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(USA Today)   Neil DeGrasse Tyson...Twitter warrior for science   (usatoday.com) divider line 48
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2013-02-20 08:14:28 AM
Can we just air drop him into Kansas and have him leave a wide swath of science in his wake?
 
2013-02-20 08:19:22 AM
Very fun dude. Neil, make more podcasts; I'm all caught up and missing them.
 
2013-02-20 08:23:54 AM
I personally blame him for Pluto's demotion from planet status. I still haven't forgiven him.
 
2013-02-20 08:42:18 AM
ok science is coming out
 
2013-02-20 08:47:28 AM
Tyson's remained steadily popular for years; perhaps he can teach this guy how to advocate for science without being eaten alive by the fanboys.
 
2013-02-20 08:54:15 AM
That he only has a million twitter followers is sad.
 
2013-02-20 08:59:40 AM

SilentStrider: Can we just air drop him into Kansas and have him leave a wide swath of science in his wake?


img139.imageshack.us would only listen if the provided information were wrapped in a government conspiracy theory story.

Kansan farmer: "Why are we having so many bad droughts?"

Neil: "Scientists in China are using their industrial infrastructure to increase pollution in order for you to press the US Government into taking action over global warming."

Kansan farmer: "Oh wow, that makes sense."

Neil mumbles to himself: (close enough)
 
2013-02-20 09:09:49 AM

pag1107: That he only has a million twitter followers is sad.


He killed pluto. We can probably get 2,000,000 people who blame him for that by sundown.
 
2013-02-20 09:27:04 AM
I ask if we're at a saturation point.  Someone on my FB posts pictures with his "inspirational" quotes daily and it's getting farking annoying, and hearing his take on everything on a daily basis is a little overbearing.  That being said, his lectures are farking amazing, i'd just wish his celebrity status was scaled back a bit.  "Newton's my boi!" was my favorite part.
 
2013-02-20 09:28:45 AM

pag1107: That he only has a million twitter followers is sad.


To be fair, Twitter is not the place for real, thoughtful discussion.  He's fighting in enemy territory.
 
2013-02-20 10:14:18 AM

GilRuiz1: Tyson's remained steadily popular for years; perhaps he can teach this guy how to advocate for science without being eaten alive by the fanboys.


He wasn't eaten alive by fanboys, he was eaten alive because his method does not allow for the interpretation he gave. It was sloppy analysis that allowed him to come to a conclusion that he had already made a priori.
 
2013-02-20 10:18:18 AM

Spad31: Very fun dude. Neil, make more podcasts; I'm all caught up and missing them.


He does his own podcast?  Someone pointed me to a podcast he did with Joe Rogan, in which Joe Rogan spent over an hour trying to debate as to why the moonlanding is probably a fake.    Holy fark, the vortex of duhr that was created.
 
2013-02-20 10:28:41 AM

InmanRoshi: Spad31: Very fun dude. Neil, make more podcasts; I'm all caught up and missing them.

He does his own podcast?  Someone pointed me to a podcast he did with Joe Rogan, in which Joe Rogan spent over an hour trying to debate as to why the moonlanding is probably a fake.    Holy fark, the vortex of duhr that was created.


Ha - I think that was posted here at some point. I watched as much as I could handle, but Rogan's "Now, I don't believe this stuff, because it's nutso, but this evidence....it's pretty convincing, and seems legit" act was just too exhausting.
 
2013-02-20 11:24:42 AM
I salute anyone attempting to bring the logic of science onto this Demon Haunted World.

All this science - produced tech around us and we still have people killing each other over whose invisible sky father is more real....
 
2013-02-20 11:30:25 AM
I like the guy.
 
2013-02-20 11:31:00 AM
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"Oooh, DeGrasse-Tyson-san"
 
2013-02-20 11:33:52 AM

kid_icarus: I personally blame him for Pluto's demotion from planet status. I still haven't forgiven him.


I forgave him, I still don't think he's right.

/Pluto = planet
//deep down, I know he's right  :(
///at least my delusions aren't contributing to the downfall of humanity
 
2013-02-20 11:52:09 AM
You know what the Pluto is? It's a sitting duck, a road apple, Pluto is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the Pluto.


---Neil deGrasse-Tyson
 
2013-02-20 12:08:47 PM
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2013-02-20 12:11:42 PM
Am I the only one who's gotten tired of seeing him everywhere?
 
