Will Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos be a turning point in science denialism?

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson on CNN:

And while we are on the topic, Carl Sagan, of the original Cosmos, on climate change:

See also this from Chris Mooney at Mother Jones.

And just for the heck of it, here’s my interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson from 2011.

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4 thoughts on “Will Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos be a turning point in science denialism?

  1. Tyson is brilliant and has exactly the right touch for this.

    I have your radio show bookmarked for listening when I have 45 minutes for it. Atheist radio on Sunday mornings, eh? That’s an achievement. Though, it would not be surprising if the religious right seizes on that and uses it to attack Tyson.

    Tyson making reference to cellphones was spot-on. At some point we have to start demanding that science denialists put their money & muscles where their mouths are, and give up technology. The GPS in cellphones makes use of Einsteinian relativity, and CD/DVD players make use of QM. if these dorks can’t even accept thermodynamics, they have no right to make use of Einstein and QM.

  2. There is something about Tyson I don’t like… I think it is his “I am more intelligent than you” attitude.

  3. Reminds me a bit of a famous video of Richard Dawkins taking a question from an audience member which was something like “Can’t you concede that there’s a *tiny* chance that Science might be wrong?” And he went ballistic. He said when you use Science, airplanes fly, rockets go to the moon, computers compute, etc. “It just *works*, B!tches!”

  4. To Markm,
    I would be very surprised if what you think is attitude is doesn’t reflect reality as far as you’re concerned.
    Did he say that for that reason he is better than you?
    When and what was your last great contribution to life on earth?
    Would you also resent the fact that he also might be taller than you?

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