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01:32 AM on 03/28/2012
This man is amazing - not because of his knowledge - but because of his ability to bring science to the masses. He speaks with humor and provides common examples to explain complex ideas. If all science teachers were like this, more kids would become scientists.
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11:41 PM on 03/27/2012
he makes more sense than Obama..
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Spock
You are completely, absolutely, illogical
02:50 PM on 03/28/2012
Most definitely. And Obama makes more sense than any republican.
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StephenJK
All your consciousness are belong to us
03:25 AM on 03/30/2012
And an elephant makes more sense than a donkey. Curious the republican mascot is an elephant, though. It really doesn't make much sense.
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1regularguy
Started outgrowing conservatism after age 40
08:05 PM on 03/31/2012
Huh?...I am totally mystified as to why you would even compare Neil Degrasse Tyson to Barack Obama. One is a scientist, the other the president of the United States. Why not compare Tyson to a banker, an attorney, a butcher, a baker, or a candlestick maker?
10:10 PM on 03/27/2012
Did Dr.Tyson know Dr Wernher von Braun? We are celebrating his 100th birthday right now in Huntsville, Al.
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mikebw1
03:33 PM on 03/27/2012
The universe either has an ending or no ending. If it has an ending then what is on the other side and since it is expanding what is it expanding into? To say it has no ending it is impossible or is it? If it is not impossible then why is it impossible to believe GOD created it?
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Sheng Paule
Either we fix this planet or we all lose
11:41 PM on 03/27/2012
So when did God first exist?
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mikebw1
10:38 AM on 03/30/2012
Considering GOD is eternal and created our universe it would be safe to assume that GOD is not subject to the laws of science and time. HE's the one who created them. They did not create HIM. They bend to HIS will and not the other way around. Science already agrees that there may be more than one dimension. Technically it could be possible that we are the only ones living in one where time and the laws of science as we know it actually exist.
12:22 AM on 03/28/2012
Do you know what a non sequitur is? Because you just committed one.
03:00 PM on 03/27/2012
This guy is a mind minipulating fruit cake in the venue of Jim Jones and Charles Manson.He has his audience so hypnotized he could tell them that the moon is made of cheese and they would ask him what kind Professor.Or something like chit isn't really coming out of your own body ,it's the chit coming from a reptilian from the Planet Uranus and he is telepathing it into your own body because their species has evolved so much.They are us thousands of years into the future.Every human when they die are going to Uranus.Then they can be like the Starship Enterprise,circling Uranus looking for Klingons.
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Levonsky
a fan of enlightened self interest
03:15 PM on 03/27/2012
very funny, squint, but what you don't realize is that mr. degrasse (accent grave over the second e) is an alien. but you would need the special glasses in order to see him.
04:14 PM on 03/27/2012
Pluto Lover
02:29 PM on 03/27/2012
Not sure why Degrasse gets so much credit for repeating what other people said 50 years ago.The only thing more recent is dark matter which Degrassi didn't discover,all he does is repeat what some one (smarter) has taught him.Why is it cool comming from Degrasse but ignored for decades comming from old white nerdy guys?Not that Degrasse isn't nerdy as well..I still like Degrasse,but lets start paying attention and giving credit to the people who really deserve it.
03:01 PM on 03/27/2012
The only dark matter is the crap that is coming out of his mouth.
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CanadianSkeptic
Amazingly, thinking can solve most problems
04:47 PM on 03/27/2012
Another armchair expert with multiple degrees in physics and astronomy?
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realitycheck101a
The Matrix is an artificial construct...
04:13 PM on 03/27/2012
Maybe people are paying attention NOW because of all the interesting RECENT developments. Maybe it just wasn't as fascinating in the past as it is NOW. We have more advanced technology that allows people to access information in more interesting FORMATS these days. In the past we relied mostly on books, which caused many people to consider science to be somewhat boring. People are more interested these days. They're actually paying attention...

p.s. Dark energy is an even more recent discovery...
04:41 PM on 03/31/2012
I thought I wrote it was a more recent discovery?You have a good point though,I agree.
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02:24 PM on 03/27/2012
With all due respect to Neil deGrasse Tyson, how can he determine that : "We don't know what's driving 96% of the universe" when we don't know how large the universe is? How does he come up with the assumption that we know 4% of what's driving the universe. Truth is that we know very little about the universe except that Earth is obviously the center of it. I've yet to hear from anyone proving me wrong.
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Levonsky
a fan of enlightened self interest
03:17 PM on 03/27/2012
you're wrong, i'm the center of it.
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04:07 PM on 03/27/2012
Gosh, Levonsky. You're right. I finally made the first mistake in my life. Beautiful kid you have next to your name. God Bless!
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gmikejake
resist evil
05:28 PM on 03/29/2012
Nope. I am. The proof is there every time I look around.
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CanadianSkeptic
Amazingly, thinking can solve most problems
06:56 PM on 03/27/2012
"Truth is that we know very little about the universe except that Earth is obviously the center of it"

Haha what?!!? That can be proven wrong without even having to look outside of our solar system, so with all due respect I don't think you're one to question Dr. Tyson's expertise.
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goldiggerrr
I came. I saw. I left.
02:17 PM on 03/27/2012
He's very smart.
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Fooly-Cooly
Those...eyebrows...
12:43 PM on 03/27/2012
Okay, so where did IT come from?
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gmikejake
resist evil
05:31 PM on 03/29/2012
Ancient aliens.
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SidTheScienceKid
Science!
06:43 PM on 04/25/2012
Are you really interested in a scientific response or are you here just to argue ?
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Rubicks
Still being solved :)
12:34 AM on 03/26/2012
I'd still like to know what preceded the Big Bang, myself. Any theories? An endless cycle of bangs and crushes? A reality "budded" from another...?

