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(The Raw Story)   Neil deGrasse Tyson rages against the 'super moon'. Looks like we got a badass over here   (rawstory.com) divider line 20
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2013-06-23 08:07:42 PM  
4 votes:
Oh FFS. I'm all for scientific accuracy, but if people like the 'super moon',  go with it already. NASA's defunded, astronomy programs are barely noticed, and you want to biatch the one time people are  interested?
2013-06-23 09:09:42 PM  
3 votes:
While I like NDT, and he is able to bring science to the unwashed masses, I wish he did it more in the vein of Sagan, instead of the kind of AW way he does it.
2013-06-23 08:33:49 PM  
2 votes:
He's so cool. I thought science was pretty lame, but this then this Tyson guy appeared.
You see him? He's black. Black guys don't do things that aren't cool. I'm going to follow him on twitter and let other people know there's a black guy that talks about science stuff. And he's so well-spoken, I think I trust him over those white and asian guys
2013-06-23 07:45:41 PM  
2 votes:
Moon was awesome last night.I know this is supposed to be a funny thread, but that was just awesome to look at.
2013-06-23 07:34:25 PM  
2 votes:
Fighting sience illiteracy and media hyperbole one event at a time.

/Next target: The Weather Channel
2013-06-23 06:22:05 PM  
2 votes:
"There is something called a super moon," Tyson responded. "I don't know who first called it a super moon. I don't know, but if you have a 16 inch pizza, would you call that a super pizza compared with a 15 inch pizza?"

Yes, I would.
2013-06-24 12:12:44 AM  
1 votes:

Tryfan: Scientists are always getting themselves into trouble with calling things names that make less knowledgeable people think they area more significant than intended. God particles, super moons, etc.


Except that's it's never the actual scientists coming up with those names.  It's crap journalists trying to get more pageviews.
2013-06-23 11:07:15 PM  
1 votes:

Primitive Screwhead: I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.
Even if it's only for that day.


This was my thought -- anything that gets people to stop, take a moment, and look out at nature with wonder and awe is a good thing.  Okay, fine, it's only imperceptibly bigger than usual.  Still, it's pretty awesome that the media is focusing on astronomy.
2013-06-23 09:42:00 PM  
1 votes:

Primitive Screwhead: I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.



But will it kids in grammar?
2013-06-23 08:56:18 PM  
1 votes:
What DOES Marcellus Wallace LOOK LIKE???!!!!

Does he look like an astrophysicist? No? Then why did you try to discuss science with him?


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2013-06-23 08:51:09 PM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: "There is something called a super moon," Tyson responded. "I don't know who first called it a super moon. I don't know, but if you have a 16 inch pizza, would you call that a super pizza compared with a 15 inch pizza?"

Yes, I would.


No, but I wouldn't call a smaller one a dwarf pizza, either.
2013-06-23 08:51:00 PM  
1 votes:
Damn, this is what this guy is resorting to for attention? Yikes
2013-06-23 08:33:34 PM  
1 votes:

Primitive Screwhead: I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.
Even if it's only for that day.


This.
2013-06-23 08:21:28 PM  
1 votes:

skinink: A super moon:
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The first female in your image is someone I could get behind.

But seriously,  just about everything overblown by the media and anyone that wants to be heard.

We live in a society that worships sensationalism as if life should be a movie.

Props to those like Neil De Grasse Tyson and people like the myth busters for trying to keep things real.
2013-06-23 07:59:02 PM  
1 votes:
www.geekquality.com
Would you care to step outside, subby? Because young NDT would whoop your sarcastic candy ass.
2013-06-23 07:50:38 PM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: "There is something called a super moon," Tyson responded. "I don't know who first called it a super moon. I don't know, but if you have a 16 inch pizza, would you call that a super pizza compared with a 15 inch pizza?"

Yes, I would.


in fact the pizza place suggests I'm getting 20% more pizza.
2013-06-23 07:42:53 PM  
1 votes:
I'm always looking at the Moon, since the days of Apollo. I walked with my wife a couple days ago, saw the Moon low on the horizon, and remarked to her several times - "damn, the Moon look HUMONGOUS". I was convinced that it looked bigger, So I Googled why and found all the stories.

I really don't care that much about the physics of it. But Tyson FAILS the first-person test.
2013-06-23 07:42:41 PM  
1 votes:
I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.
Even if it's only for that day.
2013-06-23 07:37:46 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-06-23 07:33:06 PM  
1 votes:
When I saw the "super moon" stuff, I thought the same thing.
 
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