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'We come from the stars': Indigenous astronomy, astronauts, and star stories
"When you think about the night sky what constellations come to mind. Chances are they're rooted in western astronomy but indigenous. Astronomy and scientific knowledge have been here for millennia. It's just not taught in schools or considered important within universities. My next guest is working to change. That nielsen is mick ma. And he's a professor in the department of astronomy and astrophysics at the university of toronto. Helping welcome thank you for having me. So how would you describe the way. Astronomy is typically taught in university course university of toronto's famous having a an astronomy course fifteen hundred students in it in that course generally starts from the early greek and roman astronomy aristotle type of plato pythagoras and they will channel through european astronomy with newton and cabrera hey and yohannes kepler and galileo of course the modern enshrinement is just one linear path from the romans to essentially neil degrasse tyson and today scientists. It's very very centered in the european model. And how have you been incorporating indigenous knowledge in your courses. I've been trying to do that little bit here. And there are courses tend to be quite full of material so adding new materials always a challenge. But i always want to make sure students come in and the first thing they see is not there. Expect a constellation. I don't him see a bear with the tail lakers major. I want them to see the constellation view. I nor a constellation of the bear or a punish shining relation that please and to recognize that these constellations reflect landover on i for in toronto or in new magi or anywhere and what is indigenous astronomy. And how do you define it. How is it or how old. I define indigenous astronomy. As being the the knowledge of the peoples of the land so and since burnett Nation state of canada would find it as the astronomers of the people that were here before settlers in colonizers so strongly of the astronomy of first nations big cree on astronaut and so on across across rhode island and every nation has their own perspective of the night skydrone interpretation in knowledge of it and so these indigenous astronomers speak to connection to the land and and to the people and that knowledge has been here as long as the people have been here and so is there a star story that comes to mind for you that gives an understanding of indigenous astronomy. Great story was the story of noon on the seven bird hunters which is a story so close your eyes and you're looking morni- guy and you see what we call the less the big dipper. And if you're looking at the big dipper couple of hours before dawn in spring you're gonna see the big dipper pointing downwards so the four stars make up the bear kind of facing downwards detail is climbing higher in the sky the four stars of the big dipper in the bull our immune the bear and then pours. What would be the handle. The big dipper are at the bird hunters and you go on those three stars to another four to get the seven hunters and the story starts by while you have to get up early in the morning a couple of hours before dawn to this constellation when we observe it at that time in the morning and we observed every day we can see the constellation circle around the sky. The constellation circles around sky every night as well. So we see the two different timescales in play but if we start in the spring at that to ask for dumb the bowl. The big dipper the bears pointing downwards. And that's when the bears waking up from tiber nation and decides hungry needs to go gather food as the bear leaves. The cave i robin spies upon the bear grabs it's bone arrow and size to chase it from hunt and the story continues through the summer when muniz running across the land so the constellations kinda flat across the sky and the birger chasing it as we get towards fall newness getting tired and stands likes to fight back so the constellations on one side again. Some of the birds have fallen below the horizon and must track the hunt but immune you and stands back robin fires. It's era a striking the immune in the heart killing it. Blood gets everywhere. All of robinhood flies into the tree shakes off the blood separate one stain on his chest. The leaves are now allred as a result. Chickeny joins robin. And they begin a celebration to cook the cook. The bear and to celebrate the feast harvest as we approach winter the constellation as the bears on his back again and reflecting the spirit of the baron sky and waiting for spring to come as part of the next cycle. So we see lots of different kinds. We have knowledge of the year as a calendar have knowledge of ritual and ceremony and we have connection with nature. So it's not just a shawny story. It's it's part of. It's a story that people in story of how to be.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on How Do We Fix It?
"We live in a remarkable time for science. The vaccines that are rolling out against covid nineteen have been developed with astounding speed. I mean i almost feel like people are just assuming that this kind of stuff happens all the time but back in the fifties it took nine years before the measles vaccine was approved after that was initially developed at. It took twenty years to get a polio vaccine to market. So what we're living through today is really quite extraordinary. Scientific discovery on earth and in space. Neil degrasse tyson. Our.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Episode of gilligan's. Oh it's oh that would have made a great gilligan's island. The professor was an actor. You totally searching together sentences. Yeah the fan. What's the link it have you have. You seen the analysis of gilligan's island where they said you know if you actually analyze this carefully The only way to resolve all those problems is to killed gilligan. I'm on board for that. Just kill them. And then you get rescued. Two episodes later gilbert let this man go to dinner all right. Hey but he has to stay long enough afterwards to give us an ide- okay. I can do that. i can't do that. So this has been gilbert godfrey to mazing colossal podcast with my co host. Frank tanto padre and we've been talking to a man who says tokyo to gilbert godfried. It's like talking to a chimpanzee up..
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"That they've got some containment vessel. I'll give it to them. Calculate how much energy is in that star. When you do that you learn you have enough energy to kill thousand planets. Not five so they could have been way more diabolical than what they even portrayed had. They done the mass. Had there been any kind of science advisor at all so disappoints me when tsai would stories could have been greater than they ended up being because somebody got lazy in the storyteller so needless to say you're an advocate for studios and filmmakers hiring science advisers advocated the big bang theory that onset phd physicist. Oh that's a cool thing yes. I lied last question for matthew allen. Please ask dr tyson. Is there a stranger or more unsettling sound anywhere in the universe than gilbert's voice. So here's what we've we searched across the galaxy and we have yet to find. We have top researchers on this yet to find a voice pattern that could match. Gilbert's voice has me wonder maybe if there's a message to aliens should do it in gilbert's voice so that they when they try to find the home planet they'll never find it because nobody else try to come destroy us. This is not that planet. There is no planet. You'll be all life forms in the galaxy is but let me say. Let me say as i said earlier as as odd as it was. When i remember first hearing it i you accepted. You hate it and then you say okay. I'll accept it and then you grow accustomed to it and then you kinda like it and then you want more. Wow that is the trajectory of gilbert governor. He couldn't even get through with a straight face. I'll be watching cartoons. You know right about now. We need job. Godfrey's voice other twins. We're missing so that is i think that is the natural arc of evolution of people's relationship to gilbert cuffy's gilbert okay so cosmos is on nat geo and fox. It was annette you in the spring but next year because disney bought nat geo from faulk. Okay it's split the kingdom and so fox but we're gonna air it on our own time and so they put it in the fall and but fox also has access to hulu so the day after the tuesday dropping of the show. It shows up on hulu so everyone younger than thirty can watch it because no-one one younger than thirty sits on a couch at times a schedule to watch something that shows up on television. So right now we expect the largest viewership compared with what happened back in march terrific show and i. Yeah i appreciate that when you were on family guy. They animated they drew the ship of imagination. And by the way there seth macfarlane is a is a co executive producer of cosmos. Yes yeah a. Who's a big fan. Put him in a movie. Which won million whites die in the wedged. Where were you in that movie. What were you what were you. I was abraham lincoln. Look out to you miss it. Oh my god. I gotta go back in okay. I didn't think i'd have to see that movie a second time. But now i will and they also had me on to Family guys one were a horse and the other one. I was a dog whistle range. He has a lot arrange. What's the new book neil. That's coming out. Oh so in the spring it's just a cosmic queries. Which is the second star. Talk book and there's a lot of really good material in star talk and i. Why is our second book. And it's it's the most deep deepest and most profound questions we've ever asked of ourselves and of the universe. Where do we come from where we go. And how did it all begin. What's it all made of. How do we know what we know. Is there life in the universe Is there multi-diverse is consciousness. So all that's in there and it's got a very nice arc from the small to the large and so it's and it's very reasonably written in spite of the deep content that good pains the first star talk books so oh yeah this is a fun really fun and please say hi to lynn. Coplin chuck nice for us. Oh we'll do you haven't seen in a while. she was. She was one of the founding co host of the show and now it's mostly chuck nice but definitely we wanna thank mallory moorhead and anti geoffroy and donald berman for helping put this together and the guber who the two people on the couch in the back there. Oh god they just appeared. Oh their neighbors. Your neighbors okay. All and to okay okay. Okay and your neighbors. There's a shelter right after this said another fallout shelter on scopus shelter jack albertson and also there was one with the white always. Forget his name when he's one of my favorite actors Dr no joseph. Wiseman joseph weisman was in one where i believe. Frankie's said that like he knew what he was talking about. Yeah jets all bullshit that. I didn't like that one because it showed that everyone said no no. We won't agree with you on these things. We don't care. We die. And i thought cal come on where we know. The the motto is every disaster. Movie begins with people ignoring the advice of scientists. That's right that's just that's just the fact that so You i'd hope that's a lesson for today. But i don't know people like to ignore scientists but initially was that he wanted an apology. These were one which his teacher one and he wanted and they go no. I won't apologize out. Go out and dying. And i thought you is I do like the time travel episode to where the the the professor from gilligan's island tries to prevent the lincoln assassination. He'll.