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(The Federalist)   Somebody seriously needs to stage an intervention for Neil deGrasse Tyson. He just keeps making stuff up   (thefederalist.com) divider line
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2014-09-17 10:31:33 AM  
6 votes:
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2014-09-17 10:21:41 AM  
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2014-09-17 9:03:19 AM  
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2014-09-17 9:36:46 AM  
5 votes:
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2014-09-17 8:47:23 AM  
4 votes:
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2014-09-17 10:27:14 AM  
3 votes:

sweetmelissa31: I don't have a Ph.D. in physics, but I'm pretty sure February 2003 did not happen in the week after 9/11.

Suck it libs, book learning is officially obsolete. Don't need a PhD to know when February 2003 occurred.

Later Neil DeFartte Tyson

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2014-09-17 9:45:32 AM  
3 votes:
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Neil is oviously a farking quack that lives off of stupid liberals believing everything he says. How can you not see that?
 
2014-09-17 8:55:47 AM  
3 votes:

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Remember in Good Will Hunting when Matt Damon tells the joke about the stewardess forgetting the coffee and Robin Williams calls him out for never having been on a plane?  This guy wrote a whole article based on that sort of outrage.


And what was the end result of that?  Robin Williams killed himself.
 
2014-09-17 12:25:59 AM  
3 votes:

joshiz: "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson


Clearly you both have never heard of the placebo effect; it is directly correlated with belief.  This is the same dynamic that makes people think the article they've just read is journalism.
 
2014-09-17 12:11:42 AM  
3 votes:
As opposed to the virtual Mt. Everest of bullsh*t conservatives make up?
 
2014-09-17 3:52:22 PM  
2 votes:
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Are you sure we haven't been invaded by aliens?
 
2014-09-17 11:02:54 AM  
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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Ugh. It's like Steve Buscemi farked pedantry itself.
 
2014-09-17 10:50:17 AM  
2 votes:

NickelP: Oh I'm NDT and I got dismissed from jury duty because I know science and know what a milligram is.  I'm so much smarter than judges and the court system.

Oh I'm NDT and I know what averages are.  I'm so much smarter than everyone else (just ignore the median thing for a minute).  I'm so much smarter than the media.

Oh I'm NDT and I know how many degrees are in a circle.  I'm so much smarter than congress.


Oh Grimey, will you ever win?

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2014-09-17 10:49:45 AM  
2 votes:
Jackson Herring:
holy shiat, not only did Humphry Davy apparently invent the science of farts, he also studied galvanic corrosion and its effects on ships

Also dang, am I right ladies

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2014-09-17 10:26:28 AM  
2 votes:

James!: This thread started dumb and got worse.


Come on. You need proper accreditation.

"This thread started dumb and got worse."

--Neil deGrasse Tyson
 
2014-09-17 9:17:54 AM  
2 votes:

NickelP: bestie1: It kind of seems like NGT has his own religion. This is the third time in one week that I've seen proof that he's full of shiat yet he's still the savior to so many people.  The first two were the standard tripe that 8th grade science teachers make up.  This one is a uniformed political tirade.  Why do I not remember my college physics professors making these mistakes?  Oh I guess they were just boring and didn't have political agendas.

He is a semi decent public speaker, who is atheist, and has a lot of visibility. The hardons a bunch of people have for him 'cause omg he is smart like me, he knows so much better than everyone else and he agrees with me so I'm smart too!' Is absurd



Yeah I don't get it either.  I mean, why can't people just be content listening to the science experts we already have on TV, such as:

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And don't forget

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2014-09-17 8:59:23 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-09-17 8:57:54 AM  
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2014-09-17 8:40:32 AM  
2 votes:
I have been making crap up for years.  You go Neil!
 
2014-09-17 8:35:33 AM  
2 votes:

Forbidden Doughnut: Not getting some bible reference right ( Isiah vs Genesis, or something) is excessively nitpicky. (It would be like me getting upset at a Fundamentalist Christian for not having read anything by Voltaire ,Thomas Paine* , or the AD&D "Planescape" campaign sourcebooks )

/ esp. Paine's "The Age of Reason"; lots of things in that one to p*ss off fundamentalists of ALL stripes....


Now hold on a minute - everyone should read about Planescape.  It is quite possibly the best setting for any game I've ever encountered.
 
