Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Astrophysicist

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Not all Dad-jokes come from Dads. Here’s one I overheard from @chucknicecomic ’s middle-school son: QUESTION: What do you call it when you are attacked by a coffee cup? ANSWER: A Mugging.

@thehill  Anyone who states their pedigree just before issuing a statement is arguing from authority, which may or may not be based on evidence.

It continues to be true that Flat-Earthers have supporters all around the globe.

Vampires and other undead people who rise up from their coffins clearly have excellent abs. They always sit up smoothly with a straight back.

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If interested, the Physics of LASERs — which, apparently, @chucknicecomic  has mastered. [Video. 12 min]

Sometimes I wonder if pop-chips are just a temporary disturbance in the space-time continuum of potatoes.

I wonder if the Batmobile has cup holders

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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.

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SCIENTISTS: “We’ve produced the first-ever image of a supermassive Black Hole, 55-million light years away” RESPONSE: “Oooh!” SCIENTISTS: “We’ve concluded that humans are catastrophically warming Earth” RESPONSE: “That conflicts with what I want to be true, so it must be false”

Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.

In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

Look what happened the last time you didn’t vote.

In school, students cheat because the system values high grades more than students value learning.

I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.

Odd. No one is in denial of America’s Aug 21 total solar eclipse. Like Climate Change, methods & tools of science predict it.

Imagine how much more advanced society would be today if women, who comprise half the world’s brain power, were socially & intellectually enfranchised from the beginning of civilization.

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