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(The Planetary Society)   Even Science Guys takes selfies now: Here is one with NdGT and the POTUS   (planetary.org) divider line 35
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2014-03-07 12:22:34 PM
Seems like a good place for a PSA:  The Cosmos reboot premieres this Sunday.  Set your Tivos or ithings or whathaveyou.
 
2014-03-07 12:38:02 PM

nekom: Seems like a good place for a PSA:  The Cosmos reboot premieres this Sunday.  Set your Tivos or ithings or whathaveyou.


Can't wait!!!
 
2014-03-07 12:39:20 PM
I think it's safe to say, in that picture, Obama is the dumb one.
 
2014-03-07 01:42:38 PM
planetary.s3.amazonaws.com

obama looks like he's having a good time, the other two look like they are about to hatch an evil plot
 
2014-03-07 01:58:25 PM
If you are in the same room with the President and your camera hasn't been confiscated--OF COURSE YOU TAKE A SELFIE.

/Don't need a P.H.D. to know that.
 
2014-03-07 02:13:02 PM
no hero tag?
 
2014-03-07 02:19:28 PM
This may be the only photo of two black guys that isn't diminished in coolness by having a white guy in it as well.

/jealous
//NERDS!!!
 
2014-03-07 02:59:04 PM
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Black Science Man should make a temporary return with Cosmos. One of the few memes reddit didn't run into the ground.
 
2014-03-07 03:06:15 PM
why is it called a selfie when there are more than 2 people in the picture?
 
2014-03-07 03:19:31 PM
Okay, I am charmed.  But is that thing dense enough to use for wallpaper?

ManateeGag: I think it's safe to say, in that picture, Obama is the dumb one.


Uh,  Mr. O never stooped to "debating" a creationist to fund his theme park, so jury's out on Bill.  :)
 
2014-03-07 03:25:33 PM
Well that only took a week to hit fark after it was posted on Twitter.

This site is becoming the Old Folks Home of the internet.
 
2014-03-07 03:29:58 PM

forteblast: This may be the only photo of two black guys that isn't diminished in coolness by having a white guy in it as well.

/jealous
//NERDS!!!


Counterpoint (IMHO):

24.media.tumblr.com

Rock stars and intellectual giants - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.
 
2014-03-07 03:41:15 PM
Waiting breathlessly for conservatives to explain why this is an outrage.  He's wearing a coat, a tie, and a flag pin, so they'll have to herp a little derper.
 
2014-03-07 03:47:33 PM

extroverted_suicide: Waiting breathlessly for conservatives to explain why this is an outrage.  He's wearing a coat, a tie, and a flag pin, so they'll have to herp a little derper.


You know you're doing the exact same thing right? No one to argue with in the politics tab?
 
2014-03-07 03:50:40 PM

Car_Ramrod: Rock stars and intellectual giants - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.


Point of order: Jay Z isn't a rock star, he is a hip hop star.
 
2014-03-07 03:55:36 PM
Car_Ramrod:
Rock stars and intellectual giants - they all adore him.

Let's not get carried away. I can appreciate what they do, but Nye and Tyson are by no means "intellectual giants". It's insulting to the true geniuses that have catapulted humanity forward to TV personalities.
 
2014-03-07 03:56:34 PM
God-is-a-Taco:
Let's not get carried away. I can appreciate what they do, but Nye and Tyson are by no means "intellectual giants". It's insulting to the true geniuses that have catapulted humanity forward to TV personalities.

*to compare them to TV personalities.
 
2014-03-07 04:04:50 PM

Beerguy: Car_Ramrod: Rock stars and intellectual giants - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Point of order: Jay Z isn't a rock star, he is a hip hop star.


yes, he shows up to the President's BBQs
 
2014-03-07 04:05:08 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Car_Ramrod:
Rock stars and intellectual giants - they all adore him.

Let's not get carried away. I can appreciate what they do, but Nye and Tyson are by no means "intellectual giants". It's insulting to the true geniuses that have catapulted humanity forward to TV personalities.


Er, Dr. Tyson is pretty damned smart and accomplished, or he wouldn't be the director of the Hayden Planetarium if he wasn't.

Bill Nye may only have a masters, but by all evidence he is a very smart guy as well, and doesn't just play one on TV.

In short, I see no reason to not include them as intellectual giants. They may not be geniuses like Dr. Hawking, but they're head and shoulders above most of us.
 
2014-03-07 04:21:05 PM

God-is-a-Taco: God-is-a-Taco:
Let's not get carried away. I can appreciate what they do, but Nye and Tyson are by no means "intellectual giants". It's insulting to the true geniuses that have catapulted humanity forward to TV personalities.

*to compare them to TV personalities.


You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct?
 
2014-03-07 04:44:12 PM

Car_Ramrod: Counterpoint


Accepted. Different kind of coolness though.
 
2014-03-07 04:46:27 PM
Zafler:
In short, I see no reason to not include them as intellectual giants. They may not be geniuses like Dr. Hawking, but they're head and shoulders above most of us.

