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Why Neil DeGrasse Tyson Should Stick To Science

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  • Why Neil DeGrasse Tyson Should Stick To Science

    Good science does not necessarily equal good philosophy. http://deeperwaters.wordpress.com/20...ck-to-science/

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    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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    • #3
      I really can't stand this new breed of Celebrity Spokesperson Scientists, like DeGrasse and Kaku. They talk down to their audience in a condescending way and come across as smug jerks.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        I really can't stand this new breed of Celebrity Spokesperson Scientists, like DeGrasse and Kaku. They talk down to their audience in a condescending way and come across as smug jerks.
        It's not really new. Tyson is just "Carl Sagan in blackface" as I've seen it put.
        "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

        There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
          It's not really new. Tyson is just "Carl Sagan in blackface" as I've seen it put.
          I guess I meant "recent" as in the last 5 years. Tyson and Kaku are everywhere and I can't stand either of them. Although I would say Michio Kaku is the worst of the two.

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          • #6
            I never heard of Kaku until today.
            "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

            There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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            • #7
              "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

              There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                I never heard of Kaku until today.
                He is very smug and smarmy.


                Here he is discussing Asperger's and Genius:


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                  It's not really new. Tyson is just "Carl Sagan in blackface" as I've seen it put.
                  Nah, Carl Sagan wasn't as nearly as much of a jackass as Tyson.
                  Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

                  -Thomas Aquinas

                  I love to travel, But hate to arrive.

                  -Hernando Cortez

                  What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?

                  -Frederick 2, Holy Roman Emperor

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                    He is very smug and smarmy.


                    Here he is discussing Asperger's and Genius:

                    Don't see a problem with it, other than the ridiculous hair.
                    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

                    There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                      Don't see a problem with it, other than the ridiculous hair.
                      It's his tone of voice and condescension that wears on you after you listen to him for a while. That clip wasn't too bad, but if you watch a few show with him on it you will understand.

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                      • #12
                        Somebody else has quoted the Deeper Waters article. http://www.uncommondescent.com/scien...a-philosopher/

                        ETA: Just now read the comments, I see that someone already knows this.
                        Last edited by Cerebrum123; 06-09-2014, 05:02 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Yep. I saw it as well. I get notification about something like that. Really nice the way Wordpress works and really nice to see someone sharing what I write.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TimelessTheist View Post
                            Nah, Carl Sagan wasn't as nearly as much of a jackass as Tyson.
                            Agreed. Sagan had a joy and enthusiasm that shown through. And he could speak in simple terms without being obviously condescending. Tyson, OTOH, comes across at times as insufferably smug.

                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              Agreed. Sagan had a joy and enthusiasm that shown through. And he could speak in simple terms without being obviously condescending. Tyson, OTOH, comes across at times as insufferably smug.
                              An atheist on Amazon once recommended I read Sagan's "Demon-Haunted World."

                              I read it and while I disagreed with a lot in it, I found that I liked Sagan's writing and found he would be a likable fellow and not at all like the new atheists of today.

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