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"More ways to be a team with. Microsoft teams bring everyone together in a new virtual room. Collaborate live building ideas on the same page and see more of your team on screen at once. Learn more at microsoft dot com slash teams jesse white zombie. By the way. We'll go see. Oh great moon no. Oh that's a good one from from the thirties okay. So that's so they were racist back then to. What did you see the skit who was i forgot. Who did this skit where this zombies were afraid of the black people in their backyard and so they realized that it was zombies. We're racist and all of you look at hang out and have picnics. and everything and the. Samis camped avoiding them to go chew on the next the white. It might have been key and peele but it was. That's a funny concept. You hated the movie armageddon. Irs no no no. I thought it was an entertaining movie but it violated more laws of physics per minute than any other movie ever made. So just it. It was a quite the violation. That's all that's all. Well the only thing that i understood that just made no sense to me. They had a plan to an explosive into the media. They said and they explained you. Gotta get your comment comment. Get it inside the comet. That's not on the and the way he simplifies. It says now if you hold a firecracker in your fist it'll it'll blow your handle but if you hold just unabomber your hand it's fine. I'm thinking no that would blow your hand. It okay so it depends on how big the firecracker is the the problem is in the vacuum of space most bombs that rely on waivers through the air. We'll have very little effect on the object so you have it has to be it physical contact with the object around all sides deep in the middle so you can blow it into pieces. So that's why you can't. It's not like it's not like hand grenades or effective even at a distance regular bombs or not but the the destruction bombs create our because of the expanding shock wave of air in space. There is no air bombs. don't work. I think it's fascinating to that. You can enjoy these films you you manage to suspend disbelief with of somebody's films. I could do that. The no no. No i think my my commentary about films i think is so misunderstood intent. I think is unappreciated. I'm trying to. I'm trying to enhance your movie going experience. Yeah you're a fan first and foremost not to disrupt it right. I want to highlight a few things like in the movie gravity. Sandra ports shouldn't have been called gravity because most of the movie is in zero g Sandra bullock is there in the caps and sincere g and her bangs always knew which direction gravity matt. Now my point is am. I being picky. Am i being unfair. And i think no you know why because if you see any photo of any astronaut particularly an astronaut with long hair the first thing you notice is that all the hair is sticking up all at because the doesn't know which way to land zero g so that is such an obvious and prevalent and perennial feature of astronauts and space but sandra bullock's bangs always pointed out. How crazy does it make you when you're sitting there when you pay your patriotism crazy. I'm just a little disappointed because because you might have been able to do something interesting as they did with one of tears okay. She started crying but the tier doesn't go down the tier actually left her. I which you probably wouldn't do. But i gave up because that's surface would keep it on the cheek. I i live. I gave him that and tear came off her and floated towards the camera and you saw reflection of a refracted image of her in the tier. I thought because she was sad. And i thought that was a poignant moment if you put all that much effort in having a weightless here but her bangs know which way earth ask. I'm saying now. Now i know from All the movies we've been visited by aliens from outer space constantly attacking us and has there. Do you believe there has ever been a time of of a ufo. You just means there's something in the sky you don't know what it is. Yeah so you are real in the sense that people see stuff. They don't know what they're looking at all the time. That plane is okay. So if you don't know what it is it's a ufo and if you identified denison ifo right. So here's the problem people see. I don't know what that is. Therefore it must be intelligent aliens visiting from another planet. You just said you don't know what it is you just said you don't next sense can't be. It must be clear on the same page here. don't confess your ignorance and then search your certainty. This is not how that goes. It's interesting that you've said you. You wonder if if If we're intelligent enough to actually engage an alien species yeah so for example we do. We're intelligence find other intelligent intelligent life you know consider on earth. The chimps are closest to us genetically Has anyone ever had a meaningful conversation with chip. Let's see. Let's imagine the simplest conversation i might have with gilbert. You're ready so i'd say stuff wrong. That came out wrong so soon. That came out wrong. So here's a conversation. I say gilbert mitch at starbucks tomorrow morning for some coffee and plane tickets. Were both going to vegas And we'll come back tomorrow night. Okay that's not a complicated sentence. What would it take for chimp to understand that. What is starbucks. What is coffee. What is time mean. what is what. What does vegas what what is an airplane. How does any of that work. Why where did it come from. So so that's the simplest conversation we would add so imagine an alien as intelligent compared to humans as humans are compared to chimps. What's what are we asking that. We're we're ninety nine percent identical. Dna with the champion. That's as close as you're going to get in the foster in the world so kevin that's one percent smarter than us on that same scale and ask them. What is your simplified. They will utter their simplest mart. And we'll have no idea what they're talking about because we're too stupid.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Nine real time with bill. Maher and the late show with stephen colbert. Just the name of you. He served as the host of the evs series. No and no science now as well as the popular podcast and radio. Show start all can. He's the host of an emmy winning television series cosmos possible worlds and cosmos space time odyssey. He's also there were scipion of nexus distinguish public service medal and in two thousand and fifteen the us national academy of sciences awarded him the public welfare medal for his extraordinary role in exciting. The public about the wonders of science franken. I are excited to welcome to the show. My co star from the field last sharked nato which gilbert. I thought you know it was it was one of my finest performances and the kademi just overlook. Did i think they just got overlooked at year. I'm very disappointed. Dish show political. Just just i. But i had a reason for agreeing to the part. I don't know about your situation. But i was invited to portray merlin. This is this is shark nato. Six in case you didn't know that five. By the way you miss the others shark nato six the last shark nato and the shark shark nato's opened a portal through the space time and says wait. I'm not even done you. And and their their dna got merged with dragon dna. So they were sharked dragons in this medieval time that the movie takes place and i play merlin and i'm doing actual science but people think it's magic now. How legit so. That's an authentic reason. That's my excuse me in that movie. Now scientifically cow. Accurate was shark nato. So i think here. It is here mark twain famously. Wrote i get your facts straight then distort them at your leisure so you know you have tornadoes. You know you have waterspouts. Occasionally fish get caught up in the tornado. So you throw in some sharks one unit amdo. You can have warps in the space time continuum. You know you have dna. Rico recombinant dna you. Can there's gene editing gene-splicing but this happened so naturally as it went through. So i'm i'm okay with that gilbert. You know what our listeners are thinking right now you have an introduced the guest well we had to get jerked. Nato sir. I interrupted please. Okay rank and part. Yeah well okay. We couldn't let nato go by commented upon so neil degrasse tyson right so gilbert delighted to meet you on the set of one hundred thousand dollar pyramid and chile. We met before we did we. Did we met once more with j. Had a show and we were both guests on his show. I along with a person who had the largest hands that i ever shook. And i said who is this person and it was jerry. Cooney the boxer all the nineteen seventy s. Great white hype yet exactly had to be big meat fists and so and then but he's a charming Polite fellow and so i was delighted. It's a sports interview show. I don't know why they had gilbert on it. But gilbert is a world-class highlight player. Neil how how did he do on pyramid. i don't think aired yet so don't give too much away. Okay so i'll get out okay so sir already bad. Yeah no no he he did. Okay just one moment. It was like what you know. how dog. Here's a high pitch whistle. Cuba gave an answer. And we all just tipped our head and it wasn't even from his comedic trove. He was being serious. And it was like did you. Just say i don't even know the woman who was partnered with gilbert swell of pity for her. No no guber did better than you say. After hearing that. I answer how i think it was like. It was the first things i knew the number list of numbers or something right. Yeah and you said. I don't know what the first numbers right and you said a everybody. Show the cameras from behind the camera. The lighting guy. So but then you've redeemed yourself did well. You did better. I should say did you make it into the final round gilbert in the circle. The big money didn't see for example. See what i'm saying. I must see this. I'm just glad that. Neil figured out that shark nato is accurate so probably one of the other bills you mentioned i had a cameo was ice age. Yes and but that was ice age five again. You probably didn't know there. Were four. Other ice ages ice age five and i read the reviews and it was like the time has come where the franchise needs to go extinct. Not just the animals in the movie. 'cause all those animals didn't make pass the ice age the sloth in mastodon and the you know so that's part of the thing and they're all just trying to stay alive and but there was an asteroid comey that was gonna take him out and i might character help them figure out how to deflect the asteroid. We had like with here a couple of weeks ago. Oh yes yeah yeah. Well there's all kinds of people just like the way gilbert said. We're co stars in out. So i have a lot of co stars.
Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50 ...