I don't see it. "Intellectual giants" hints of the phrase commonly attributed to Newton that demonstrates the importance of humility and community to science, especially when used by a human god-man like Newton.
 Meanwhile, we praise these two guys for taking pictures with celebrities or debating creationists instead of scientific work.
 
2014-03-07 05:16:04 PM

degenerate-afro: God-is-a-Taco: God-is-a-Taco:
Let's not get carried away. I can appreciate what they do, but Nye and Tyson are by no means "intellectual giants". It's insulting to the true geniuses that have catapulted humanity forward to TV personalities.

*to compare them to TV personalities.

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct?


i could read it.  I probably wouldn't understand it.
 
2014-03-07 05:49:35 PM
Some kind of oreo spin off?

2 smart cookies with some dumb fluff in the middle.
 
2014-03-07 05:51:23 PM

OnlyM3: Some kind of oreo spin off?

2 smart cookies with some dumb fluff in the middle.


2.5/10.  The .5 is for added racism.
 
2014-03-07 05:52:03 PM

degenerate-afro

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct?
You know that 90% of what NDT says is just plagiarized from Sagan.
 
2014-03-07 06:19:06 PM
www.upl.co
 
2014-03-07 06:21:28 PM

OnlyM3: degenerate-afro

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct? You know that 90% of what NDT says is just plagiarized from Sagan.


You are aware that NDT and Sagan knew each other correct.  This is the reason why Tyson is redoing the Cosmos series.  Also no, he does not plagiarize from Sagan.  Perhaps you can read up on the interactions between the two of them before Sagan's death a bit.
 
2014-03-07 07:12:36 PM

degenerate-afro: OnlyM3: degenerate-afro

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct? You know that 90% of what NDT says is just plagiarized from Sagan.

You are aware that NDT and Sagan knew each other correct.  This is the reason why Tyson is redoing the Cosmos series.  Also no, he does not plagiarize from Sagan.  Perhaps you can read up on the interactions between the two of them before Sagan's death a bit.


Don't stop him he's on a (t)roll.  :)
 
2014-03-07 08:11:24 PM

Far Cough: degenerate-afro: OnlyM3: degenerate-afro

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct? You know that 90% of what NDT says is just plagiarized from Sagan.

You are aware that NDT and Sagan knew each other correct.  This is the reason why Tyson is redoing the Cosmos series.  Also no, he does not plagiarize from Sagan.  Perhaps you can read up on the interactions between the two of them before Sagan's death a bit.

Don't stop him he's on a (t)roll.  :)


i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 09:00:54 PM

jso2897: Far Cough: degenerate-afro: OnlyM3: degenerate-afro

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct? You know that 90% of what NDT says is just plagiarized from Sagan.

You are aware that NDT and Sagan knew each other correct.  This is the reason why Tyson is redoing the Cosmos series.  Also no, he does not plagiarize from Sagan.  Perhaps you can read up on the interactions between the two of them before Sagan's death a bit.

Don't stop him he's on a (t)roll.  :)

[i18.photobucket.com image 340x255]


This doesn't help the conversation, but I could watch that .gif for hours
 
2014-03-07 10:17:49 PM

Homegrown: jso2897: Far Cough: degenerate-afro: OnlyM3: degenerate-afro

You do know that you can read deGrasse Tyson's phD thesis online correct? You know that 90% of what NDT says is just plagiarized from Sagan.

You are aware that NDT and Sagan knew each other correct.  This is the reason why Tyson is redoing the Cosmos series.  Also no, he does not plagiarize from Sagan.  Perhaps you can read up on the interactions between the two of them before Sagan's death a bit.

Don't stop him he's on a (t)roll.  :)

[i18.photobucket.com image 340x255]

This doesn't help the conversation, but I could watch that .gif for hours


Don't worry - this ceased to be a real conversation at the point that Trolly McDipshiat got involved.
 
2014-03-07 11:01:09 PM
jso2897:
[i18.photobucket.com image 340x255]

I miss YTMND.
Technically it still exists, but still I miss YTMND.
 
2014-03-08 05:55:49 AM

i.imgur.com



Cosmic, baby.

 
2014-03-08 11:41:25 AM

Zafler: God-is-a-Taco: Car_Ramrod:
Rock stars and intellectual giants - they all adore him.

Let's not get carried away. I can appreciate what they do, but Nye and Tyson are by no means "intellectual giants". It's insulting to the true geniuses that have catapulted humanity forward to TV personalities.

Er, Dr. Tyson is pretty damned smart and accomplished, or he wouldn't be the director of the Hayden Planetarium if he wasn't.

Bill Nye may only have a masters, but by all evidence he is a very smart guy as well, and doesn't just play one on TV.

In short, I see no reason to not include them as intellectual giants. They may not be geniuses like Dr. Hawking, but they're head and shoulders above most of us.


For fun, you can read NdGT's CV here. It will make you feel laughably inferior.

\Got the chance to talk with him for a bit once.
\\Really cool guy.
 
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