Oh Mr. Tyson. .. they actually fixed last night, except it was spinning too fast. Apparently it cost them a million dollars. Then Dr.Tyson said, "why not have the original  neil deGrasse tyson ownage
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#67 - JHDog (03/07/2013) [-]
they actually fixed last night, except it was spinning too fast. Apparently it cost them a million dollars. Then Dr.Tyson said, "why not have the original intro in reverse?"   
   
   
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they actually fixed last night, except it was spinning too fast. Apparently it cost them a million dollars. Then Dr.Tyson said, "why not have the original intro in reverse?"


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User avatar #34 - backupclover ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
Oh Dr. Tyson*
User avatar #35 - davidokuro (03/07/2013) [-]
He said they'd fix it and they still haven't fixed it.
User avatar #46 to #35 - arkadia (03/07/2013) [-]
they did on yesterdays show
User avatar #49 to #46 - thegamerslife (03/07/2013) [-]
It cost them a MILLION dollars to redo it too!!!

I love Jon's face when Tyson says "you could play it backwards"
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User avatar #64 to #56 - thegamerslife (03/07/2013) [-]
In jons world we would all get flung into space, where we would have 8 seconds before imploding from oxygen trying to escape the body.

And i learn all that from pro. Tyson. :D
User avatar #1 - sonsofsol (03/06/2013) [-]
Dr Tyson actually.
#22 to #1 - lesmiserables (03/07/2013) [-]
Prof. Tyson actually.
User avatar #24 to #22 - rel (03/07/2013) [-]
Doctor Professor Mister Tyson to you, though.
User avatar #25 - rel (03/07/2013) [-]
For those who want the actual video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy3PgFhIpyM
It's at the end, but the whole thing is pretty funny.
User avatar #80 - redscorpion (03/07/2013) [-]
He was part of the committee that demoted pluto from planetary status, there for I don't like him
#131 to #80 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Oh FFS, I said I don't like him one post down and got down-thumbed for it.

Seriously though, I didn't know that he was part of the decision-making process that killed our precious Pluto. I'm a little sad now... =(
User avatar #99 to #80 - goodguygary ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
i never quite understood why everybody got butthurt about pluto being demoted to dwarf planet status. it's not like it destroys pluto or anything.
User avatar #116 to #99 - thisotherdude (03/07/2013) [-]
Because we grew up with Pluto being a planet, to us Pluto was always the runt of the solar system, like us it was small and weak compared to the other but it stood tall with pride as a planet. And then some ******* scientists came around and said "no **** you, Pluto isn't a planet anymore you ***** ! Deal with it!"

Within our hearts Pluto was more than a planet, it was an idea, and ideas are bulletproof.
User avatar #118 to #116 - goodguygary ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
10/10 gave me a feel-on
User avatar #115 to #99 - silverzepher ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
but he was my second favorite roman god!!!
User avatar #69 - wherethawhitewomen (03/07/2013) [-]
Repost.
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User avatar #13 to #12 - popadoo (03/07/2013) [-]
Pluto not being a planet made it not a planet.
User avatar #28 to #13 - sinonyx ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
no, **** you. Pluto is a damn planet!
User avatar #50 to #28 - zorororonoa (03/07/2013) [-]
if pluto is a planet then there should be hundreds of planets in our solar system
#83 to #50 - harleycurnow (03/07/2013) [-]
Hundreds? No. 20 at most.
User avatar #85 to #83 - zorororonoa (03/07/2013) [-]
really? i thought there were hundreds of pluto-sized objects in the solar system
#90 to #85 - harleycurnow (03/07/2013) [-]
It's the second largest dwarf planet in the solar system so there'd be 10 planets in the solar system if pluto was a planet. If dwarf planets were also classed as planets ther'd be 14 planets.
#86 to #85 - harleycurnow (03/07/2013) [-]
I thought there were just a few... One of us is right...
User avatar #87 to #86 - zorororonoa (03/07/2013) [-]
well i am very limited in my knowledge of astronomy so you probably are
User avatar #36 to #28 - davidokuro (03/07/2013) [-]
And you are a **** . See, classifications matter <sarcasm>so much</sarcasm>.
#16 to #13 - restfullwicked (03/07/2013) [-]
actually, he did contributed to the data that caused it to be reclassified.
User avatar #18 to #16 - multimedia (03/07/2013) [-]
But it wasn't a planet. Not his fault it didn't meet the definition.
#19 to #18 - restfullwicked (03/07/2013) [-]
no but it was his work that showed that it wasnt a planet. also i seem to remember that he was also one of the driving forces behind the definition of what is and is not a planet, but i could be wrong about that. Its not his fault because its science, but if not for his work then the solar system would have the correct number of planets in it.
#33 to #19 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
blog(.)chron(.)com/sciguy/2010/02/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-pluto-climate-controver sy-and-nasa/
#126 to #13 - gargman (03/07/2013) [-]
Actually Pluto not being a planet cannot be determined, since the definition of a planet is not arbitrarily defined. While personally I can see why Pluto would not be given the status of a planet, its execution was unjust because only 4% of the IAU was left to make the decision.
#92 to #13 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
Actually he didn't.