"A new study from astronomer David KIP ING published this summer, and the Journal Universe argues that the odds we live in a simulation are just about fifty fifty. As you can imagine this has caused a bit of a stir scientific American broke down kipling's arguments as well as some responses to it, and some of the previous where he was building off of an a lot of it frankly goes a bit over my head, but I wanted to share some highlights at first for the less matrix inclined listeners. What exactly do I mean by the idea of living in a simulation basically that all of us are mere virtual beings existing if you WANNA call it that unknowingly in a massive computer simulation? Over the years many scientists have tried to uncover ways. We could prove whether this is true or not. But some of the work has also revolved around calculating the odds of US living in a simulation or whether we are simply in base reality that is to say that we actually exist and this isn't all simulated. Is. Worth noting there's a lot of debate over what the simulation actually means and how one even defines consciousness for that matter. I kinda like this interpretation from Neil degrasse Tyson that he shared on a recent episode of Star Talk Quoting Scientific American, the simulation would most likely create perceptions of reality on demand rather than simulate all of reality all the time much video game optimized. To, render only the parts of the scene visible to a player maybe that's why we can't travel faster than the speed of light because if we could, we'd be able to get to another galaxy said Chuck Nice the show's Co host before prompting Tyson to gleefully interrupt before they can program it. The astrophysicists said delighting at the thought. So the programmer put in that limit end quote. Someone Pretty. Wild to think about and apart from the Matrix movies bringing this concept to the mainstream most scientists refer back to a two thousand three paper by Nick. Bostrom in Oxford philosopher which quote the Magic, a technologically adept virtualization that possesses immense commuting power and needs a fraction of that power to simulate new realities with conscious beans in them. Given this scenario, his simulation argument showed that at least one proposition in the following trauma must be true. I humans almost always go. Before reaching the simulation savvy stage second, even if humans make it to that stage, they are unlikely to be interested in simulating their own in central, passed and third. The probability that we are living in a simulation is close to one and quotes. But more recently keeping whose paper I mentioned was published earlier. This summer collapsed those first two propositions into one because in both cases, there are no simulations and he used busy and reasoning to calculate the probability busy and reasoning quote allows one to calculate the odds of something happening called the posterior probability but I making assumptions about the thing being analyzed, assigning a prior probability and quotes. Using the reasoning with regards to the simulation kipling's calculation comes out to about fifty fifty. It leans slightly in favor of based reality in part because he says that even in a world where we can simulate reality as more and more of them are spawned the computing resources of each generation dwindles and eventually simulations aren't able to be hosted bought. The odds could change if we do actually invent the technology to simulate conscious beans at which point, it becomes almost certain that we are living in a simulation. And could we ever figure out if we're not real whom on Awadhi and expert on computational? Mathematics. At the California Institute of Technology says only if there's a finite amount of computational power because if it's infinite, it could create whatever degree of reality necessary to continue tricking. US. Essentially, there's a lot of complex hypothesizing going on in several different fields and you can read a little bit more about. The link in the show notes. But at the end of the day keeping goes back to Adams Razor, which says that simplest explanation is usually correct and in this case, the simplest explanation is that we're at based reality there is no simulation just the boring hard truths of our real existence. So take that as your red pill.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"Right. Exactly. I'd got. I don't know what it is and. The rest of this. Therefore it must be anything. Yes. Whatever whatever you do in behind with whatever you're doing. Whatever you're doing just remember that I will remember that. Thank you so much but it's alien. Making. Your. Yes you make. Just while you're there. Don't make don't make me cross through here. We're going. Have a little cameo from. Sarah. Show up in your studio okay. So also consider that today. What's the latest number? Is it six billion? Videos and high resolution images or uploaded to the Internet every day. Wow. And so how is it that we don't have really good photos of aliens. There's still just fuzzy why? Why? Where's the alien walking off the ship coming ready to shake hands with you I? I'm GonNa Stream that okay. especially with the Quality Camera, you figure we day good a decent shot. I grade specially we is that kind of evidence and then I got nothing against the Alier we all want to meet the alien I'm cool saying just give me better evidence by the way by the way all kinds of. The Air Force or the military now calls them. You AP's did you get that an unidentified aerial phenomena It's really I don't know why they did that you A. Fancy Car Carter. Unleash their cars own little niche. Okay. But I'm yeah they should all be investigated for sure. But the you know that's not just because they're out lights you can't explain not enough rain me to say these are aliens coming to visit us and where all the aliens visiting the military cameras? Patriotic. The Patriots, these aliens on congrats on the show that sounds awesome. It's it's like I said, it's brilliant set designers and visual effects, artists and music. I'm all combined.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"On. With Mario. Lopez. Mario Lopez joining me now on zoom from the fact show COSMO's possible world astrophysicist Mr Neil degrasse Tyson welcome to the show. So there are always nice to see you thanks for having me. Thanks you. dimples this. So far so good you won't be a national emergency one day you woke up. A lost somewhere. I know and then you know what I i`ve The curses continued both my sons have them so. I wonder if it can you ensure them in Lloyd's of London or something good question you've now inspired me look into that. I, might not be bad that might not be a bad investment right there. Where are you zooming from today's at your home from New York City okay in that and that's where you reside. Yes. That's where I reside. Nice. This backdrop got rated in rate my background if somebody's got a twitter stream rating, everybody's zoom on. This got a seven because they said, we got ancient Rome on. Here on the love it just to describe that Caesar's Palace on the left, and then you got Kia doing yourself on the right now called balance. where he he went to stir by that I'm going to transition one half to the other. There you go. There you go. Only listening to this right they can't see this this video we'll put this up on the website. We'll make sure they make sure they see there's a medium here we'll. Ziv Years of history behind you S. So the new show Cosmo's possible worlds looks better than science class here. What kind of world are we talking about? Exact thanks thanks for saying that a lot of creative people you know contributed to this. So there's the writing Andrian as the secret sauce nerve all three cosmos from nineteen eighty with Carl Sagan, and then two thousand and fourteen and twenty. Twenty that I have the privilege of hosting she not only no science she feel science ooh..
Terry McMillan: I Love My Characters
"Terry. Mcmillan has been a friend of mine for years and talk is just like you'd expect she's fun and vibrant and a reverend and just keeps it real and says whatever she wants. She brought all that energy to this conversation about writing where she gets really deep about her process where she surrenders to her characters and really lets them come alive on the page until her who they are and what they WANNA do. This really inspired me as a writer. Maybe think about really wanting to focus on character on a deeper level Terry writes these deep indepth character profiles before she even starting let those inform the characters. She talks all about that stuff here. Look whether or not you love. Terry's work a lot of people do and she's got a lot that she can teach you about writing. Check out her new novel. It's all downhill from here. It's in stores everywhere already. And of course this is the Patriots era of Toray. Show so if you want to hear the whole episode with knee and Terry could a patron dot com slash. Toray show and support are growing team. There you get the full Wednesday episodes and Friday patriotic exclusives already. There's episodes there with people like Malcolm. Glad well Zizi Packer Morris. Day Little Yadi Neil degrasse Tyson and more for now. It's Terry McMillan on Toray. Show how are you? I'm trying to keep hope alive for lack of a better cliche. How is corona affecting you? Are you stuck in the house? What's going on no? I'm not stuck in the house I live in a sort of a condo on the sixth floor and in Pasadena. That'S A HIGH-RISE MOM. But fortunately one side of where I live. I can see the parking lot to my really high end garage grocery store so I know when all of the stuff is being delivered and I'm friends with the guy in there so I get to get it. I get paper towels and toilet paper and all that stuff put aside but I'm just I look out the window what I see trees. I'm fortunate that I feel like I can exterior at least walk. I'm glad I'm not in New York. I feel sorry for people in New York will sorry for your in California and there's a lot going on in California. Are you scared. I'm scared not just I'm not scared for me But I did just you know. Do my hands again. I live and breathe for anti bacterial products gloves. I do my door handle if somebody wants to deliver something. Don't touch my door handle It's you know people are being very very nice to each other That's what I really really appreciate and am grateful for but am I scared hell. Yeah I'm scared we're scared of. I'm scared I don't I don't trust strangers. I know the most insidious thing we can't trust our friends. My neighbor came up as she wants to know if she can have some coffee and I said Wash your hands but she was already starting to turn the water on. And I've got antibacterial everything everything all over this house and I've gotten to the point. I wash my hands by accident thinking. It was my antibacterial stuff they were lens cleaning white sperm eyeglasses. I'm I'm concerned about the bug right. Because in New York we're looking at potentially fifty to sixty to seventy percent of the city getting it some concerned about the bug getting into you know me or one of the members of my family. My Kids my wife who you all know but yeah I am more. I am perhaps even more concerned with the mass economic impact of the iceberg. That is happening. That is coming that is going to affect a gigantic portion of us and thus have an impact on almost all of us. Do you think about that part of it all. Of course you know. I'm I'm on a list all the places you can donate to during this time. I mean I just keep thank God for pay pal. I'm just I worry about people. No I worry about people who can't feed their kids who can't pay their rent. Who aren't going to get too stupid check from Donald and senators In time I just I mean I can't even imagine what it must be like and I I can't even I can't fathom it and you know I'm just I'm really scared and I'm also very pissed off. I'm very pissed off because this really shouldn't even have been necessary if Donald Trump and done what he was supposed to do and not using his instincts which obviously is Has none not to mention brains and thing that we have called Empathy if he had something remotely close to that where he could think about something other than himself and his properties in Wall Street. Maybe we wouldn't be disposition. No we wouldn't be in this position. Will I mean yes? I think there was a constant thought. Of what do I need to do to get reelected? And if I downplay the situation and make everybody think it's no big deal nothing to see here while the House is burning down It'll go away and they believe that Shit. They still do that stuff they do. His base believed it. Wait till they get sick. I'm one waiting so you got a new book coming out trying to skip the subject. No but I mean like I'm talking to me worked up I mean no but I was WanNa talk to you about your book. I mean okay. It's kind of exciting. It's it's it's kind of an event for a lot of people knew Terry McMillan book. It's a big deal Holland say all that I mean. Don't you see that in the world that there is? There is a large class of people who are Terry McMillan fans and they get very excited when new Terry McMillan novel comes out. Well I'm grateful. I'll put it that way. I'm quite grateful. I mean there's a lot of excitement more than I imagined. I just got something today from publishers. Weekly the top six books to read. I'm like what I didn't even think they liked me. When you're writing and you're alone. Writing conceiving the book do you hear the masses? Do you feel a pressure because you know. A large class of people. Critics editors readers are going to read the book. Just because your name is on the cover of like I don't know what it would be like to the be writing knowing all these people are going to be watching. Imagine that might be sort of paralyzing. Now I'm not thinking about my audience when I'm writing a book you can Chinese know first of all they are Emma House. They aren't in. My Life Depict characters that I'm writing about. That's who I care about. That's who I mean. I surrender to these people and I'm I'm more worried about what my character is feeling and thinking how he or she is going to act as a result of something that I basically created For them to have to deal with and I don't know the answers to it I put myself in their shoes and I just I'm hypnotized. I'd I do what they would do. Not what I would want them to do but I do. I do character profile. So I sorta no my characters personalities but I don't know everything that they will do at any given moment but I'm not let me just say this but first of all if I'm on page twenty six or three hundred twenty six I am not thinking. Gee What are the folks going to think when a read this?