2013-02-20 12:33:00 PM

doglover: pag1107: That he only has a million twitter followers is sad.

He killed pluto. We can probably get 2,000,000 people who blame him for that by sundown.


upload.wikimedia.org

Will be missed.
 
2013-02-20 12:40:43 PM
he can't simply force people to learn the tenets of scientific literacy or critical thinking - such as asking for evidence first to support new claims.

Meanwhile, critical thinkers who ask for evidence of old claims are labeled 'anti-science'.
 
2013-02-20 12:43:54 PM
T-shirt ideas:

Neil deGrasse-Tyson--Science Warrior!

Bill Nye the Science Ninja.

Bad Astronomer--Space Samurai!


That Bill Nye one is a real eye-opener. It's like discovering that Mr. Rogers is a secret Ninja Assassin.

Mr. Rogers is a secret Ninja Assassin!
 
2013-02-20 12:44:27 PM

J. Frank Parnell: he can't simply force people to learn the tenets of scientific literacy or critical thinking - such as asking for evidence first to support new claims.

Meanwhile, critical thinkers who ask for evidence of old claims are labeled 'anti-science'.


Hah.... So that's what science denialists are calling themselves these days?  "critical thinkers"?
 
2013-02-20 12:44:50 PM
Be wery, wery quiet! I'm hunting global warming deniers!
 
2013-02-20 12:47:12 PM

Mentalpatient87: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x281]
"Oooh, DeGrasse-Tyson-san"


I just watched that episode last night!

Off topic but, does anybody know how to get iTunes to work?

How about you? With a moniker like Mentalpatient87, you've probably used iTunes lots of times!
 
2013-02-20 12:50:40 PM

MadCat221: Hah.... So that's what science denialists are calling themselves these days? "critical thinkers"?


To really be a critical thinker, you have to be critical of everything. These people who only apply it to certain things amuse me.
 
2013-02-20 12:58:44 PM
 
2013-02-20 01:00:00 PM

pag1107: That he only has a million twitter followers is sad.


He is a modern Sisyphus, rolling a boulder of enlightenment up an ever-steepening mountain of moronic mendacity.

TL;DR: Math is hard.
 
2013-02-20 01:05:38 PM
Meanwhile, critical thinkers who ask for evidence of old claims are labeled 'anti-science'.

Old claims that have been accepted by the science community have received this acceptance because they saw sufficient evidence. This means the evidence is available and if you get off your lazy ass and look you can find it. The people labeled 'anti-science' are the ones who disagree with a theory because they don't like it. If those supporting the theory do all the work finding the data for them, they can disbelieve it anyway because their mind is already made up. Then they complain that they are not taken seriously as 'critical thinkers'.
 
2013-02-20 01:12:24 PM

NotARocketScientist: Old claims that have been accepted by the science community have received this acceptance because they saw sufficient evidence.


But they're often still called theories, for very good reason. If there truly was sufficient evidence they would pass over into fact. Many of the things you probably say are accepted by the scientific community are really just the best guesses so far, and it's important to remember that.
 
2013-02-20 01:23:29 PM

J. Frank Parnell: But they're often still called theories, for very good reason. If there truly was sufficient evidence they would pass over into fact. Many of the things you probably say are accepted by the scientific community are really just the best guesses so far, and it's important to remember that.


There's different degrees of "best guess".  Einstein proved that Newton's "law" of universal gravitation was incomplete, but that doesn't put e.g. general relativity and intelligent design on the same level because they're both theories.
 
2013-02-20 01:25:22 PM
Intelligent design isn't really a 'theory' ....
 
2013-02-20 01:29:39 PM

you have pee hands: There's different degrees of "best guess". Einstein proved that Newton's "law" of universal gravitation was incomplete, but that doesn't put e.g. general relativity and intelligent design on the same level because they're both theories.


Never found the graviton when we should have long ago. But just ignore things like that and keep plowing forward.
 
2013-02-20 01:30:49 PM

daveinsurgent: Intelligent design isn't really a 'theory' ....


Their theory is that it's a theory.
 
2013-02-20 01:34:21 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Am I the only one who's gotten tired of seeing him everywhere?


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2013-02-20 01:39:00 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Never found the graviton when we should have long ago.


According to whom?

But just ignore things like that and keep plowing forward.