2014-09-17 8:33:06 AM  
2 votes:
Confederalist would be a more appropriate name, I think.
 
2014-09-17 7:12:30 AM  
2 votes:
"Our god is the god who named the stars." - George W BushRAND PAUL
 
2014-09-17 1:56:28 AM  
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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I don't think he has a punchable face.  But he might be enjoyable to corrupt to sin, if one were so inclined.
 
2014-09-17 1:45:27 AM  
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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Where does the line to punch him form?
 
2014-09-18 12:41:08 AM  
1 vote:

Forbidden Doughnut: DisseminationMonkey: The author of this article gave you guys a shout out.

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What's Sean Davis's FARK handle, I wonder?


I doubt he has one, he seems like the kind of guy who just googles his own name 10-15 times a day
 
2014-09-17 9:27:49 PM  
1 vote:
The author of this article gave you guys a shout out.

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2014-09-17 4:04:03 PM  
1 vote:

tinyarena: Are you sure we haven't been invaded by aliens?


Yes, having eyes is an alien trait. I saw that on Ancient Aliens.
 
2014-09-17 3:09:04 PM  
1 vote:
I think he needs to sit down and swap stories with Sarah Palin.
 
2014-09-17 1:44:07 PM  
1 vote:

Garet Garrett: No, he's liberal because he twists and distorts objective reality in order to create strawmen that he can attack to make a political point.


So you're saying that you're a liberal?
 
2014-09-17 1:18:53 PM  
1 vote:

SquiggsIN: By the time he would've been promoted to a 3-solids full CMDR he wouldn't have had the VISOR. He was given the implants long before that would've happened.


Implants are racist and a plot to destroy visor culture.
 
2014-09-17 1:03:43 PM  
1 vote:
The beauty of an ad hom like this is that it is pleasing to both the Jesus Dinosaur Riders and Mountaintop Removal Mining For Freedom wings of the party.
 
2014-09-17 12:54:33 PM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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Why do conservative "intellectuals" always look like this guy?  (It's like they're all the spiritual descendents of Frank Burns from MASH)
 
2014-09-17 11:57:17 AM  
1 vote:

I alone am best: Jackson Herring: Geotpf: It seems like Tyson routinely makes stuff up out thin air

In the skies today we saw destruction and tragedy. Yet farther than we can see, there is comfort and hope. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, "Lift your eyes and look to the heavens. Who created all these? He who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name. Because of His great power, and mighty strength, not one of them is missing."

The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home.

TYSON: Here's what happens. George Bush, within a week of [the 9/11 terrorist attacks] gave us a speech attempting to distinguish we from they. And who are they? These were sort of the Muslim fundamentalists. And he wants to distinguish we from they. And how does he do it?

He says, "Our God" - of course it's actually the same God, but that's a detail, let's hold that minor fact aside for the moment. Allah of the Muslims is the same God as the God of the Old Testament. So, but let's hold that aside. He says, "Our God is the God" - he's loosely quoting Genesis, biblical Genesis - "Our God is the God who named the stars."

Did the Columbia shuttle crash into the WTC?


no, it crashed into the pentagon
 
2014-09-17 10:56:03 AM  
1 vote:

I alone am best: it must be hard to sit with that amount of butthurt


The troll with the TNG joke was actually funny, but there's still time for you to do something with your butt theme here. Try a little harder.
 
2014-09-17 10:39:28 AM  
1 vote:

keylock71: I thought they did a great job on the Cosmos. Still love the original, but Black Science Man's version was good, too.


Overall it was good but I was offended by the tarnishing of the good name of Humphry Davy.

Best scientist ever?

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2014-09-17 10:27:58 AM  
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2014-09-17 10:18:43 AM  
1 vote:

joshiz: Great strategy: if you don't like the overarching ideas, just get extremely petty and nitpicky in a pathetic attempt to discredit the person delivering them.

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson

So even if he completely made up his allegories or anecdotes (which I highly doubt) so what? He is not presenting those as facts, just ways to illustrate his larger points - points which these people have no response to so they resort to just these kind of diversionary attacks.


As someone who has spent a decade debating educated, civilized people on Fark I have no clue people did this!
 
2014-09-17 10:18:14 AM  
1 vote:
He thinks kids are sexy, Hitler was cool, and now we have evidence that NdGT likes Nickelback. He actually said Nickelback is "a really great band." He said that! How can anybody trust this guy when he says stuff like that. Wow.

