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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson investigated by Fox, NatGeo Networks [for sexual misconduct]

    11/30/2018 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 1, 2018
    Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be investigated by Fox and National Geographic Networks after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. Patheos.com published accounts Thursday from two women who say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with them. Tyson was host of “Cosmos” on Fox in 2014 and a new edition of the series was to air on National Geographic next year. Tyson has not commented publicly and an email request for comment to his representative was not immediately returned. …
  • Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2018 2:33:11 PM PST · by sitetest · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 29, 2018 | David G. McAfee
    Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct. Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today. --- snip -- Dr. Allers didn’t feel like she was in danger during her encounter with Tyson, but she did...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson Accused of Raping a Former Student

    10/27/2017 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 85 replies
    The accuser is Tchiya Amet, a “musician, healer, and teacher” who says she studied Galactic Astronomy in the graduate program at the University of Texas in Austin and she wanted to become the first black female astronaut. In a blog post in October 2014, she claimed she was a grad student at the same time Tyson was there, and that he drugged and raped her.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg

    11/26/2018 4:06:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Which of this generation's biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson says Trump's Space Force could be a 'fatal mistake' if done wrong

    10/13/2018 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | Adriana Belmonte
    President Trump raised eyebrows earlier this year when he announced plans to create a “Space Force,” which would become the sixth branch of the military. Vice President Mike Pence later announced in a speech that the branch was needed in order for the US to maintain military dominance in space. The proposed Space Force is estimated to cost $13 billion in its first five years. And despite some snickers among political observers, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t think the Space Force is that crazy of an idea. But Tyson, one of the authors of “Accessory to War: The Unspoken...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • USA! USA! Neil deGrasse Tyson claims humans ‘invented’ cows, Ben Shapiro’s mockery is MOO-rific

    08/08/2017 6:35:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-8-2017 | Sam J.
    eil deGrIf you had told this editor she would spend two days in a row writing about cows at Twitchy, sheÂ’d have laughed and asked you to stop eating paint chips Â… and yet here we are. Day two covering cows, all because PETA decided it was SEXIST to eat cheese. Oh you didnÂ’t see that one? Promise weÂ’re not making that up, see for yourself. And now THIS: Neil deGrasse Tyson âś”@neiltyson A cow is a biological machine invented by humans to turn grass into steak. 6:38 PM - Aug 7, 2017 2,914 Replies 19,215 Retweets 62,451 likes (snip)...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there's a 'very high' chance the universe is just a simulation

    04/24/2016 7:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2016 | Kevin Loria
    We trust the scientists around us to have the best grasp on how the world actually works. So at this year's 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, which addressed the question of whether the universe is a simulation, the answers from some panelists may be more comforting than the responses from others. Physicist Lisa Randall, for example, said that she thought the odds that the universe isn't "real" are so low as to be "effectively zero." A satisfying answer for those who don't want to sit there puzzling out what it would mean for...
  • Everything Wrong With The Martian - With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (SPOILERS!)

    04/01/2016 10:02:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2016 | CinemaSins
    The Martian was one of the biggest hits of 2015, and was nominated for tons of year-end awards. But being as it's set in space and in the near future, we thought it best to bring back Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to help us separate this movie's sins from its wins.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson angers Twitter followers with a strangely pro Trump Tweet

    03/14/2016 12:47:55 AM PDT · by Bird Jenkins · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson "People who are anti-Trump are actually anti-Trump supporters — they oppose free citizens voting for the @realDonaldTrump."
  • ally Really Stupid: #1, Neil deGrasse Tyson

    12/27/2015 1:39:12 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2015 | Moo Yannopoulos
    Neil deGrasse Tyson made the decision a long time ago to be a sort of media cheerleader for science instead of an actual scientist, and although he isn’t a great communicator, it was the right decision because he was unlikely ever to trouble the Nobel committee. Also, he is stupid and his politics are dumb. Tyson, whom liberals love because they are racists who can’t believe a black guy could be smart enough to be a scientist and so spontaneously ejaculate and soil themselves every time they see him on TV, hasn’t published anything of note for years. The advantage...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson urges America to challenge China to a space race

    05/28/2015 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to a Tuesday story in the UK edition of the International Business Times, Neil degrease Tyson, the celebrity astrophysicist and media personality, advocated a space race between the United States and China. The idea is that such a race would spur innovation and cause industry to grow. The Apollo race to the moon caused a similar explosive period of scientific research and engineering development.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Space Ventures Will Spawn First Trillionaire