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"Known what is going on here and there. I was accepting everything else in this three hundred years in the future storytelling but I was in denial that we would ever have doors at New York coming towards the end would open of course back. Then there's a person standing behind the talk pulling up you know doors open automatically back then I would show up in the seventies and eighties And so but anyhow so I'm not one to predict the future but one of the things that I think we should strive towards is imagined a big device that removes carbon from the atmosphere will call him a carbon scrubbers is what they would be called it removes it and then buries it and then you can. There's a dial and Nabi. Can you know if if the if the ICE AGE IS ON? Its way you let a little more carbon dioxide out to eat it so we can have joe engineer hang on a scale that we are no longer a victim of what the atmosphere is doing. That would be Kinda cool. If we got to that level by the way you engineering might include our ability to tap. The energy from a volcano. We can tap a keg of beer. WanNa tap volcano. Stick a spigot in the side and the least some of the pressures use the heat to generate energy to drive the city that you that the lava would otherwise Destroy for example. So I imagine a future. I think that's an reachable future. We'd have been a level of What one of the cool thing about Cosmos in the legacy of it and the legacy of Carl Sagan is in addition to some of these like just really cool ideas that are presented by tapping volcano. It also has for lack of a better. You know word to describe it almost this like it's almost a spiritual experience away because you kind of see the magnitude of the universe and it really requires viewers to do some self reflection and a lot of our readers. Our audience are young and also religious. But they're they're big fans of your work. They're big fans of this show and they don't they don't see science as a threat to their faith they they think it just kind of expand their understanding from their perspective of of creation. And you get a chance to travel and speak and meet a lot of people particularly young people. Do you see that tension that maybe has existed at different points that between science and religion fading among young people. Is that your experience as you meet a lot of people So a lot in there so. Let me back up to your first trace. The word spiritual means different things to different people Not In the old days of course it was almost exclusively purely a religiously term today as you may know. There's the rise of spiritual demographic these are people who would say I'm spiritual but not religious right you heard people say that so These are people. I think who have retained a sense of very deep reverence for nature it. It kind of respect respect and reverence that immoderate use of the rich spiritual. You would say it spiritual and so. What's happened is the enlightened religious community recognized as the role and value of science and scientists shaped civilizations increased. Life expectancy is. It's it's generated wealth. It's a there's all the things that we care about in. Modern Society has been enabled and empowered by innovations in science and technology so among enlightened religious people. I've never seen any issues at all. The the the the conflict arises with the subset of the religious community. That happens to be really loud. So you think they're like the majority but they're not re talking about the fundamentalist subset of the religious community in the West. It would be fundamentalist Christians but in the Middle East fundamentalist Muslims fundamentalist choose their fundamentalist of all stripes. When you're fundamentalists there's no room in your worldview for a scientific discovery to conflict with what? Your Holy Book tells you is true and that causes conflict now. That conflict need not manifest in any crazy way in a free society a free society especially in the United States. We have free expression of religion. So if you want to be fundamentalist. Nobody's GonNa stop you. Nobody's GonNa stop you under less. You want to force your fundamentalist thinking into a science classroom. Then it's like what are you doing? No no if there's a site make religion class and talk about it in their religion class. 'cause that's what it is so not whether they're trends. I don't know if they're trans up there than the younger next generation is is there freely spiritual whether or not the assignment cells to one religion or another? It does seem like the the most vocal are the most fundamentalist but the real majority aren't reading holy books as science books. You know the the majority are reading them for a variety of spiritual reasons and I feel like shows like Cosmos and in your work really challenge people to question why they believe what they believe in really positive way because it seems so optimistic and not antagonistic. And I guess when you're creating a show I cosmos. How do you? What's the creative approach to you? Know Communicating these big complicated ideas ways that people from different world views and different values in different levels of education can engage with and enjoy. That's got to be sort of a creative challenge. Yes and that's a brilliant lead pose question and I'm glad you you even faulk that because that's a it's a fundamental part of how we approached the material right No time has anyone said of Carl Sagan More. I think of me. Maybe unless they didn't tell it to my face then at no time. Are We preachy to you? It's more and in fact. What tagline is. Come with me. We are going to go on a journey rather than stay in your seat at the chalkboard and I'm GonNa deliver a lecture right. No these are not lectures. These are not. We're not talking down to you. We are on a shared journey of exploration. For what the granddaughter of this? Universe is and what the methods tools of science revealed about it. And now that you you are there. Let's see how we can harness this new insight to become better citizens and better managers of what our the of what our civilization has wrought right. Yes we invented cars but then that made pollution and then we that pollution but then we have co two and so so. Yeah we don't WanNa you don't WanNa indict everything that we've ever done because there was not it wasn't done with malice it was done with with hope of a better future but sometimes they're unintended consequences and so you address those as they arise using the knowledge and wisdom to do the right thing by that by that challenge so it's a matter of taking a topic not being preach not making you feel bad for anything you thought before but celebrating this new understanding that we're bringing to you about how the world works and I think that has been successful and people from all walks of life and all ages all demographics and all religions have embraced science Cosmos in this way and in ways. You can't that other documentaries. Don't allow you to embrace them. That's why when you look at Cosmos. You're not thinking. I'm watching a documentary. That's not a thought you're having. I don't know that there's a word for cosmos is on landscape of informational programming but Yeah it's not. It's not off pudding and that's very purposeful unconscious. Now is Neil degrasse Tyson. Nextstep Jesse has a suggestion for outlaw. Heroes Day with us. Is it possible to have opinions about political leaders? Love those who disagree walk in integrity vote with conviction and still care more about who got is then who the president is.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"A traffic road rage situation. I don't I don't I don't think really been yelled at as an adult by too many people to yell at your plants a lot while you're playing children absolutely no negative energy. Put that out there tyler. Well that's the thing you guys are both pretty like mellow dudes tyler. Have you been yelled at by 'cause 'cause I was thinking about? This question of how many times have been yelled at by an adult that I've truly been shaken by. I thought three examples in my life. But Jerry thereby by Tyler t tell me tell me Real Quick Yeah. Well let's see off the Dome as a as a grownup I mean. There's obviously going to be. You know there's like there's cops and stuff that are going to yell at you then price road rage some guys on the streets or whatever get starion. They're doing with other issues. I think that that there may be. I feel like there. Were probably a few times when I was working in the service industry where people would start yelling. Talk about stuff and that can be very awkward. Because they're you the impetus is on you then like I can't yell back right. I'm here. I'm on o'clock. I'm representing the company. I can't lose my job so I just have to be. That's a very good point so I completely understand what you're saying. I very valid like even if they're just saying they're drunk and saying nonsense or whatever if that happened a couple of a couple of different times. I suppose I've been not yelled at but I've been you know. People have been very brewed and intoxicated. Wabc. Dj -ing like Yeah. But I don't think we elizabeth yelling. Yeah I the only three occasions will really been yelled at a solid yell at one was by the owner of an Arby's which I we've me as a friend or abuse offer bad and I understand why he was so enraged an Arby's as a greater young adults okay Johnson jazzed up. Having a good time the other was the cook at a Mongolian Barbecue restaurant. One time I I had I had jam. I figure out a method to you guys. Are you guys go to Mongolian Barbecue? Ever Oh yeah I know what you're talking about Chandler. Are you a fan? I don't know if I've ever been so so it's a it's a cool setup. It's a bunch of raw food and you get a bowl and put it in the ball handed to the chef. And he's had this big like stick and he puts it on like a big stove and he cooks it. I figured out a way that verse the order of this is appropriate for. Everyone usually what they do is they. Put like noodles vegetables at the end of it are all your meats selections and those little sauces right you start at the back and you put the meets in first and you start and because the meats are kind of frozen and then start putting your sauces on there and it starts dissolving the meat and you just start packing it in and you can pack it like the size of a softball and then you just put meats and vegetables around the softball of meat. Because the reason they put the meat at the end is because most people fill with noodles and vegetables and when they get to the meat they just put some on topics. You should have seen when this thing. Roll that when this softball of just solid meat rolled out of the mall had free frozen because all the sauces I put on there. And he's in there and he's literally he throws her on the road and he starts whacking it with a stick and it won't even break. It's so huge. He was not pleased about that. Because I really held up the wind but this was this was not an all. You can eat this. Is You get as much as one ball. The other one was in. This is another I I would probably like. Nineteen or twenty. I think it was home from college and my brother thought it would be funny if Manson him me and some friends played a concert like a legit concert at like a club and but we didn't have a band and we didn't have any songs and my brother doesn't know how to play any instruments and so we went to this place and I was. I was playing guitar. My other buddies playing drums on the whole point of this was just to see how far week ago just winging it until we just have a meltdown on stage and smash some instruments right. That was the plan. It was just a weird idea. She's a weird idea. We care we care and we have a bass player so we had again. I don't know how we were in in. When you're that age you procure a lot of weird stuff. We did have a mannequin. And we brought a mannequin. Onstage and put a Bass Guitar on him so the Mannequin was sitting in a chair with a Bass Guitar on his lap. And we just started. We just started playing drums and guitar. My brother screaming. It lasted all of of under a minute before the owner of the place came screaming at us just enough time for US Nashwan Guitar and he almost literally through my brother out of there like Uncle Phil Roach. Dj jazzy. Like physically pushing about Schmidt couldn't have gone any better. It was a perfect night. It was a perfect night. But you know the Neil degrasse Tyson things. Federal many of those cases. Did you get the chance to deploy your trademark peacemaking skills to try to turn the key situations situations around in in the Manga? The I think the closest wanted to be in resolve was the Mongolian barbecue. I think I think what I think. He turned from frustration into respect for for how I had figured out how to jam that much meat in the ball but no I still don't go back to that Rv's and I'm terrified. He stepped foot near that. That venue again. So so the answer is no but all to say is I had. It was a very pleasant conversation I appreciate the grass is being a good sport and really suffering some some alien question but you gotta ask you know with that being said if any of our listeners have any fuzzy videos of extraterrestrials or their crafts we believe you we are on your side we would like to take them to the other grass. Tyson and to see what he has to say. I.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: I Am More Than Science