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2014-09-17 10:16:55 AM  
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The_Six_Fingered_Man: bestie1: Chummer45: bestie1: What science has TNG ever done?  He's a talking head.  Stephen Hawking did/does science.  TNG puts on a carnival that makes dumb people feel smart.


Please tell us more about how much smarter you are than NDGT

The question remains open.  What new scientific work has TNG ever presented to show his creds.  Don't change the subject.

Serious question. Why do you refer to  Neil  DeGrasse  Tyson as  TNG?


Stop everyone! Bestie1 has made a mistake and got Neil Degrasse-Tyson name wrong! This proves he has no credibility and is incapable of fact checking. From this day forward we must disregard everything he says.
 
2014-09-17 10:14:49 AM  
1 vote:
Woah. WOAH. Tyson is a fan of Hitler? That's horrible. I can't believe he would say that Hitler had some good ideas. Ugh.

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2014-09-17 10:12:12 AM  
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2014-09-17 10:04:55 AM  
1 vote:
I don't have a Ph.D. in physics, but I'm pretty sure February 2003 did not happen in the week after 9/11.

Suck it libs, book learning is officially obsolete. Don't need a PhD to know when February 2003 occurred.

Later Neil DeFartte Tyson

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2014-09-17 10:02:01 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-09-17 9:57:43 AM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: If the duct tape holding the chicken together is the only thing keeping it alive, does it still really qualify as a chicken?

Makes u think.


Maybe about getting a new chicken.
 
2014-09-17 9:52:17 AM  
1 vote:

Jackson Herring: black scienceman: the next generation


Well now I have a new alt
 
2014-09-17 9:49:59 AM  
1 vote:
black scienceman: the next generation
 
2014-09-17 9:45:39 AM  
1 vote:
Wait... that really whiney dude from Eureka is trying to be a journalist now?

/I guess you gotta work...
 
2014-09-17 9:45:38 AM  
1 vote:

bestie1: If your going to make shiat up at least pick something people can't bing.


+1 Funny
 
2014-09-17 9:42:17 AM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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If you waved that guy's picture over Bruce Lee's grave, Bruce Lee's right fist would suddenly come back to life.
 
2014-09-17 9:38:05 AM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: NDGT shouldn't make up shiat that will undermine his credibility but this line made me LOL.

FTFA:  Add embarrassing biblical illiteracy to Tyson's list of accomplishments on his CV.

Why is that embarrassing?  It's 2014, the bible is far from relevant or required knowledge.



It's such a common tactic on the right - "you're not credible because you don't know about shiat that I personally am obsessed with!"

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2014-09-17 9:36:51 AM  
1 vote:

Jim_Callahan: nmrsnr: I kind of do. It's lazy attribution to say "newspaper headline" and a scientist should cite his sources better.

You do realize that NDT doesn't purport to be a historian or a literary expert, right?  He's a  scientist, his ad-hoc conversational stories he tells to make rhetorical points aren't things he  represents as being 100% rigorous in every detail without fail.

Do you hold everyone in the entire universe responsible for memorizing every quote word-perfect with no paraphrasing?  Because NDT ain't any kind of expert in that regard, he's on the same standards as the average guy.


This is the internet, the answer to that question is YES! sort of like when being asked if you are a god.
 
2014-09-17 9:28:15 AM  
1 vote:
The issue isn't biblical literacy.  It's making up quotes and sourcing them to researchable sources.  If your going to make shiat up at least pick something people can't bing.  This latest quote is so egregious that it blows my mind.
 
2014-09-17 9:21:41 AM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: who's making things up?


Fark's a fast moving place, bub. Sometimes you just gotta go with your gut. I'm reminded of the time NDT said, "If you want to Fark a chicken, make sure it's under the stars, so you can feel so insignificant that it doesn't really matter, in the grand scheme of things, that you are farking a chicken."

He said this as a way of distancing himself from regular, daytime-behind-the-barn chicken farkers.
 
2014-09-17 9:19:11 AM  
1 vote:
I thought "Scientists" like TNG liked facts.
 
2014-09-17 9:17:54 AM  
1 vote:

s2s2s2: I thought

Now

who's making things up?
 