I see him on a weekly basis and he told me all about this,
(Sorry for not providing proof, but I am more of a Reddit member)

When the ninth planet was left out, it was merely to make a point that suggested the planet's orbit at it's inclination to the sun, it would be in the way of people walking near the model of the solar system. This made a big deal and deemed the Hayden Planetarium a joke in the newspapers, and with all the attention, some people took notice, guess what, it turns out he was right on accident.



N.D. Tyson, always right, even on accident.
#30 to #12 - potatogrif (03/07/2013) [-]
That is the best sentence that I have ever read.
That is the best sentence that I have ever read.
User avatar #53 to #30 - thegamerslife (03/07/2013) [-]
justxjames should have just taken his red thumbs like a man!
#73 to #53 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Why, and got his account banned, 'like a man'?

This system of banning users for a few unliked comments is absurd; we're right to delete comments before they get too many negative thumbs, or we will lose our accounts.
#140 to #73 - potatogrif (03/08/2013) [-]
I was being sarcastic, but I think that I over exaggerated it.
I was being sarcastic, but I think that I over exaggerated it.
#141 to #140 - potatogrif (03/08/2013) [-]
Wait, that didn't make any sense. I'm a ******* idiot. I meant to say that I found the sentence funny cause it made barely any sense but I over exaggerated how funny I found it. I hate me...
User avatar #74 to #73 - thegamerslife (03/07/2013) [-]
Then say something that is actually funny or useful. I've had several 30+ negative comments, even one that got -83, don't see me deleting comments.
#96 to #74 - fractalius (03/07/2013) [-]
Ok guys thumb him down. Let's test his theory
User avatar #7 to #6 - generaljosh (03/07/2013) [-]
Nope, just a man with a plan.
Also, reading rainbow
User avatar #11 to #7 - lyiat ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
... Tyson didn't do Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton, the guy who played Geordie La Forge in Star Trek:TNG did. Tyson is a NASA scientist, and one of the brightest minds in the world. Burton is an actor. A smart actor, but an actor.
User avatar #15 to #11 - richardastley (03/07/2013) [-]
I also wanted to point out that Tyson is one of the brightest minds because he is also a philosopher about his work and his entire field. A lot of scientists stopped doing that (as extensively) after Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein.
#9 to #7 - denvarte (03/07/2013) [-]
Um,
no,
He works for NASA and does NOVA on PBS
Reading Rainbow is done by an actor
#10 to #9 - juffs (03/07/2013) [-]
Lamar Burton.

