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Date: 05/23/12 05:25 PM

36 Responses to F*cking Neil deGrasse Tyson Blows Minds Again [Pic

  1. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    I love reality
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    I want to like him, I really do, but there`s just something about him that I can`t abide. He`s like that one smart-arsed friend that everyone`s got, that goes out of their way to tell you stuff you 1) didn`t need to know, and 2) didn`t want to know, and who also tells you your car is rubbish and you should really redecorate your house to their individual taste. And if you ever point out something wrong to them, however minor a thing and however clearly wrong they are, they never, ever admit it. That`s how NDT comes across to me: a boring windbag that is probably right about 95% of the stuff he says, but I only care about 1% of it max, and he`ll never know he`s wrong about the remaining 5% because he *always* thinks he`s right.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    What a great man. He inspires passion for science in people without having to dumb it down or whore it out.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Wow Macguffin, YOU are calling someone else a boring windbag...Pot calling the kettle black. I personally like what he does.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18842 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    I get you, MacGuffin. I SHOULD hate this guy, but the only thing that saves his ass is that he can back everything up.

    I`ll give you that he`s windbaggy--I sense that too, but... I don`t know... maybe you`re selling me on your side.

    He can go either way. I`ve heard a few interviews and he always seems cool.

    But I think he`s able to control himself.
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    @MacGuffin - It`s called being an expert who is asked to talk about the things he is an expert in. Also, he knows he doesn`t know everything and he says so quite often. Get over your inferiority complex and try to enjoy learning stuff.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    I get you, MacGuffin. I SHOULD hate this guy, but the only thing that saves his ass is that he can back everything up.

    Thanks. Good to know it`s not just me that has the gut instinct about him. I fully admit, it`s probably me that`s got him wrong, but it is still there as my first core instinct to dislike the guy.

    I know I`m a terrible judge of character whenever I make snap judgements, though (I`ve quite liked several people who in time have proven themselves to be arseholes, and I`ve disliked others that elicited my "arsehole" response like NDT, only to find out some time later that they made a lot of sense and/or were actually likable). That`s why I try to reserve judgement until I`ve found out a bit more. I guess what I`m saying is, the jury`s out for me with NDT.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    @MacGuffin

    I usually agree with about 95% of what you say, but I can`t agree on this.

    But maybe it`s because I enjoy learning stuff, regardless of its usefulness.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    Also, he knows he doesn`t know everything and he says so quite often.

    I`ve honestly never, ever heard him say that he`s not an expert or that he doesn`t know everything. I`ve heard him say "I never took Latin" when asked if he knew a particular phrase, when a simple "no" would have sufficed, and I`ve seen him completely overreact to some jerk on the internet that questioned his spelling when a true Zen master might have just shrugged off being picked up on an irrelevant point, but I`ve never heard him admit to any kind of personal flaw or limitation. That`s part of the reason for my gut reaction to him.
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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    He must`ve watched "How The Universe Works" today. The small bit I caught on my lunch break was about pulsars.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    how much pot do you think this guy smokes?
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    I just re-read what I wrote, and it sounded sniping. Sorry, I didn`t mean for it to come out that way. I hear him say it in most of his longer interviews. One of the more recent ones (might`ve even been posted on IAB, but I can`t remember for sure) I remember is when a kid asked him about black holes colliding. He said it`s not his specialty and that he really doesn`t know, that he did try to read a paper (most of which he did not understand), and then proceeded to try to give his best answer about what he thought he could glean from the paper so as not to leave the kid with a disappointing response. I thought that was pretty awesome of him.
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    theMuffin Female 18-29
    20 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    I agree with Edgarska. Life is all about learning new things; if you cannot learn, what is the point of living?
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Mind=not blown
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    @tom
    about as much as Sagan.
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    wow It`s beginning to look a lot like FOX news around here. Auburnflunky and 5braincells must be so warm and cozy.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36682 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    50-million elephants squished into that tiny space?
    Someone call Peta on this guy!
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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
    275 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    Gerry wins
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    "I`ve heard him say "I never took Latin" when asked if he knew a particular phrase, when a simple "no" would have sufficed"

    How DARE he offer an explanation (one that might even encourage a student to take a Latin class!) instead of coldly brushing off a question with a one word answer! He should have taken the celebrity route and boomed a "NO. NEXT QUESTION."
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Wow! 50 million elephants in that tiny space? Can you even IMAGINE the smell?
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    To qoute another Neil (the one from the Young Ones): "Well I feel sorry for the elephants"
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Im sorry, my mind is decidedly not blown. Hes pulled a number out of his arse and then said `if you put a lot of stuff in one place, you get a high density`. That sheet dont fly where I am, Grassy.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6771 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Wow. I never understand how people could have a negative reaction to anything about this guy. Although I guess I forget what a well documented liberal bias intelligence has.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    @Mad_Gremlin:

    I HATE Fox News channel.

    I love NdGT.

    Smoke that.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Holy poo. I just got high off of knowledge!
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    May 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    thats a lot of elephants.
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    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 2:16 am
    `Holy poo. I just got high off of knowledge!`

    Things high people say.
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    bertomski Male 18-29
    7 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 2:24 am
    @Byfield

    What makes you think he`s not brilliant enough to actually calculate the density of a pulsar and convert that into equivalent units of the average weight of an elephant. Honestly not that difficult especially for a genius like my boy Neil. Think before you post.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 2:55 am
    Needs more elephants
  30. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 5:02 am
    I just re-read what I wrote, and it sounded sniping. Sorry, I didn`t mean for it to come out that way.

    It didn`t sound snipey - you were just stating your opinion, which is perfectly OK.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    404 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 6:33 am
    Once you accept the fact that everything we do in our puny lives boils down to electrical impulses in our brains that could and probably are fabricated by a computer, you`ll lose all ability to be amazed at what the computer is trying to make you believe. Now can we please remove Mr. Tyson`s ass from our lips?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 6:40 am
    I`ve honestly never, ever heard him say that he`s not an expert or that he doesn`t know everything.
    I`ve heard him say it often. For example, from the Center For Inquiry at the New York Academy of Sciences: "We should not be ashamed of not having answers to all questions yet...I`m perfectly happy staring somebody in the face saying, I don`t know yet, and we`ve got top people working on it. The moment you feel compelled to provide an answer, then you`re doing the same thing that the religious community does: providing answers to every possible question."
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    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 6:54 am
    I`m just saying
    hahahahaha
    I love him
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    They should call them Elephantars
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 3:24 am
    PARADE OF ELEPHANTS

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