Neil DeGrasse Tyson Vs Bill O`Reilly`s Logic

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Science

Tyson spotlights O"Reilly"s faulty logic on how unexplained phenomena equates to the existence of God.
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Male 4,283
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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Male 7,378
One doesn`t need to question Niel DeGrass Tyson to know Bill O`Reilly is an f-ing moron.
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Male 3,472
Neil is awesome.
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Male 37,888

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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Male 266
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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Male 37,888

God is an imaginary playfriend for adults.
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Male 115
God is real
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Male 1,229
God did it all. We`re just discovering how it works.
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Male 809
@5cats, you are the moron he was talking too.
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Male 36,318
"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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Male 10,440
[quote]"God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance."

I suppose that`s why God`s so popular in America? [/quote]
Haha! Wow. Well played sir. Well played.
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Male 12,138
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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Male 14,773
"God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance."

I suppose that`s why God`s so popular in America?
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Male 12,138
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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Male 126
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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Male 61
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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Male 482
@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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Male 1
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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Male 233
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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Male 2,419
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Male 37,888

Intelligent Design - you can`t explain that.
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Male 508
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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Male 37,888

Definately a smart guy, but I think he`s been reading his own press. Seems a bit full of himself.
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Female 1,743
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is my hero!
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Male 1,610
"God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance"

I want this as a bumper sticker.
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Female 1,386
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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Male 2,516
haha tides come in and go out, I CAN EXPLAIN THAT
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Male 12,365
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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Male 438
I think Bill O`Reilly is a closet Juggalo.
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Male 22
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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Female 8,044
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