Quality badass.
#114 to #6 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
He the black version of Carl Sagan.
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#29 - samoaspider (03/07/2013) [-]
I'm terribly sorry but can i bother an individual to explain me why the situation turned that way? What kind of program did the show host create?
I'm terribly sorry but can i bother an individual to explain me why the situation turned that way? What kind of program did the show host create?
#65 to #29 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
The intro to the show has a globe spinning in with the name of the show on it. Dr. Tyson was informing him that it was spinning in the wrong direction. :)
User avatar #61 to #29 - VaultTechy (03/07/2013) [-]
No one's really thrown you a bone yet, basically that's Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, and at the start of his show they have a bunch of patriotic clips, including one of a globe spinning; evidently the wrong way.
User avatar #138 to #61 - samoaspider (03/08/2013) [-]
thanks!
User avatar #31 to #29 - thegoodgatsby (03/07/2013) [-]
That's the daily show, it's a comedic political news show that mocks other news shows.
#70 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
I can't stand this guy. He parades around pretending that he's smarter than everyone else by pointing out obvious things that nobody else gives two ***** to mention. Somehow he's popular for it; in a group of friends though, you'd just consider him to be the asshole for trying constantly to be right about things that don't bother anyone else and don't hurt a thing.
#130 to #70 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Just a formal apology to the community for not agreeing with everything that you do. I see someone took the high road and negatively thumbed all of my comments, even the ones that had nothing to do with the discussion at hand. Your maturity is a shining example for us all.

Anything I state at this point is most likely to be viewed negatively. I mean, if I don't like what you like, that must mean that it's not possible for me to make a valid point, right?

Regardless, one shouldn't feel the need to shape opinions based on what 'the masses' or the community enjoy, nor should one feel the need to go against an idea or opinion simply because it is enjoyed by many. As with everyone here, there's some things I like that most of us will agree on, and other things that would get me thumbed down to an instant ban. The core difference is a general freedom of expression; are you afraid to express what you truly think and feel because the community will go against it, or do you shape your opinions to match what the community agrees with to feel accepted?

If you do either of those things, then you are betraying the pursuit of knowledge by squandering what you believe to be the truth instead of examining the ideals that form your truths. Knowledge as a whole, science included, is formed by those who critically assess what they are presented with, not those who change their ideals without thought under the misguided assumption that the masses have any idea what they're doing. A genuine pursuit of knowledge and personal growth will undoubtedly lead us all along paths that will earn the dislike of our peers, simply because knowledge cannot be obtained unless new ideas are embraced and explored to their fullest.

To deny that is to ignore the very message that Neil is trying to present; I may not like the man, but his messages are valuable. Give an honest effort to not just agree with them, but to live by them; you might notice things in a different light than before.
User avatar #112 to #111 - slumberdonkey (03/07/2013) [-]
just. watch it.
#119 to #112 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Sure thing, just finished it.

The fact itself is interesting and astounding, for sure. However, regurgitating information that was already known and attaching a motivational speech doesn't make him any greater a person. Those concepts, those ideas, those facts, were not created and forged by this individual; they were always present.

In fact, after the first few lines, he got completely off-track and went from stating a fact to making assumptions about how all life on Earth was formed. His motivational portion touched on concepts that are very common in pagan and other religions, specifically in that we are all connected to cosmic entities, that we are essentially born from stars, and that at its core humans are a part of the greater universe as a whole. Yet, we've never been able to study a star in detail, and we've never actually determined what they're made up of; it's all theory. A theory which is borderline religious in the way he chooses to discuss one hypothetical interpretation, coming from someone who has in the past ridiculed religion.

To keep it short, speaking facts does not make an individual a better person, nor do motivational speeches. My dislike is based purely on the personality of an individual, not on the facts they can spew or the speeches they give behind dramatic imagery and emotion-provoking music. I'm not discounting facts or ideas, just saying that I don't like the individual based on what I've seen of him actually being himself.