"Neil degrasse Tyson. It's one of the most brilliant people alive but when we finally got together for an interview I WanNa talk to him about science. I WanNa talk about almost anything else. So we get into who he is a deep about. How race has impacted his life. The book concludes with Attribute Kim say to your father your sorry Eulogy Yes yes and You Know I lost my dad last year Owen did. Your Dad passed three years ago. Three years ago and You honor him beautifully. Can you tell us about him? And how he leads into you sort of the way you sort of take from him to become who you are. Yeah So my parents were married. Sixty sixty four years until his death to the end right now and We had a stable household. My mother was a housewife homemaker. Today I guess we call that Until were empty nest and she went back to school. That was by agreement by the way so the agreement was my father would continue working and then my mother would raise the children at home. There were three of you. Yes and the middle earth and raise the children and then when we were mostly empty nest enough she will go back to school and pick up her career which is exactly what happened. And she went back to College. She got a degree in Gerontology. Became a German got her masters Gerontology. The study of the needs that afflict old people. Okay Okay and how to resolve Geriatric Okay. Yes correct to gerontology geriatrics the same route And she ended up working for the FEDS. Allocating moneys to retirement communities Old Age centers nursing homes this sort of thing so my father was studied sociology and got his Masters at Teachers College Columbia and was always his entire life. Maximally concerned with the plight of the under served and in New York City in the nineteen sixties. It was then known as the ghetto. He got noticed by the city. He got pointed to be a commissioner of human resources by Mayor Lindsay in the nineteen sixties during the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement in the big cities he. He worked long hours. We'd see me come at eight something like that. But he was home on the weekends and we would Cook Breakfast and dinner on the weekend so he participated household when he could but during the week it was mostly my mother who was raising us. And what reference in my eulogy are things that he said and did that contain called deep levels of wisdom. You know what is wisdom? It's it's ideas. It's wisdom our thoughts that you have that are the distilled essence of your life experience after you've discarded or forgotten the details that's actually a necessary part of wisdom that allows wisdom to come out in the form of sentences. No one's GonNa hand you a five hundred page book and say here's my wisdom. That's that's that's not wisdom wisdom almost fi construct has to be so simple and so deep that you just pause and reflect on it without getting mired details so one of them was. It's not good enough to be right. You also have to be effective. You can say I'm right therefore it should be this way. You know we don't have time for you. Have you navigated a pass to make this happen? Have you bought for example? The you know the water hoses and the in the south during the during the protests. Okay why do we have perfect video and photographs of it? Beacause the organizers made sure the press was there knowing they'd be able to capture those conflicts. This was even done even go back as far as Gandhi This was portrayed in the film Gandhi where he's ready to have a protest. It is not useful if no one knows about it if you get your head whipped by the local police and there isn't a photograph of it. You are in the right but you're not effective so you invite the press. The sympathetic press so that for me was very important in getting things done in navigating the terrain on which you're trying to implement social justice and the press doesn't write about events that don't happen why would they well in the late nineteen sixties watts burned. Detroit burned Washington burned. You're newark burned. New York City did not burn. The most populous ghetto in the country was basically quiet in the wake of the Martin Luther King assassination. Yes there was some minor skirmishes compared to what was going on elsewhere. No does anyone write a story no riots in New York The story is written. My father was active in the human resources administer. He's the commissioner a city commissioner. Making sure that there were opportunities available to people who needed opportunities for jobs to feed their family. What is a riot if it's not the very last act of desperation of the mouthpiece of the voiceless it is the it it not only voiceless people who are also hopeless Once you've run out of hope you have no options. You can have no voice but still hope you're not gonNA rock it. You gotta be voiceless and hopeless in it. Yeah so people in New York. The inner city of New York didn't was not without hope without some confidence that maybe there are opportunities just on the other side of the hill. I'm just saying these are things that my father was engaged in that I will not ever forget. I'm their son the astrophysicist but I stayed grounded in what matters for any kind of progressive change in this world and for me progressive. Change IS THE INEVITABLE. Consequence of rational thought applied to challenges. So no I'm not hitting people over the head saying you should be more progressive. Because then we've learned that some people dig their heels and more strongly to impose you especially in modern times where conflict has fomented on social media. But you just get people to think a little differently about things in the face of evidence. I've found that can have potency of its own and as an educator and as a scientist this is what I've done an in the book. Essentially every reply to people have written to me is an attempt to layer onto them some degree of measured rational thinking still some emotion there. You can't just be cold about it. But you want to empower people to be able to sink in new ways so that they can say. I now know how to analyze this information in ways I did not previously. Thank you for this bit of scientific insight. That allows me to do that. And that's what this book is about
"For Your Reconsideration" Week
"This week's theme is for your reconsideration. The curator is Donde from luminary. Here are the podcasts and episodes chosen by Yolanda. Monday's episode comes from metaphysical milkshake and is called. Can you honor indigenous faiths without being a jerk. It's thirty four minutes long in this episode. rainn Wilson Resin Ostlund have one question. How do we honor and embrace embrace indigenous faiths without becoming like Kevin Costner? How can we become more than dilettantes? With dream catchers Kevin Locke is an artist Hoop dancer musician musician. Educator and cultural ambassador for his Lakota an Amish on Beirut's he joined the pod to share what we can do to better understand our indigenous faith traditions and how out to see our spiritual heritage in all the land around us. Join the conversation using Hashtag. Metaphysical an email your thoughts to metaphysical milkshake at soul pancake. GEICO DOT COM. Tuesday's episode comes from on second thought with Trevor Noah and is called prison break. It's forty four minutes long in this episode. Trevor and David David discussed their ideas for improving. Prison then talk about alternatives to incarceration Danielle Sarid founder of common justice. Wednesday's episode comes from from under the skin with Russell brand and his called science capitalism. And God with Neil degrasse Tyson. It's one hundred twenty one minutes long. Here's the description. This week's guest on under the skin is the infamous astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson. He's pretty amazing. He was promoting his book letters from an astrophysicist but he was much more than and being a focused and dedicated educator I enjoyed talking to him. Thursday's episode comes from here to slay with Roxane gay and Tracy McMillan Cottam him and his called all. Your faves are problematic. It's fifty three minutes long this week on the show Tracy and Roxanne take on the Popeye's chicken sandwich and all of its glory as well as the problematic takes that have come along with it. Friday's episode comes from the seaward with Lena Dunham and Alison Bennett and is called Lady Rosemary. Aber door it's fifty three minutes long in this episode Rosemary. Obrador seemed to most like a shy awkward wallflower but underneath drab exterior lurked an appetite for Jules parties parties and larceny born into an unassuming middle-class English home rosemary secretly stole thousands of pounds to fund her glamorous identity as titled Aristocracy. That's Lady Lady Aberdeen to you. Lena analyst Cover Rosemary's wild parties outrageous schemes her ultimate downfall and discuss what it's like to feel unseen and unappreciated those are the podcast recommendations chosen by Yolanda for this week's theme for your reconsideration
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I'm not great at auditions But I found myself getting even more nervous than I usually do I I was getting almost like scared I realized that he the orbit of another planet that's just wrong that's just Nari tablet when I don't know what do you do you tell you don't do that for back and here's the thing I'm having this conversation with him he writes back and says for so much smart you you seem really closed minded I thought you'd be more open minded than this oh you read obviously your own side of the letter yes I guess people can now hear you've a great voice knows you've sites fifteen shoes massive speaking of bigfoot they just say one point by my dad was a teacher I grew up my older brother's a teacher and so I grew up around what the hell happened to you right you elect sheep where did looked at and thought I want a I want to be like this person that's question and I gotta go back one step before that and say that I have an unorthodox outlook on role models who I think a role model is is guided concept because it forces you to find a whole person that has a similar background as you with a similar ambition that you had eh trying to match too much if I needed a role model who is a black person who came before me in the Bronx who became an astrophysicist take your yeah yeah that's just not realistic instead assembled my role models alicarte so what I did was I say there's somebody who has an amazing agility with words and I I want to one day be able to communicate with that facility not only with words but you just wanted to keep hearing them talk because they were the voice was soothing and they've said interesting things things and it was laced with some humor let me say lace that sounds like drugs yeah it was infused with humorous so that every few sentences you smiled and that kept you interested what a rare into rare I want some of that then I met a scientist who had such a command of content and there I am fifteen the guys fifty and I'm saying I will never know that much about the universe not thinking how many more years I had to actually study the stuff and I said but if I ever become interests I want the command of the content the way he has and I I'd never left my head and then my parents were very upset aggressive and almost every outlook mother was a lawyer and no no no no she was a gerontologist with she was a homemaker while we were in school we were pseudo almost empty nest and then she went back to school. I'll finish their degrees got a master's in Gerontology then worked for the feds allocating the health department of Health and human services allocating moneys for nurse in homes and old age care centers that sort of thing my father was active in the civil rights movement yes so everybody's caring about people and this is their Sunday astrophysicists so I stayed grounded but in a morally correct way I mean not grounded I can't reach for the stars Yes we for the for the stars but don't forget earth so this is the environment so how did they how did they communicate that they didn't just by being what they were either example Oh yeah religion in your house so I was raised Catholic Catholics have a very wide ranger who observes what's going yes and touch on this subdued several times factors many letters in their religion God spirituality this is where people's angst and has been centered yet you do sit over you use the term overflowing with existential