  
I read Death by Black Hole BEFORE NGT was cool.

/finally understand the hipster impulse.
 
2012-10-05 11:18:41 AM  

mercator_psi: There is a nice group of media-savvy science proponents right now.

NdGT
Bill Nye
Brian Cox
Michio Kaku
of course our very own Phil Plait

We need more!


Brian Greene?

Love his PBS stuff; wish he'd do more.
 
2012-10-05 11:21:29 AM  
Still blames him for what happened to Pluto...
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2012-10-05 11:22:29 AM  
He's not so great. I'm as smart as he is but you see me AWing all over the internet. I'd go on and on about it, but I have to go of a and sign the paperwork for my 8% 24-month ARM this morning.
 
2012-10-05 11:24:49 AM  
Did anyone else get an endless loop of NDgT web pages when they tried to close the article?

Good God, that website blows!
 
2012-10-05 11:52:31 AM  
Morgan Freeman?
 
2012-10-05 11:54:38 AM  
 
2012-10-05 12:34:07 PM  

flaminio: mercator_psi: There is a nice group of media-savvy science proponents right now.

NdGT
Bill Nye
Brian Cox
Michio Kaku
of course our very own Phil Plait

We need more!

Brian Greene?

Love his PBS stuff; wish he'd do more.


He's on PBS now?


Good. I guess we all gotta grow up sometime...
 
2012-10-05 12:34:42 PM  
Dammit. I never preview when my image gets eated.

[brian-austin-green.jpg] was where that joke was going.
 
2012-10-05 01:43:57 PM  
Kamerlingh Onnes? Carl von Linde? James Dewar?

Maybe Wolfgang Ketterle?
 
2012-10-05 02:26:50 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Kamerlingh Onnes? Carl von Linde? James Dewar?

Maybe Wolfgang Ketterle?


Johann Gambolputty-de-von-Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crass-
cren-bon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-
knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-
spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelter-wasser-kurstlich-himble-
eisen-bahnwagen-guten-abend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwürstel-
gespurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-schönendanker-
kalbsfleisch-mittleraucher-von-Hautkopft of Ulm?
 
2012-10-05 02:53:53 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Its my birthday too!


But you're nobody so we don't care.


JK
Happy B- day
 
2012-10-05 05:06:00 PM  

mark12A: Still blames him for what happened to Pluto...
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My S.O. still has not forgiven him for that. She refuses to read or watch his stuff.
 
2012-10-05 10:20:24 PM  

mercator_psi: There is a nice group of media-savvy science proponents right now.

NdGT
Bill Nye
Brian Cox
Michio Kaku
of course our very own Phil Plait

We need more!

Keep fighting the good fight, Neil, and Happy Crotchfruit Day!


Liz Bonnin
Jon Culshaw
Dara O'Briain
Jim Al-Khalili
Chris Lintott
Jem Stansfield
Dallas Campbell
Jan Wong
Michael Mosley
Quentin Cooper
Mark Miodownik
Marcus du Sautoy
Bruce Hood
Kate Humble
Helen Czerski

They've all been involved in fascinating documentaries/lectures/TV or radio shows produced by the BBC.

I pay an annual licence fee for the privilege, but what is considered niche interest programming for commercial networks can be put out as prime-time programming on the beeb, and ad-free too. I love it.

hasty ambush: mark12A: Still blames him for what happened to Pluto...
[photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net image 600x300]

My S.O. still has not forgiven him for that. She refuses to read or watch his stuff.


I really don't get this furore regarding Pluto's classification. Astronomers need to have the terms they use clearly defined, so they can communicate with each other without confusion.

If we call Pluto a planet, then hundreds (or more?) of other Kuijper-belt objects could also legitimately be called planets. Pluto shares very few characteristics with the 8 planets defined by the IAU.

It doesn't walk like a duck, or quack like a duck; why should it be called a duck?

Also, I'm fairly sure that Ceres was at one time considered to be a planet. Should it also be reinstated to planet-hood, just 'cause?
 
2012-10-05 10:48:10 PM  

iron de havilland: mercator_psi: There is a nice group of media-savvy science proponents right now.

NdGT
Bill Nye
Brian Cox
Michio Kaku
of course our very own Phil Plait

We need more!

Keep fighting the good fight, Neil, and Happy Crotchfruit Day!

Liz Bonnin
Jon Culshaw
Dara O'Briain
Jim Al-Khalili
Chris Lintott
Jem Stansfield
Dallas Campbell
Jan Wong
Michael Mosley
Quentin Cooper
Mark Miodownik
Marcus du Sautoy
Bruce Hood
Kate Humble
Helen Czerski

They've all been involved in fascinating documentaries/lectures/TV or radio shows produced by the BBC.

I pay an annual licence fee for the privilege, but what is considered niche interest programming for commercial networks can be put out as prime-time programming on the beeb, and ad-free too. I love it.

hasty ambush: mark12A: Still blames him for what happened to Pluto...
[photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net image 600x300]

My S.O. still has not forgiven him for that. She refuses to read or watch his stuff.

I really don't get this furore regarding Pluto's classification. Astronomers need to have the terms they use clearly defined, so they can communicate with each other without confusion.

If we call Pluto a planet, then hundreds (or more?) of other Kuijper-belt objects could also legitimately be called planets. Pluto shares very few characteristics with the 8 planets defined by the IAU.

It doesn't walk like a duck, or quack like a duck; why should it be called a duck?

Also, I'm fairly sure that Ceres was at one time considered to be a planet. Should it also be reinstated to planet-hood, just 'cause?


Forgot David Suzuki.
 
2012-10-06 11:12:49 AM  

iron de havilland: hasty ambush: mark12A: Still blames him for what happened to Pluto...
[photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net image 600x300]

My S.O. still has not forgiven him for that. She refuses to read or watch his stuff.

I really don't get this furore regarding Pluto's classification. Astronomers need to have the terms they use clearly defined, so they can communicate with each other without confusion.


Me neither. I tried telling her he did not do it all by himself it was the IAU but she blames him
 
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