Neil deGrasse Tyson on God & Science

god is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance neil degrass tyson

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  • Kodie

    I love this guy.

  • Kodie

    I really enjoyed this interview with him, One-on-One with Maria Hinojosa on PBS. It’s not theistically smacking down but an interesting talk that’s different than programs where he is the host, and how he grew up and destined himself for his career. He’s just such a very cool guy:

    http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Maria-Hinojosa-One-on-One-12/episodes/Astrophysicist-Neil-deGrasse-Tyson-6261

    • http://avichsays.wordpress.com Danny

      “It’s not theistically smacking down but an interesting talk”

      - Thanks for making that apparent. The picture is a bit misleading; Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t against religion. He was referring to a particular way of reasoning out God. The “I can’t explain that, so it must be God”, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sort of thinking.

  • UrsaMinor

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is great. He’s like Carl Sagan 2.0: now with personality!

    • Elemenope

      Carl Sagan was perfect for the ’70s and ’80s. Inoffensively hippie scientist with a down-home manner blunted by the herbs he almost undoubtedly just smoked before filming. Pretty much as non-threatening as a heathen cosmologist can be.

      Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the ’00s answer to Sagan. He projects the excitement to match Sagan’s wonder.

      • Kodie

        I love Carl Sagan’s voice.

    • Custador

      You mean Carl Sagan minus the weed?

      • Michael

        Tyson is just the sativa to Sagan’s indica.

        • Ryan

          Best comment ever.

      • Bertrand T Russell

        My estimation of Carl Sagan only rises, when he admitted that he smoked a little weed……… We need more Sagans and Tysons today, desperately! To fight the christian forces of DARKNESS……

        • Michael

          Sagan didn’t admit he smoked “a little” weed. Mr. X seemed to smoke a hell of a lot.

        • Artor

          Umm- you know, Sagan’s widow is the head of NORML? Was for a while at least, I don’t know if she still is.

  • mikespeir

    If there really is a God, he’s probably not a pocket of ignorance. However, every god I’ve ever heard about seems to be.

  • Jus

    Yet at the same time, scientific ignorance is an ever-growing pocket…

  • Artor

    News Flash! God has been spotted by the Hubble Telescope! His image was dramatically redshifted however, as he was seen retreating from science at relativistic speeds…

    • Len

      So that’s the relative good news of god.


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