angst which I love ah yeah trying to understand their place in the world as and many of them were raised in a religious tradition and then they're confronted with science and and then they worried lose their religion so all of this in there the different letters scattered in different ways more Orthodox than others harass my upbringing was my my dad was in the sorry for seven years we were very he has of respect for the Catholic tradition but it's not as dogmatic exactly in in my family it was that way I think the question one needs to ask if you're religious is not did you go to synagogue every Saturday or pray five times a day or go to church on Sundays I think a different question would be in your everyday life what role did religion play decision as you make your thoughts you had for me it was essentially zero from third grade onward there were no thoughts about God or Jesus or anything and did that coincide with the on that you really discovered you begin to understand sign yeah I began to understand the nature of the universe and I would ask questions is God see me if I'm not near a window I'm in third grade when I'm asking these questions but how could he create the whole universe and then pay attention I started just ask questions and it became less and less tenable to me yeah since it was not folded into family decisions at no time to mother father say what would Jesus do I we were raised secularly my brother and my sister so the Middle the problem middle trump going the one thing we have in common they tell you just quick I met someone afresh and they said based on Hi my personality as they read it in the first five minutes of knowing me they said Oh you must be an eldest child I said no you must be the youngest trial no but then I guess you're the only child and I said no and they said well what are you and I I'm the Middle Child is fat explain so it's like I'm sorry do there's no there's nothing less mutation that's such a good example of a lot of those letters people are looking to answer something they've already come looking at verify yeah exactly and so that's that's harder to reply to Beatles you have already made up their minds you make the distinction you have to make it in several different forms these letters the difference between believing scientists not something you believe in science is something that is it requires a set of empirical truth that's right that's right and that's why collectively religions are called faiths yeah yeah faith is something you believe in the absence of evidence evidence you call signs yeah it's Kinda that simple and some people like to reduce science to faith-based thing in order to make their argument for the religion that happens a few times all right I'll restate that because you said that very quickly and is very one thing that you just said there are many people who want to say science is just as much of a religion as religious right and they'll say because you guys have paradigm you guys are belief systems and you all band together and you and it's like no that's not how it is just visit a scientific conference in any disciplined where everyone is on the frontier we are arguing we are fighting there's no name calling and generally we don't break into fistfights I'd love to see not to scientists I can protect your fights but I'm just saying it is our job to find the holes and someone's talk do not engage in that exercise you are being irresponsible as a colleague right it's it's so it's for more to say it's subject to change is an understatement but the frontier changes every day you achieve correspondence between your research and my research and someone in another country and someone who used a different voltage for their mant you look at the variations in how the experiments are conducted experiments of different design if they all leaned the same direction in the same way approximately the same results you have a new objective truth in the world he put it in the textbook can you move onto the next thing and I thought that was interesting in in in the context of eleven conspiracies you touch on this that you were there there's right I mean you're you're hitting every hotpoint there in the book I take on a consent yeah so that was fair he really wanted to know totally yeah and oftentimes I mean some are very moving too summer summer about the ones about life and death people who are expiring using death and and you say something chapter yelled life and death yeah right yeah people who are themselves dying or in a bereavement over loved one who has died and will they see them in heaven you know there's there these questions and I keeping awake he's right and just you might think listening to this conversation that here these people bearing their souls and I just stomp on it with my oh God my feet but here's my one bit of evidence that that's not what opens yeah is one of the letters Jewish woman raising a ten year old son who is on the autism spectrum he comes home from Hebrews will one day and says he doesn't believe in God anymore and that he doesn't believe in the Bible stories and she's an orthodox Jewish and so she says how did you get these ideas keep reading me up there what do what I want to talk with dismissed it right so at the end she says you know affect my son and I don't want to force him to believe something that might not be true that she said could God and science coexist and I just want to know I know he respects you and I thank you you for that she's very it's a very very respectful letter and at the end she says I'm just trying to be a good parent it took me a year to reply because there is how am I gonNA come into the no I mean put it down she's Orthodox Jewish I've done a lot of homework on religions last me and rather than just discounted I'm saying let me let me know enough about their religion to at least have some sensitivity to to where they're coming from you also say that you've exposed your children too many religions yes I remember anthropological for this people believe this they believe that and here's why I was rare savior and this is the and I finally look back and I wrote back on Passover her I figured that strategic teacher when she's checking your email I'm not gonNa tell you what I wrote in the letter it's in the book but I will say that that she did reply thanked me for the letter and invited me to her son's Bar Mitzvah and no can you tell me when they're not I didn't feel we'll get plus I had a busy schedule but I'm giving a public talk in Atlanta where she lives out envited them to meet them for the first that's nice I I was also struck by that listening to this book it's weird to say listening to the spoke reading this book but I didn't technically ready to this is what I really admire one of the things I'd admire you so much for this in your ability to do that the thought that you put into that because that when it comes to teaching I mean that is that is it's as important as the stuff you know I would imagine largest from my father because he talked a sociology in Bronx community college before he went to work for the Mayor Mayor for Mayor Lindsay that's correct in the nineteen sixties so you've way born are you in Fairfield Connecticut my dad talk here in the region yeah yeah so what did he teach he touched philosophy a tough yeah oh my gosh philosophy I know your so Where did he teach Fairfield University of Small Jesuit School in Connecticut okay cool Jesuit so they prosecuted Galileo yes hold me back shop they never meet again his field was more medieval philosophy so it was kind of times I just want to know why it's a wrong I must want to know where and the evolution of that thought you touch on that if I think the philosophy section is how you talk about Bertrand Russell and how philosophy has had to evolve based on what we're discovering right it's interesting in all fairness who professional philosophers that Chapter I really it's called philosophy but I really should've called it questions that really didn't fit any other chapter someone has one asks the difference between how and why yes and I said that.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Kickass News
"World's largest online followings with his fast many of which have nothing to do with science but instead relate to matters that most of us think about like family God and the Real Final Frontier Death Neil often writes back to them answering their queries with thoughtful consideration and his famous cosmic perspective now Neil degrasse Tyson his handpicked one hundred and one of his favourite letters and responses for his newest book letters from an astrophysicist and today I'm happy to welcome Neil back to the podcast to share some of his thoughts on a wide range of topics from nine eleven NASA and educating your children to bigfoot and literal Flat Arthur's yes those L. exist he says he doesn't think of himself as debunking conspiracy theories and junk science but instead he tries to get people to take a scientific approach to their leafs he shares touching personal letters from his cousin wondering about her deceased father's spirit and a mother who's autistic son is torn between what he learned Hebrew school and what he watches on Neil's television series Cosmos Neil discusses the minefield of opinion neutral tweets and bad timing and the we got him in hot water with the musician moby plus he answers your questions about black holes the speed of light the moon landing and more coming up with Neil degrasse Tyson in just a moment.
Neil deGrasse Tyson faces backlash for tweet about shootings
"Celebrity scientist Neil degrasse Tyson is catching heat after a tweet over the weekend the renowned astrophysicist in all their compared what he called the horrific deaths in the mass shootings in el Paso and Dayton to other ways Americans die is Sunday morning tweet noted that on average across any forty eight hours hundreds die because of medical errors flew suicide in car accidents Tyson then wrote often our emotions respond more to spectacle then the
Clinton, Bruce Willis And Washington discussed on The WOR Sports Zone with Pete McCarthy
"So this is not one story Washington post right now it just snuck up on a site to stunned by city killer asteroid that just missed earth this thing came within and in terms when you when you think of astronomy yeah forty five thousand miles with an earth it's the closest an astronaut as come in a very very long time its only that's less than one fifth of the distance to the moon was Neil degrasse Tyson during all this yeah where is that guy bill Nye the science guy we were day ability grass Tyson is probably too worried about the frozen poster I didn't have an accurate snow flake on it we're gonna talk about that during conscious Clinton even know what you just said I'm afraid to hear it okay anyway the point is that scientists said they were stunned it was a true shock it came out of no where they usually track these things that again what they gonna do about it in case it is heading right you're right a a you know you know put on Bruce Willis put him into a into the space
Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to TV after misconduct probe
"A well known scientists returning to host a pair of TV shows. USA radio's Chris Barnes reports. Neil degrasse Tyson is going to be returning to TV soon after National Geographic and FOX concluded an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct made against him by two women Cosmo's possible worlds and star talk have been in limbo for months now GIO launched the investigation after the website pays he owes reported. The two women had accused of inappropriate behavior. But now in a statement National Geographic says the investigation is complete. We are moving forward with both star talk and Cosmo's NAT GO and FOX declining to make any of the findings of their investing. Gatien public. It's unclear if Tyson will remain with the programs either one of them beyond their scheduled
Latest season of Neil deGrasse Tyson's show put on hold
"MAC piper. Neil degrasse Tyson series on the National Geographic channel is not airing amid sexual misconduct allegations made against him. This is star talk network has for now pulled star talk from the air just three episodes into season. Five new episodes of the science based talk show won't air until an investigation is complete American Museum of Nazi history. He has denied an accusation that he groped a woman and denied making sexual advances toward a production
Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'StarTalk' pulled amid misconduct probe
"Geographic channel is suspending celebrity astrophysicist. Neil degrasse Tyson's star talk series while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him moves forward. Several women have accused of inappropriate sexual advances. He's been defending himself in Facebook posts,
Latest season of Neil deGrasse Tyson's show put on hold