Which really shouldn't be a big deal, but it seems to deserve the ire of many.
User avatar #121 to #119 - slumberdonkey (03/07/2013) [-]
I'm not sure about you but i have never met another person (that wasn't a science teacher) that new that. The fact that, because of that video, over 4 million people now know that and are hopefully thinking about the beauty of the universe is enough for me. That makes me like him. Not because he is exceptionally smart, but because he is charismatic and people will actually listen to him. Get your head out of your own ass.
#124 to #121 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Wait, so the opinion means my head is in my ass?
Because I don't like something that you like?

If understanding the beauty of the universe means that people with an opinion different than yours are unenlightened twits (to use my own words), that's a twisted beauty indeed. I thumbed up your comments for providing something that you felt passionate in, and watched the video in full simply because the idea that I don't like something does not mean that it doesn't have significant value to someone else. That's a part of understanding the beauty of the universe that you're touting - we can have different ideals of equal merit, and not sharing those ideals does not make either one of us any better than the other.

I can totally accept that you like him, and your reasons for it are clear; I respect those reasons and that opinion. I'm terribly sorry that watching that video didn't instantly change my mind. I don't figure that presenting my reasons would change yours, either. But I won't have the audacity to insult you because we came to a different conclusion on a matter of opinion.
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#72 to #70 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
Because in doing so he's like 98% of the people on the internet. That's why he is popular.
#75 to #70 - steavo (03/07/2013) [-]
He is smarter than anyone else.
#76 to #75 - steavo (03/07/2013) [-]
He has every right to act like so.
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#82 to #81 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Right... You run around and start pointing out every minor imperfection of everyone you run across. When they're being a 'judgmental dick' in response, politely tell them how fun science can be.
User avatar #88 to #82 - darklit (03/07/2013) [-]
He mean like how he making a scripted joke on a satirical program?
#91 to #88 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, I forgot to shut my brain down and pretend this is the only thing he's ever said or done. Do you honestly believe that my comment is the result of one instance on one show? That's not much to go on to have a general dislike for someone's public attitude.
User avatar #97 to #91 - darklit (03/07/2013) [-]
I was just going off your second comment but if you mean in general i still can't see why you dislike someone just because he corrects others, maybe i just haven't seen it but he doesn't seem to be a "judgement dick".
#104 to #97 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
I... um... wow.

I think you missed where the whole 'judgmental dick' thing was directed, but that's okay. =)
User avatar #109 to #104 - darklit (03/07/2013) [-]
Again i should probably read comments that your responding to and not just your comment...
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#89 to #84 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
I won't argue with the latter bit, but he's constantly posted being an ass for things that don't matter with a holier-than-though tone. Also, he has made condescending comments to degrade the intellect of others. It's posted on FJ quite frequently.

That aside though, science is of course an important thing, but not everyone can make a living studying astronomy. We need a much more broad focus if we want society to advance; understanding space is somewhat important, but we need many people dedicated to more down-to-earth studies to advance society at all...

And of course, there's gotta be somebody to flip the burgers. Nobody's ever going to spread the importance of that.
#102 to #100 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
I like that picture, and am stealing it. =D

Thanks!
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#101 to #93 - meowthre (03/07/2013) [-]
Oh goodness, now I'm expected to search the internet for posts-of-the-past to 'prove' an opinion which you've already chosen to disagree with?

"Everything we do is science."
I think you're confusing my dislike of one individual's public interactions for a general misunderstanding of the importance of various fields of science in our daily lives. Just as it would be ignorant to dislike someone because they advocate science in general, it's equally ignorant to assume that disliking such a person means that I don't advocate or agree with a broad message, and in turn it's also ignorant to pretend to like someone's personality because we both agree on one specific ideal.

It should probably be left at, while I definitely agree the message intended is a positive one, I do not like the way it's presented and feel that our personalities would clash severely were we to meet (which is likely to be, never). Arguing against an individual opinion which has no impact on anything that you or I do is ultimately a waste of both of our time.

