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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter about the recent shootings.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bfm, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. bfm

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    I did not expect that from him.
     
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    He's a scientist, he deals in facts. You'll note that he in no way says he's pro or anti 2a.
     
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    The anti's will roast him for it, he'll retract, say he supports common sense gun control, and end up doing a fundraiser for Mom's Demand.
     
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    We can’t have actual science and hard data getting in the way of the communist agenda!







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    Pretty surprising, given his general leanings, and his aversion to actual data on issues where "the science is settled!"
     
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    While it usually causes people to go ballistic when I point this out, he has just perfectly laid out why this is another example of the Fallacy of Misleading Vividness.
     
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    Didn't see that coming! Facts are facts! Antis are already after him!
     
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    He's made several anti-2A posts in the past. The interesting thing about this one is that it's statistics-based; he's getting absolutely slammed in the comments (unsurprisingly). Someone called him "problematic." I love when data is "problematic."
     
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    Data is problematic when it contradicts important fixed ideas. It's some kind of Bolshevik code which makes it OK to ignore the data.

    I think Tyson is wrong about the flu but that's a minor quibble. I'm more than surprised he posted this.
     
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    I have a couple twitter accounts and have been having fun with the occasional reply to those roasting him. I don't normally troll, but sometimes it is just too easy to pass up.
     
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    Too bad that he didn't bring up Chicago. But then again, no one does. Jack.
     
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    Still pissed at him about the whole Pluto is not a planet b.s.
     
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    Still it has been fun trolling all the people screaming at him. Got me an hour or so of amusement.
     
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    I was kind of hoping he'd grown a spine after being almost #metoo'ed out of a job, but apparently not.
     
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    Yes, he basically misjudged the the extremity to which their "emotions respond more to spectacle than to data" is what happened - you can't convince a person who has gone deep into emotion that they're just being emotional. His apology is an apology about his tweet being "true but unhelpful" for many, and that as an educator he miscalculated whether it would teach them.

    Lets see if "they" let him go with that or drag him all the way.
     
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    Yep. Hard to have integrity when your next meal ticket is on the line. I’ve never liked the guy. He’s the black BNTSG.
     
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    Well, that is an apology I could accept.
     
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    He basically said "sorry if you're too emotional to handle the truth". Hahaha
     
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    And no surprise to a comment by a "journalist(?)".
    "Making a didactic if factually accurate point does not always equate to intelligent or productive discourse," journalist Andrew Baggarly responded.
    Apparently facts don't matter to journalists if they're inconvenient.
     
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    I retweeted his post and expect to similarly get angry responses. Good.
     
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    I like the guy, enjoyed the book of his about the history of US space exploration...
     
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    Still fun tweaking people in the replies. Ah well. time for lunch.
     
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    I guess he forgot most of his fanbase are cringy pop science faux nerds who fly off the rails on the left wing spectrum. Any deviation even if it is not strictly pro 2A is not allowed Neil.
     
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