All posts tagged "neil degrasse tyson"

Where's the 'Cosmos' of ideas? We turned to Michael Bérubé for an answer

The new 'Cosmos' has some of the best celestial animation ever broadcast -- that scene last week with the 'ship of the imagination' struggling as it fell into the 'event horizon' of a black hole was on a par with the best stuff you see at the movie theater.

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Why isn't there a Neil deGrasse Tyson for the humanities? We blame Camille Paglia

Last week, Adam Weinstein asked on Gawker: Where Is the Humanities' Neil deGrasse Tyson? Coming on the heels of Nick Kristof’s badly-framed and much-derided call for professors to speak more broadly and openly to nonacademic audiences (as if we don’t already do that, every chance we get), Weinstein’s question was easy to misframe and deride. Also, it was on Gawker, so it was all the more tempting for academics to dismiss, as if it were a “which obscure humanist are you?” quiz on Buzzfeed.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson trolls creationists on 'Cosmos' with puny size of biblical universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson toyed with creationist beliefs Sunday night on the latest episode of Cosmos.

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Creationists to Neil deGrasse Tyson: Evolution isn't scientific, but the Book of Genesis is

Creationist Ray Comfort complained that Neil deGrasse Tyson had misrepresented the Bible.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Laurence Fishburne about the science flub in 'The Matrix'

That disturbance you might have felt Sunday in the fabric of spacetime happened when Neil deGrasse Tyson, in New Mexico filming episodes of Cosmos, spent some time talking with Laurence Fishburne, who happened to be nearby filming an indie sci-fi thriller, The Signal.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Really Starting To Scare Conservatives

The wingnut panic over the show Cosmos is incredibly amusing to me. It's understandable, because Neil deGrasse Tyson is really good at being clear and concise about science and he eviscerates right wing attempts to muddy the waters with precision. I particularly liked this quote from an interview on Inquiring Minds: "I claim that all those who think they can cherry-pick science simply don't understand how science works," because science, unlike theology or musical taste, isn't a matter of just taking what you like and leaving the rest behind. What is interesting---and threatening---about Cosmos is it asserts interconnectedness of science. Evolution and the "big bang" theory are inseparable, and knowing how old and vast the universe is makes it much, much easier to understand how evolution works.

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Astrophysics Should Threaten Fundies More Than Biology

It's hard to believe it's an accident, I'll say that much. The Fox affiliate---not Fox News, but just Fox---in Oklahoma City cut out the last 15 seconds of the airing of the new version of Cosmos featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, which just happened to be when he mentioned that human beings evolved just recently in relation to the universe.

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Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from 'Cosmos' by cutting only 15 seconds

In what appeared to be an editing error, a Fox affiliate in Oklahoma managed to remove the only mention of evolution from Sunday night's Cosmos science documentary by cutting only 15 seconds from the broadcast.

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Creationist slams Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' for 'blind faith' in scientific theories

A creationist has reviewed the new “Cosmos” reboot, featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and it may come as no surprise that she wasn’t terribly impressed.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Stephen Colbert that science 'is true whether you believe in it or not'

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed his recent comments on balancing scientific discourse Monday night on “The Colbert Report.”

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