Yes, keep performing experiments and adjusting models and theories when the evidence shows that the model or theory isn't correct.  Over time you get closer to the truth.  That's called science.  What's your alternative?
 
2013-02-20 02:09:26 PM

J. Frank Parnell: NotARocketScientist: Old claims that have been accepted by the science community have received this acceptance because they saw sufficient evidence.

But they're often still called theories, for very good reason. If there truly was sufficient evidence they would pass over into fact. Many of the things you probably say are accepted by the scientific community are really just the best guesses so far, and it's important to remember that.


*sigh* not this again...

Theory (Science):  "a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment."

you have pee hands: J. Frank Parnell: Never found the graviton when we should have long ago.

According to whom?

But just ignore things like that and keep plowing forward.

Yes, keep performing experiments and adjusting models and theories when the evidence shows that the model or theory isn't correct.  Over time you get closer to the truth.  That's called science.  What's your alternative?


Probably "The bible says it, I believe it, that settles it." or something just as silly.
 
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2013-02-20 03:40:29 PM

J. Frank Parnell: But they're often still called theories, for very good reason. If there truly was sufficient evidence they would pass over into fact.


That's not how it works. Are you being serious?
 
2013-02-20 03:47:15 PM
"I don't want people to say something is true because Tyson says it is true. That's not critical thinking," he says. "My goal is to promote scientific literacy so people feel empowered."

Love that quote. That about says it all for me, scientific LITERACY. I love Tyson but it's true, a lot of people my age would lift him up as omniscient because he's a cool geek and that sort of misses the entire point he's making, it isn't the man but the ideas. He is just excellent at delivering them in pithy and funny ways.

Not to bring politics into it but that's what I hear when people say stop watching FOX/CNN/MSNBC because they're an echo chamber, listen to FOX/CNN/MSNBC instead. If you take your one source of info and just shift that to a different source that seems hipper, you're still in the same boat you were before, it just might be a more popular vote.

Love Sagan too, but watching some old Cosmos recently didn't do much for me. Seemed sort of dull at at least portions of it that probably weren't as common knowledge at the time are more known now, like relativity and such. And I'm the stereotypical space-gazing stoner that Sagan tends to be championed by. Super excited for Tyson's flavor of it though.
 
2013-02-20 03:55:24 PM
Also, this whole thread reminds me of
 
2013-02-20 03:58:07 PM
Reminds me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBxJiXOl-Xw

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2013-02-20 05:17:01 PM

you have pee hands: According to whom?


If you're not already aware of the problems the graviton has presented then i'm not going to bother explaining it here, because all i'll get is abuse for my efforts. Hit the google and teach yourself if you really want to learn. It's a popular topic among professionals.

friday13: Probably "The bible says it, I believe it, that settles it." or something just as silly.


I don't fully trust the opinion of anyone but myself. I'll often take someones opinion into consideration, but never just blindly accept things because others are going along with it. Many scientists might want to try that along with religious people.
 
2013-02-20 05:38:22 PM

J. Frank Parnell: you have pee hands: According to whom?

If you're not already aware of the problems the graviton has presented then i'm not going to bother explaining it here, because all i'll get is abuse for my efforts. Hit the google and teach yourself if you really want to learn. It's a popular topic among professionals.


So, based on your answer to me, your untrained ass, then.  Yeah, I'll trust the guys who actually studied this shiat for years, and effectively dedicated their lives to it, rather than some random dude on the internet who doesn't know what "theory" means when talking about science.
 
2013-02-20 06:45:19 PM

Electromax: Love Sagan too, but watching some old Cosmos recently didn't do much for me


Try some Brian Cox?  Like Wonders of the Universe or Wonders of Life (currently airing).

/I may have squeed like a fangirl when he appeared in Doctor Who
 
2013-02-20 08:23:07 PM

brantgoose: How about you? With a moniker like Mentalpatient87, you've probably used iTunes lots of times!


Fark no, I don't put that crap on my computer.
 
2013-02-20 09:19:45 PM
FTFH: 'Neil DeGrasse Tyson...Twitter warrior for science'

More like 'smug self-important gas bag'.
 
2013-02-21 02:34:40 AM

SilentStrider: Can we just air drop him into Kansas and have him leave a wide swath of science in his wake?


SCIENCE DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.

Yet.
 
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