    05/03/2015 10:43:23 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/3/2015 | Neil deGrasse Tyson
    A passion for exploration is the fuel to an innovative economy, says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In an interview with CNBC's On the Money, the host of the new National Geographic Channel show StarTalk — based on Tyson's podcast and Sirius XM radio show of the same name — described the dynamic implications of scientific discovery. ....
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

    04/01/2015 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2015 | PAMELA ENGEL AND MICHAEL B KELLEY
    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology in light of HBO's highly critical documentary on the church. HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light — Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it either by surveillance or harassment. The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as well as the horrific stories of abuse from former members. But Tyson, in an interview with The Daily Beast, declined to bash the controversial church, saying people are free to believe whatever they want. "So,...
  • Censor of the Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson Broadcast His Photoshopped Narrative of Science to Millions

    02/12/2015 7:46:22 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Censor of the Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson Broadcast His Photoshopped Narrative of Science to Millions David Klinghoffer February 12, 2015 2:58 AM | Permalink Today is Darwin Day, celebrated by us as Academic Freedom Day. That means it's time to announce the winner of this year's Censor of the Year Award. As you already know from the headline, our recipient is Neil deGrasse Tyson. COTY, as it's called for short, recognizes achievement in thwarting an open and informed discussion of science and scientific controversies. It is a serious thing -- since censorship is serious and often but not always casting...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Troll of the Year

    01/04/2015 11:43:33 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    real clear Politics ^ | 1-4-15 | Carl Cannon
    (Snip) That’s quite a story: completely wrong in all of its particulars and in its larger point. Tyson mangles Genesis and misquotes Bush, not once but twice. He puts Bush’s (misquoted) comment in the wrong year and the wrong context. It actually comes from one of the most poignant speeches of his presidency. Bush was not talking not 9/11; he was eulogizing the seven astronauts who lost their lives on the space shuttle Columbia — a subject that Tyson supposedly cares about. And Bush never said “Our God.” He said: “The same Creator who names the stars also knows the...
  • Sure, Atheism Is a Religion, to which Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos Seek Converts

    10/29/2014 5:35:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 24 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 28, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    Sure, Atheism Is a Religion, to which Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos Seek Converts David Klinghoffer October 28, 2014 1:46 PM | Permalink Some Twitter correspondents objected to my comment, in connection with our new book The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos, that "Cosmos is not appropriate for public schools, where you're not supposed to advocate any religion, including atheism." But of course Tyson-style atheism counts as a religion. As I'm hardly the first to say, it has almost all the trimmings that religions commonly do: An account of origins (panspermia and Darwinian evolution), a philosophical commitment to a certain way...
  • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: God Didn’t Name the Stars, Muslims Did

    10/03/2014 8:45:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Neil deGrasse Tyson faked a Bush quote and belatedly apologized for it after the resulting controversy spilled into the Washington Post. But true to Tysonism, his apology consisted of various empty profundities and self-promotion climaxing in… I will still mention Islamic Extremists flying planes into buildings in the 21st century. I will still contrast it with the Golden Age of Islam a millennium earlier. And I will still mention the President’s quote. But instead, I will be the one contrasting what actually happened in the world with what the Bible says: The Arabs named the stars, not God. Tyson is...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Just Trust Me On Those Things I Said, OK?

    09/29/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 27, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson responded publicly to an email sent by Sean Davis of The Federalist. You can read it in its entirety on Facebook. To quickly review the situation that’s been unfolding in recent weeks, Sean found significant problems in various claims that Tyson makes as part of his public presentations on science. A newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesn’t exist. The exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesn’t exist. The details within one of Tyson’s favorite anecdotes — a story of how he bravely confronted a judge...
  • Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tyson’s Fabrication?

    09/18/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    TheFederalist.com ^ | Sept. 18 2014 | Sean Davis
    [UPDATE: Early this morning, in a discussion thread about whether references to Neil deGrasse Tyson's history of quote fabrication should be added to Tyson's Wikipedia page, an editor stated that "no version of this event will be allowed into the article."] Religious fanatics have an odd habit of overreacting when people have the audacity to question their fanaticism. In Iraq, radical Islamic jihadists are systemically murdering and beheading Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not pledge fealty to ISISÂ’s religious tenets. Hundreds of years ago, church authorities and Aristotelian acolytes imprisoned Galileo for having the audacity to reject geocentrism...