(Considering all the fighting here, I'll probably regret asking that, but I'll ask it anyway for the, hopefully, calm ideas from people who like to just theorize sometimes :) )
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Miranda Wrietz
Carpe Noctum
12:48 AM on 03/26/2012
There are three emerging theories with some excellent prospects. If you are interested, they come from astronomy magazine and are explained in great detail

1 - The first is “eternal inflation,” where large pockets of space-time pop out of nothingness.

2 - The second is a cyclic model that explains the universe’s origin as the collision between two parallel “membrane-like” worlds; and is the primary explanation in M-Theory

3 - Third is an “infinite loop of quantum cosmology” concept that continually recycles the universe

There is also the belief that the singularity could be caused by a black hole in a parallel dimension.
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Rubicks
Still being solved :)
12:59 AM on 03/26/2012
I am indeed! Thank you very much for pointing me at the magazine :)

1. So, the universe as we can see it, so far, has finite edges within a larger existence? Which means there would be others, potentially, neighboring us?

2. & 3. I have a lot of reading to do!

As far as the last thing you mentioned, so a black hole(s) could be feeding to a spot other than their own center and once it reaches a tipping point, it becomes the birth of another universe?
07:33 PM on 03/26/2012
Do you happen to remember which issue of Astronomy Magazine it is? I just ordered a subscription with them.
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01:28 AM on 03/26/2012
The Cosmic Joke, or, Why We're Here.

M=1∞/R=dM>1

Matter (or base unit particle (bup)) equals 1 to the power of infinity 'divided' by Resistance equal to the decay of Matter back to BUP.

Because there is 'nothing here' that is not part of existence, everything is, it is therefor a 1.

Because we know no end to that which exists, it is 1 to the infinite power, in a three dimensional sense, we don't ever 'run out' of ones, but we never have none, and we never have two.

'Two' become something else, a higher form of matter.

All of these bup suspend in a sub-sub-sector of existence that even the void of space is made of.

A '3d grid' of 'bup' that spans all we know.

The 'vibration' of string theory is actually the resonant wash of 'higher matter' splashing through this grid, over time.

Matter acceding and descending the ladder of 'fruition', as echos 'strum' the grid, and that energy caused by the proximity of 'undulating and infinite' positive, the movement of all other 'BUP' is what creates 'higher matter'.

The Big Bang was more of a tiny bump, that started a ripple, that eventually became a thousand trillion echos across a beautiful eternity.

1 is always greater than 0, that's why we exist.

It's where 'we' came from, and where 'we' return to.

The energy at that level is all matter reacting to the same polarity in close proximity and all direction.

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01:57 PM on 03/27/2012
Who sold you that S{-}!t man, I want some Of that ! ! !
01:54 AM on 03/28/2012
ouch
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Rubicks
Still being solved :)
12:05 AM on 03/26/2012
One of my favorite "rocket scientists". I wonder if he works with Kaku Michio at all - they're both quite brilliant :)
04:06 PM on 03/26/2012
I don't think so. Tyson is a museum curator in New York and Kaku is a physics professor in Berkeley.
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Tomtom2
SomeOligarchs need a good old fashion Vulcan Pinch
06:59 PM on 03/26/2012
I thought Michio Kaku was a theoretical physicist out of the City College of New York?
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Tomtom2
SomeOligarchs need a good old fashion Vulcan Pinch
07:34 PM on 03/26/2012
Yes they have.
07:01 PM on 03/25/2012
Dr. Tyson is absolutely right about the need to compete with other countries to reach out further into space.

I remember when the country was united in JFK's vision to land a man on the Moon and bring him back safely to Earth. But today, as a country, we don't have the desire to do new things in space. We just don't.

Instead, we are fighting over the scraps that corporate America has left for the 99%. We are reduced to fighting each other in the same way we have done for half a century.

In fact, we should not forget that in addition to minorities, there are poor whites that also suffer from the horrors caused by a rapacious corporate America. Democrats and progressives should reach out to poor and soon-to-be-poor middle class people of all races to build a coalition toward a better society.

The radical right knows how to stir up the resentment of poor whites against minorities, and it has played this game for years.

In the meantime, such previously hallowed projects of our beautiful country such as space exploration have been thrown down the disposal and flushed away.

NASA's plans for space exploration are nothing without the financial horsepower to make them a reality. But so long as corporate America and the radical right have polarized us, this country will forfeit its destiny that otherwise awaits it among the stars.
TexiCali
I'd rather be in California!
07:10 PM on 03/25/2012
Proud to be your first fan for what you posted!
08:27 PM on 03/25/2012
Thank you. I'm happy to have you as a fan.
01:32 AM on 03/29/2012
So true! So sadly true : (
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Cab305
10:23 AM on 03/25/2012
I have a secret handshake for Maria I'll do off camera.

LOL
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John Shuck
Properly used, profanity is punctuation.
01:46 PM on 03/24/2012
We don't even know who's driving that Subaru next to us. We don't know but we speculate. Next thing ya know it's a girl and she's looking at us.....signed A. Nother Stupidmale
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Joni Geller
"I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
03:17 AM on 03/24/2012
I heard this man speak and he is inspirational!

He is correct, when our country had a strong space program we dreamed of the future. New technology came from anticipating our next step.

He is truly the voice of science ... a voice of hope! We need to look forward, know where we are now, and only look back as a means to learn from our mistakes.