2014-09-17 9:08:47 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-09-17 9:08:37 AM  
1 vote:
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Obviously this man was replaced by a cabbage by the Illuminati.
 
2014-09-17 9:06:02 AM  
1 vote:

Karac: Forbidden Doughnut: Not getting some bible reference right ( Isiah vs Genesis, or something) is excessively nitpicky. (It would be like me getting upset at a Fundamentalist Christian for not having read anything by Voltaire ,Thomas Paine* , or the AD&D "Planescape" campaign sourcebooks )

/ esp. Paine's "The Age of Reason"; lots of things in that one to p*ss off fundamentalists of ALL stripes....

Now hold on a minute - everyone should read about Planescape.  It is quite possibly the best setting for any game I've ever encountered.


I prefer Birthright and (whispers) DragonLance
 
2014-09-17 9:03:00 AM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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Oh hell, that is at least a 1.2 on the Tsoukalos scale of face-punchability.
 
2014-09-17 8:59:54 AM  
1 vote:
 We've also established that the exact quote he used to bash members of congress as being stupid also doesn't exist.


Well in that case, Mr. punchable author has convinced me that many (R) members of congress don't routinely say things revealing how stupid/wilfully ignorant of science they are.
 
2014-09-17 8:59:00 AM  
1 vote:

bestie1: Why do I not remember my college physics professors making these mistakes? Oh I guess they were just boring and didn't have political agendas.


Because nobody with a shiatty blog wrote rambling, semi-coherent, butthurt ripostes about every little thing they ever said because the blog writer didn't like their politics.

But somehow I don't find myself the least bit surprised that you can't even hold yourself to your own standards over the course of one lousy paragraph.
 
2014-09-17 8:50:25 AM  
1 vote:
Remember in Good Will Hunting when Matt Damon tells the joke about the stewardess forgetting the coffee and Robin Williams calls him out for never having been on a plane?  This guy wrote a whole article based on that sort of outrage.
 
2014-09-17 8:47:28 AM  
1 vote:
He's thinks he's so smart, but this girl that friendzoned me tweeted and W was way whiter than Neil Degrasse 0bama and also Jesus told fewer lies.
 
2014-09-17 8:45:59 AM  
1 vote:
Poster boy for terminal right-wing vaginitis Sean Davis was an economic policy adviser to Governor Rick Perry.

How many apoplectic blog posts do you suppose he's written about all the times his pal Perry's been wrong?
 
2014-09-17 8:45:20 AM  
1 vote:
The guy is technically right.  And you know what that means...
 
2014-09-17 8:43:42 AM  
1 vote:
Haha, I clicked through to one of his other complaint articles on NGT (he has a whole series).

But anyway, he's arguing the definition of average, and he actually uses the words: "BUT NOT ALL DISTRIBUTIONS".

Dude is white nighting statistics.
 
2014-09-17 8:40:32 AM  
1 vote:
Don't worry, he will recant on his deathbed.
 
2014-09-17 8:39:55 AM  
1 vote:

Karac: Forbidden Doughnut: Not getting some bible reference right ( Isiah vs Genesis, or something) is excessively nitpicky. (It would be like me getting upset at a Fundamentalist Christian for not having read anything by Voltaire ,Thomas Paine* , or the AD&D "Planescape" campaign sourcebooks )

/ esp. Paine's "The Age of Reason"; lots of things in that one to p*ss off fundamentalists of ALL stripes....

Now hold on a minute - everyone should read about Planescape.  It is quite possibly the best setting for any game I've ever encountered.


And just like that I'm looking for a Planescape wikia and holy shiat there's a kickstarter for a sort-of sequel to Torment.
 
2014-09-17 8:33:56 AM  
1 vote:
Professional internet detective is on the case.
 
2014-09-17 8:24:32 AM  
1 vote:

dookdookdook: "Our god is the god who named the stars." - George W BushRAND PAUL


You mean Allah?

Many, if not most, of the star names are in Arabic.
 
2014-09-17 7:05:37 AM  
1 vote:

MrBallou: Ambivalence: ecmoRandomNumbers: The very punchable author's face:
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I don't think he has a punchable face.  But he might be enjoyable to corrupt to sin, if one were so inclined.

Always inclined to sin, but that's not the face I'd choose. EIP.


Is this like a Craigslist thing?
 
2014-09-17 1:31:41 AM  
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