I am, however, happy that you've found an idol to tirelessly defend against the opinions of others. While I won't share my opinion about the kind of person that makes you (since opinions versus facts is a difficult concept, apparently), I guess some people just need something to hold on to.
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User avatar #68 - smokedmeatlog (03/07/2013) [-]
He also told Conan that his moon was completely wrong.
#57 - stallwallwriter (03/07/2013) [-]
Ever since the episode in the post I've been waiting for them to fix the globe. I know they had Dr. Tyson on last night, but I haven't seen the episode yet. I hope they got it right this time.
Ever since the episode in the post I've been waiting for them to fix the globe. I know they had Dr. Tyson on last night, but I haven't seen the episode yet. I hope they got it right this time.
User avatar #63 to #57 - psykojet (03/07/2013) [-]
SPOILER!

They fixed it for just that episode.
User avatar #5 - justsomechickyo (03/07/2013) [-]
Lol I saw this last night.....thumb for you!
User avatar #3 - jacklane (03/07/2013) [-]
He would make a good president if we wasn't black
#55 to #3 - thenewneone (03/07/2013) [-]
I found it funny.
User avatar #42 to #3 - awsomesauceboi (03/07/2013) [-]
atleast you took the red thumbs like a man
#136 to #42 - jacklane (03/08/2013) [-]
&lt;---It felt like this
<---It felt like this
User avatar #4 to #3 - gravitystereo (03/07/2013) [-]
that is a 50% okay comment
User avatar #8 to #4 - lilRican ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
Yea the president part was kind of offensive
#20 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
I don't get why everyone thinks he is cool; wrestlers aren't even really fighting.
#41 to #20 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
wut
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#108 to #20 - tocoolforyouinajar (03/07/2013) [-]
Superhero's don't really have power's but Tobey Maguire's still pretty awesome.
Superhero's don't really have power's but Tobey Maguire's still pretty awesome.
User avatar #39 to #20 - logicstrike ONLINE (03/07/2013) [-]
wait... is that try and say something so stupid people know you can't be serious game?
User avatar #51 to #20 - stallwallwriter (03/07/2013) [-]
I can't believe you got so red-thumbed for this. For one thing it's a funny joke about Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and for another, wrestling really is mostly fake.
#48 to #20 - drainbramage (03/07/2013) [-]
That made me laugh uncontrollably.
That made me laugh uncontrollably.
#32 to #20 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
Everyone who thumbs this down is an idiot and can't take a good joke.
User avatar #37 to #32 - divinecreator (03/07/2013) [-]
I cant take a good joke because you've never gave me one
#54 to #37 - stallwallwriter (03/07/2013) [-]
Dude, the joke was about thinking the Mr. Tyson in the title wasn't Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the scientist, but Mike Tyson, the boxer. He then went on to call wrestling fake. It's like one of those pictures of Captain Picard that say &quot;use the force, Harry&quot;, it takes a bunch of references and mixes them up.    
Did you not get it or just not think it was funny?
Dude, the joke was about thinking the Mr. Tyson in the title wasn't Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the scientist, but Mike Tyson, the boxer. He then went on to call wrestling fake. It's like one of those pictures of Captain Picard that say "use the force, Harry", it takes a bunch of references and mixes them up.
Did you not get it or just not think it was funny?
User avatar #58 to #54 - divinecreator (03/07/2013) [-]
I understood it, it just wasnt that funny. But I really just wanted to post the comment that i posted because i thought the wording was clever. but thats just my opinion
#60 to #26 - CXJokerXD (03/07/2013) [-]
He is clearly going super saiyan!
#79 to #60 - ninjawithstars (03/07/2013) [-]
kaioken*
#129 to #79 - CXJokerXD (03/07/2013) [-]
He is clearly a time lord during a regeneration cycle!
#135 to #129 - ninjawithstars (03/08/2013) [-]
you lost me
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#123 - anon (03/07/2013) [-]
I love these two guys, full homo
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