"The National Geographic. Channel says it's holding new episodes of star talk until the investigation into astrophysicist. Neil degrasse Tyson is completed last year two women publicly accused of inappropriate behavior accusations Tyson denies and he also says he welcomes an investigation which is being done by FOX in NAT GO, both of which produce shows with Tyson. The new season of star talk started airing in November. And we'll stay off the air until the results of the investigation
Neil deGrasse Tyson under investigation after accusations of sexual misconduct
"A well known celebrity. Scientists is the latest high profile person to face sexual misconduct allegations in the metoo movement. USA's Chris Barnes has the story. Neil. I gotta say, you're totally blowing my mind right now. That's what I do. I'm Neil degrasse Tyson well-known astrophysicist and TV host Neal degrassi is now being investigated after several women have accused him of sexual harassment assault and in one case rape, FOX entertainment group, and the producers of the TV series cosmos, say they're looking into the allegations Tyson's denied any. Wrongdoing. Saying that he welcomes the investigation
Fox, Nat Geo to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Tyson's not comment. Publicly on it and cosmos, producer said in a statement, the programs credo is to follow the evidence wherever it leads and they'll be conducting a thorough investigation. Feared Chrysler automobile says it's plant in
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigated by Fox, NatGeo Networks
"Reknown astrophysicist. Neil degrasse Tyson will be investigated by FOX and National Geographic networks after allegations of sexual misconduct. Have been made against him to women have come forward to say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner. With them Tyson was host of cosmos on FOX in two thousand fourteen and the new edition of the series was to air on National Geographic next year Tyson has not commented publicly on the allegations. The producers of Cosmo's say they will conduct a thorough investigation. Meanwhile, FOX and National Geographic are saying that they were reviewing those
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on Bon Appetit Foodcast
"Right. Who cast? I'm Ed Rappaport this week. We've got the inimitable Neil degrasse Tyson world, famous astrophysicist Neil has a lot to say in a lot of different ways kind of all over the place on this podcast and a good way. He's kind of just like pinball and through the cosmos with his thoughts, and he had so much say that hey, I forgot to even get into the fact that he loves wine and be I forgot to mention his new book accessory to war. The unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, and yeah, I know that doesn't have a lot to do with food. But don't worry Neil food loves to cook. Then makes apparently the best French toast ever. All right. Let's do this. Here's Neil degrasse Tyson. Naomi will be honest with you. I was always honest just in this moment this moment, especially I was worried. I was like oh Neal. He's an astrophysicist. I don't even really know what that means. Maybe we're not gonna have enough to talk about. And then it literally took us about forty five minutes just to get from my office to the studio. Just right now, you're in the test kitchen, touch it and talking to Brad about Khumbu you got a CD healthiest chocolate. Chip cookie. You just stop by. I've no idea what this thing is next door some beauty thing where their heads split. So champagne open up the beauty salon. You grab it grab the split. A champagne chatting all the way. Have you always been so talkative and engaged? Oh, I like talking to people who know more about something than I do. Yes. And I'm old questions in all ears. So in the test kitchen, what are you doing? What are you doing that butter doing with that concoction? Why is it that caller what what's happening next, and we go to the photos? Studio, then she's arranging Brussels sprouts leaf by leaf on the plate with tweezers. And so how you doing how you taking that photo? And what's the light angle? And so I just like learning, and it's not often I'm in a place where everybody knows more about something else than I do. I'm with my colleagues, or I'm in the public where they want me to share the universe with them. So I'm just a I'm just a kid in a candy shop in place such as Conde nast, and who doesn't like food. All exactly right wanted to bone apetit. Right. Everyone the likes food whether or not you cook it that's another matter. But isn't it one thing? I always tell us sort of younger people wanna get into journalism. I I honestly believe this the most important ingredient if you will and being a successful journalist is curiosity. You have to want to ask questions and learn. Yeah. And otherwise, you you you're ossified in your own worldview. And then that reveals itself in your articles in anything. You're right. You finish your shaping. What you investigate to fit? How you? The world is or should be. And that's not a good journalist. A good journalist is a is a wide open conduit for the reader to explore with you all the mysteries of the world. So for instance, when we were in the test kitchen just now we law we we were just talking about Barry white before we went on air and Barry white sounding so much more bury than I am. I feeling very. Like, I need to talk like this. Knows Barry white. Question. Love unlimited. The Cato the highest compliment I ever got. It was my Twitter stream and someone wrote. I'm the straightest guy there ever was. But if Neil Tyson showed up at my doorstep with a Barry white CD in a bottle of champagne, I'm letting them in. That's the highest compliment. I ever got. Oh, but oh, so so we're in the test kitchen and anti-bear Ghani was a testing Asia YouTube guy, we have a couple of YouTube guys with Brad the guy who makes it Khumbu be Brad. So we talked about Brad. But Andy was doing the pork in milk in the first question, you ask it was like, well, why milk? What does that? What does that bring said it does it tend to rise it? What is do you after their? Yeah. And it's interesting because that's a Tuscan dish. And. When you nobody doesn't love Tuscany now. Right. Sunsets everything. And this is why they make movies and books about it. It's it's the most cliche place to go..
Apple doesn’t think you deserve a $9 headphone dongle with your $1000 iPhone
"This quote is all about the new iphone rollout which began to happen this week. There was an apple event in which they introduced the next generation of iphone and you know how with the last of iphone they took out the headphone Jack, right, right. They wanted to push folks bluetooth headphones. So if you wanted to use school headphones, you had to get a little dog'll to make the headphones work. Now, apple has said with these new iphones, some of which cost up to more than fourteen hundred dollars, they're not going to include Odongo for you. They're gonna make you pay extra for the Dunkel nine dollars extra for the dangle. After you have paid fourteen hundred dollars for a phone, that's nine dollars too far. I'm I'm already upset at apple because like I still have my older generations, small iphone. I just I just want apple to make phones that are made for the smaller handed among us and the smaller pocketed. Yes. Most women when they do have pockets, they're smaller. You might as well just buy a MAC book. Just walk around with them. We have an ipad in front of me why I don't understand what did you guys get this new iphone situation? Because you know what? I'm still very anti. No traditional headphone out. Exactly. Like I like that I'm team
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Elon Musk: 'Let the man be an individual'
"Thirty. Neil degrassi. Tyson is defending Elon Musk the celebrity scientists spoke on CNBC yesterday and gave his thoughts on the Tesla's. CEO musk has come under fire recently for a controversial tweet about taking tesla. Private and for smoking pot. During a podcast Tyson said musk needs to comply with the securities and Exchange Commission since tesla is a publicly traded company, but beyond that he said let the man be an individual Tyson who's a Harvard. Graduate said he went to a highly selective college where people were really smart and really weird and the weirdness became an element of their behavior that he just came to
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Today, Bob Woodward's explosive book on the Trump White House is officially out in stores. It's a depiction of the White House in chaos aides removing documents from Trump's desk that parts well known. But some of the deeper themes or the role of the military and its access to the nuclear codes. These people with so much responsibility working to thwart Trump. What Woodward details again. And again, and again, his military leaders, secretary Mattis and others just being alarmed by this president, some of them acting as Mika said, like guardrails of democracy, trying to save the world, maybe Jim Madison balls that category. I can tell you here at the White House and under the leadership of general, Kelly, we're a team. We're ensuring that the president gets the information that he needs to make incredibly important decisions. My next guest has a unique perspective on this relationship between the military and the White House astrophysicist and director of the Hagan planetarium in New York, Neil degrasse Tyson. You could also recognize him from cameos on shows like the big bang theory or maybe you've seen his SNL impression by Canaan, Thomson or Tyson, along with another science guy, Bill Nye posing with a presidential selfie right there. He's the author of fourteen books including the new book excessively to war, which argues that throughout our history, military advances often go hand in hand with wider scientific progress. For example, at the height of the revolutionary war was George Washington saying was absolutely necessary to get the latest tech from Europe, a telescope and and one of the most famous painting showing Washington crossing the Delaware. He is holding that telescope right there in his hand, I am honored to be joined by Neil degrasse Tyson. Thanks for being here. Thank you. Thanks for having me. We're going to get to this book, but I'm curious, given your studies of the military, what you think about the leaks, the generals are trying to stop the president's worst instincts. What I can tell you is if you walk the halls of the Pentagon, there are quotes everywhere drawn from documents of our freedom and. Even though the president is the commander in chief of the armed forces, they will repeat throughout the Pentagon. These quotes where they take an oath in the armed services of the United States. That oath is not to the president's the oath is to protect the constitution, and it's a fascinating fact that the president is the commander in chief and they give the orders. But at the end of the day, if an order does not match what you judge to be fulfilling the constitution of the United States that the edicts of the constitution, the United States, you're expected to disobey that order the the idea that you are protecting the constitution and the constitution defines the United States, not any one president or another. Now your book here excess strata war probe, some interesting territory because we hear a lot about business as an innovator and a job creator and a disruptor. But you say it is government and explicitly government to the military. Has advanced technology. That's good for all of us. Well, that's that's well known. So for example, what businesses can do, they can invest in some innovative technology, but there's the expectation that that's going to be. There's going to be return on that investment during the quarter or in the annual report, right? Most five years, hence governments, however, have much longer baselines of investment and expectations on the return on that investment. Let me read a book about the US example. President Eisenhower announcing the approval of plans for launching these small unmanned earth circling satellites. And it says Eisenhower, recognize no modern country could be militarily preeminent without also being scientifically eminent. Does that have a policy implication for us right now completely because there was the day. I mean, he saw the transition between we're mighty military because we have this many troops on the border, and we are mighty military because we have the signs technique. Technology to render most of that even unnecessary because you have intelligence that tells you where you need to put troops and why you need to put them where they are and how to tame the new high ground. The new high ground in the late fifties and early sixties was space space is something that is, you know, the current administration has talked about, but it seems like we might be experiencing a bit of a decline in scientific literacy in the White House. I wanna play for you for your reaction a couple of presidents over the years. Take a look..
