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Date: 01/07/12 02:19 PM

31 Responses to Neil DeGrasse Tyson Vs Bill O`Reilly`s Logic

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    January 7, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Link: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Vs Bill O`Reilly`s Logic - Tyson spotlights O`Reilly`s faulty logic on how unexplained phenomena equates to the existence of God.
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    stardoggy Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    Man used to point at fire and say "God." Then he`d point at the stars and say "God."

    god/gäd/ Noun: (in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) The sum of all things in the universe that man does not yet understand.
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    I think Bill O`Reilly is a closet Juggalo.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    I don`t understand why any theist would make that argument, because it`s such an insult to their own religion. They are saying "I worship ignorance, my religion is ignorance, my god(s) is/are ignorance".

    Even if it`s true, they really should keep quiet about it for their own good.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    haha tides come in and go out, I CAN EXPLAIN THAT
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    I can`t wait for a scientist to rip the New creationists a new one when they go around with their crappy Dinosaur + human stories. I like to point those "dinosaurs lived with people" types to this site:
    6000 years...no.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    "God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance"

    I want this as a bumper sticker.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is my hero!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Definately a smart guy, but I think he`s been reading his own press. Seems a bit full of himself.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    Ahhh the christians on IMB are stewing in their seats right now trying to come up with a clever response that doesn`t promote their ignorance further. Wait for it...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Intelligent Design - you can`t explain that.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm
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    ReBoot Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    I`m glad he mentioned the "god of the gaps" phenomenon

    like he said, just cuz we don`t know for sure what causes something doesn`t mean that for sure it`s god
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    yesyesido Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Not That I am Defending Bill, because he is an idoit, but he was probably quoting Ellery Schempp (born Ellory Schempp, August 1940) who is an accomplished physicist. He Questions The way we understand Gravity. He Wrote "Warning: Gravity is “Only a Theory”" Bringing God into this specific argument as a "God of the Gaps" is foolish.
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    bophus Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    @yesyesido

    he wasnt quoting anyone. he was doing his best to agrue his point. He doesnt understand how the tides work or what the moon does. He really doesnt. It is sad. He is a finger waving fanatic.
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    houtex Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    The `...you`re USELESS!` part? Pure awesome right there. Glad that was last, it makes the entire clip worth every second.

    /Tyson is the man.
    //And Kaku, him too.

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    TheGodofFail Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    That mans voice is godly. I want the sound bite of "You`re useless" so I could sit there and use it on my friends when necessary.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    The more I get to know this guy, the more I like him. He`s a crusader (excuse the dichotomy) for scientific advancement.

    My personal take on it: if you believe that your personal God, or gods, or higher power, or The Force, whatever, made the scientific laws of the Universe and then set them in motion for us to discover, then you go for it. I have no way of disproving your reality. And at the end of the day, it doesn`t really matter: the laws of Science which apply to us all everyday are the same whether you believe in an underlying supernatural god-creator or not.

    But when inherently religious views start to infringe on basic scientific findings, and teach our kids those anti-scientific views, that`s when intelligent people are going to stand up and say, "No you f*cking don`t".
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    "God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance."

    I suppose that`s why God`s so popular in America?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    Denying well-understood basic scientific realities such as evolution, the age of the universe, climate change etc, will f*ck up our chances of surviving (or at least, continuing to advance) as a species more than any current danger I can think of.

    Beware those who deny scientific advancement in favour of ignorance, especially religiously-inspired ignorance.

    As a wise man once said: "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into skyscrapers".

    And no, I see no fundamental difference between sky-mumbling fundamentalist Christians and Muslims. They`re all religious sky-mumblers, and all come from the same root.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 12:01 am
    "God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance."

    I suppose that`s why God`s so popular in America?
    Haha! Wow. Well played sir. Well played.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 1:12 am
    "God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance"
    Um, no: There are 1 Billion things we currently don`t understand. Until science > the unknown, God will have a place in human undrstanding. You`re not going to "get rid of God" anytime soon, okay?

    @Davymid: climate change? lolz! "No you f*cking don`t". Applies here.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 2:13 am
    @5cats, you are the moron he was talking too.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 2:33 am
    God did it all. We`re just discovering how it works.
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    TkA Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 7:22 am
    God is real
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    God is an imaginary playfriend for adults.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:37 am
    5cats: so you`re saying that god is just the answer ignorant people put on natural phenomena?
    Historically, god has indeed been the ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance.. There was a time in which humanity thought lightnings came from his wrath, and also diseases. now we know about germs and electricity.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

    All primative cultures have invented a god or gods to explain why the sun rises and sets. What makes the god of the primative hebrew better than the hawai`ian gods? Or aboriginal or native american or aztec or etc etc etc
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Neil is awesome.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    One doesn`t need to question Niel DeGrass Tyson to know Bill O`Reilly is an f-ing moron.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    I think I have found a new hero and his name is Neil DeGrasse Tyson, "I don`t even mind... I don`t even care... If someone wants to say you don`t understand that, God did it. That doesn`t even bother me. What would bother me is if you were so content in that answer that you no longer had curiosity to learn how it happened. The day you stop looking because you`re content God did it, I don`t need you in the lab. You`re useless... on the frontier of understanding the nature of the world."

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