OJ, Orange County Register and California discussed on The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips
"And with six games left in the MLS season and the team fighting for a playoff berth LA galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid announced today, he's stepping down effective immediately and assistant coach Dominic Kinnear was named interim head
Tesla Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigns after just a month
"Jason. I've got breaking news. That's tesla related. So maybe Tesla's chief accounting officer doesn't like the idea of Ilan smoking weed because he just resigned Dave Morton just resigned after one month at the company if your teeth accounting officer goes after one month, don't you feel like that's somebody who walked in and went what did I get myself into? And then bails write a certain kind of show if you will don't forget to this week. The biggest short seller against tesla is suing Yvonne musk over his take the thing private stock manipulation too. So there is that. And then you have kind of a brain drain apples been hiring a lot of the of the car technology and engineer people not just the software people, but the hardware people too. So he's under a lot of stress with the company. He did admit in that podcast that this is what? Keeps him up at night. He said SpaceX is no walk into park. But a car companies really really hard. Okay. Now help me on the trying to go back and walk through the timeframe in my mind. It was this guy. Dave Morton was the announcement that Elon Musk taking the company private that was within this month. So that happened under this guy's watch. Right. Yeah. I happen to I. Yeah. About a month ago? Yeah. The first week of August is when the tweet came out two weeks later, the SEC said, hey, we're interested in what you have there. And then the blog post came out that walked it all back. Okay. So I'm wondering did. Do you think this guy brought that idea in or was this idea unveiled right after he came through the door? Wow. This this kind of its opening a whole new Pandora's box. It it is it goes towards the brain drain friend seems to be happening there, and yeah, you're right. It does not look good. So another optics hit for tesla slash Musk's today. If if the if that financial officers splits after only one month, it's not because he didn't like his corner office. No, no, no. You didn't like what he was walking into. And I don't know they usually pretty well on both sides at that level. When you're the sea level, you're vetting on both sides to make sure it's a fit because you don't want this kind of Pat headache with your shareholders. Because now there's going to be looked like there's two -bility in all the corner offices now and you coming off of a bad optics of, you know, pulling on a blunt
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Once again, we into the toward the spirits, the is and mind of Neil degrasse Tyson as he takes laser pen and points it at the speeding planet of NASCAR. Yeah, you heard me Nasr call. And did you ever wonder what your very own personal guide to the universe thinks about how planet NASCAR increased its weight, but not its mass? We'll stick around because when you play with fire, you get burned. When you play with science, you get learn so ring. The bell school is back in on all supply teacher for this class is now the the Neil degrasse Tyson? That's right. The man himself meal. Well, what was happened to be on? Do you really mean that? Do you really mean that I'm happy to? I'm a servant of the curiosity that you bring to your audience. I'm a servant of that that that's a nice. That's a nice way of saying that was a very nice way of saying, I am not here for you. I am here for your audience. Exactly. Your people. What about you people simple as that right? Chung. Let's read the tweet. Yes, this show is all about the tweets that you have put out on Twitter about NASCAR. That was a few years ago. You dig here. They don't go away, but we did some digging. And the cool thing is that what I love is you know, whenever you tweet, it becomes at thing for you know, there's like it's, it's just awesome to see the conversation under the tweet where people are arguing back and forth about whatever it is that you said. And then there is a display, their energy geek comes out and they fight about it. Yeah. And then there's always one person who's just like, yeah, well, I got my degree in astrophysics from derived university and Neil is wrong. Right? That's. So, hey, let's meet our first tweet. What am I can't give this in context? I may. Yeah, interesting. Do we do? We want that to happen because he's on the guest. They'll just the context. Okay. So if you dump these tweets out, they would have been from two thousand fourteen writing during the run the weekly airings of kuzma's on Sunday night in primetime on Fox News..
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science
"Once again, we into the toward the spirits, the is and mind of Neil degrasse Tyson as he takes his laser pen and points at the speeding planet of NASCAR. Yeah, you heard me Nance call. And did you ever wonder what your very own personal guide to the universe thinks about how planet NASCAR increased its weight, but not its mass? We'll stick around because when you play with fire, you get burned. When you play with science, you get learn so ring. The bell school is back in on all supply teacher for this class is now the the Neil degrasse Tyson? That's right. The man himself Neil. Well, co-manager what was happened to be on. Do you really mean that? Do you really mean that I'm happy to? I'm a servant of the curiosity that you bring to your audience. I'm a servant of that that that's a nice. That's a nice way of saying that was a very nice way of saying, I am not here for you. I am here for your audience. Exactly. By your your people out. What about you people simple as that right? Chum. Let's read the tweet. Yes. This show is all about the tweets that you have put out on Twitter about NASCAR. That was a few years ago w digging here. They don't go away, but just digging. And the cool thing is that what I love is you know, whenever you tweet, it becomes a thing for, you know, there's like it's, it's just awesome to see the conversation under the tweet where people are arguing back and forth about whatever it is that you said. And then there is a display, their energy energy comes out and they fight about it. Yeah. Yeah. And then there's always one person who's just like, yeah. Well, I got nine degree in astrophysics from derived university and Neil is wrong. Right? That's. So, hey, let's read our first tweet. What am I can't give this in context? Yeah, interesting. Do we do? We want that to happen because he's on the guest. They'll just the context. Okay. So if you've done these tweets out, they would have been from two thousand fourteen during the run the weekly airings of kuzma's on Sunday night in primetime on FOX. Exactly. All right. Then we learned that owed the thirteen week run. What are those nights was going to get bumped. For nascar. And I said, what you gonna put NASCAR in for cosmos? Tease me call Sagan is in. Did you use those. So so I said, all right, I am going to fight fire with fire. Okay. And I said for all those who wanted to see cosmos, but now we're watching NASCAR. I'm going to tweet the physics of NASCAR and this way I'm respecting right. It's Memorial Day weekend. You gotta do the NASCAR thing, right? Sunday night family. Everybody's home. That's cars following. Yes, but I'm going to be pumping the stuff with some physics, and that's what I did. I don't know why they just didn't have you on cosmos, but put a bunch of light branding stickers over you in just let you do cosmos Pennzoil. You know. Overall with a whole lot of branding that that would be the collision of NASCAR in astrophysics in cool. All right. So if we can bring up our first tweet, we'll see what it says and fabulous rubber tires on asphalt grant a maximum speed of about one hundred and sixty five miles per hour. In the twenty four degree banked turns at Charlotte Motor Speedway, so that's kind of cool. Okay. The for me, the interesting part in there is the twenty four degree banking. Now, is there a difference or is that standard for NASCAR train? Well, I can't speak as an expert of NASCAR, but what I tell you is in order to do that calculation, you have to know the Zach, the angle of the Bank, and it turns out within some tracks. The banks are not the same Bank angle is not the same on different turns, and it's not the same from track to track. So that's all I can say. I don't know what rules or What? what. What, what, what, what regulations are there? But all I can say is at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Anglo, the track is twenty four degrees has so as a as a REIs drive. Yeah, how am I going to use that banking to my advantage over my opponent at say, one hundred and six. Yes..
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"This is on point i'm jane clayson we're talking this hour with neil degrasse tyson about space nasa and missions to mars his new book is astro physics for people in a hurry you can join the conversation are we entering a new space age is that a good thing are you ready to see humans on mars would you go follow us on twitter and find us on facebook at on point radio here is neil degrasse tyson's sister lynn explaining her brother's appeal on cbs sunday morning what he's able to do is to demystify science and that is the ultimate equalizer i think any person when they realize that they can learn something they don't see even what that mode of communication is they just know that they've been inspired and that they've learned something and so i think that cuts through what the presenter looks like it cut through race it cuts through age cut through gender does here's a say edge hill student who participated in new york city's march for science just last month telling n y one why he marched client is really important in all lives of america because it helps us learn more about the world and also helps us care authors a little neil degrasse tyson there what a kid you know you hear kids a lot in our society neil falling behind in math and science as compared to the rest of the world i'm curious what your answer to that very difficult problem is i think the first i was not as mature as that kid was pretty young so yeah the the the part of the consequence of when you lag behind the world i mean there are many layers you can cut it this but the first one is if you lag behind the world okay so what you lag behind the world except that then the world leads the future they innovate and they invent innovations in science and technology will be the engines of the twenty first century growth economies there's no question about this if you lag the world they innovate and then we have to trail behind that that's not a posture that i grew up in as an american and it's i bet it's not the posture the congress wants to take as we go deeper into the century so that sooner people realize this the more we can try to take corrective action in the school system in house sciences treated or with attitude people have towards science as though they can just cherry pick it for what they want without real leising that emergent objective scientific are true whether or not you believe in them and if you're going to have legislation it really should be based on objective truth not what you might call personal truths that come from your religion or your politics or your own personal philosophies so yeah the nice states has has has some mending to do in this regard about this attitude toward science thinking about one of the videos that you put out recently went viral you talked about how the inability to agree on scientific truth can dismantle our democracy science deniers you say now create a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy do you believe there is an anti science sentiment in the in the united states right now well among some yes and but i don't think it's antiscience general those same people who might be in denial of certain scientific truths still use a smartphone you know and you know to find grandma's house on a gps grid they're there many of them are alive and didn't die in childbirth because of advances in medicine so i think fundamentally people cannot rationally say they're antiscience what i think they object to is.
"neil degrasse tyson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"When it comes when it comes to god you're you're a believer it's kind of a fake thing i think you just have to either uh trust your believe from your own experiences our instincts or uh but but you're not going to get it from science i i don't think i i just think you know when you look at the species on this planet we have eyes to see we have a knows the smell we have years to here we are mouth to talk and to eat i mean somebody was a genius when they came up with all of us and i i just can't see how even if the universe itself is alive to the point where it's intelligent and maybe it has created all this as a god there's just no way this could happen by by a fluke i i agree with you i i i agree but i tell you other signed is neil degrasse tyson's sting he is on the show lots and he lectures for atheist uh uh they should he he's a he's a wellknown uh uh atheists' saw some of these uh some of these people are very strident about uh thinking that a belief in a guy is like an old superstition that's holding science back and how can you be so silly to believe that kind of thing but uh you know i to you and and and to me as well it seems actually obvious scientists bob why they call the expulson the god particle right well well they can answer that yeah yeah because because it's supposedly controls the massive other particles so since the controls other things they've given the federal level uh uh mitchell the late apollo astronaut to apollo fourteen a sixman littered with the walk on the moon great guy great guy and he was a staunch believer in extraterrestrial life and you know consciousness creating thoughts and everything else he was where he was one of a kind did you ever have a chance.