Is There Nothing This Man Can’t Make Awesome? June 12, 2010

Is There Nothing This Man Can’t Make Awesome?

It’s easy to just dismiss the “World’s Going to End in 2012” nuts…

But when Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why that theory makes no sense, it’s makes you want to seek out those people and explain to them exactly why they’re crazy:

He gets bonus points for the hat.

(via Atheist Media Blog)

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  • Charles

    This man is a badass! It looks like he was out partying on a Friday night and worked up a crowd.

  • Judith Bandsma

    Absolutely marvelous. Thank you.

  • Carol B

    I’ve already proposed to Richard Wade, but I think I need to propose to Neil deGrasse Tyson too. I love that man.

  • Kandy

    Oh,yeah, hot and smart – he has been on my worship list for a while…and as an educator, I love the fact that he gets the need for students to be able to THINK – it blows me away how often the classroom does not offer this skill, and I work hard hone critical thinking skills. Sadly, often evangelical parents and upbringing often cripples these kids…

  • That was wonderful.

  • He can make any topic interesting. We need human cloning to produce an army of teachers like him.

  • Alan E.

    If he ever comes to your town, buy a ticket immediately to go see him. He is one of the most dynamic speakers around, and you will be at the edge of your seat every second. I got to see him a few months ago, and I got to ask him a question. However, some women decided to interrupt near the end and called him a sexist pig or something. That was weird.

  • Hitch

    Poor Pluto, but DeGrasse Tyson is great.

  • Floyd

    “We’ll get to Pluto in a minute!”
    “Pluto wants to talk to you!”

    I love it! Love Dr. Tyson!

  • Dan W

    Neil Degrasse Tyson is awesome. 🙂

  • Yes, he is awesome and cute also.

  • He makes science not only fun but funny.

  • revyloution

    Men don’t wear enough good hats, Hoverfrog excluded of course.

    Did he really say there is over 50 million web pages dedicated to the 2112 hoax? Gads, that’s depressing. And it’s just going to get worse in the next two years.

    Is anyone else planning to buy stock in emergency preparedness companies and generator manufacturers? I plan on buying in August, and holding up to December 20th.

  • Wow… I love this guy. He makes me realize why I love science so much. Space and dinosaurs, haven’t ever stopped loving both of them since the time I was 8.

    When did you decide you wanted to be an astronaut? I think I was 10.

  • DGKnipfer

    You da man, Neil!!!

  • Hypatia’s Daughter

    “Space and dinosaurs, haven’t ever stopped loving both of them since the time I was 8.”

    HeH!Heh! When people ask why I am an amateur astronomer, I always say every kid loves space & dinosaurs but I never outgrew space. One day a paleontologist is going to smack me down for that.
    LOVE this man so much. He is the Sagan of our time. He talks real science and critical thinking but at the level of everyman.
    And (this is the most racist thing I will ever say**), I am so glad he is black, too. In 15 years science classes will be filled with black kids who were inspired to by him to enter science as a career.

    **I know that hanging the millstone of representing your race or sex around somebody’s neck is not fair, but it really does matter when all the scientists you read about in the history books are white males…..

  • Kimberly

    I. Love. Him. 😀

  • Lizzie

    Well, I’m certainly glad you made me aware that some people always fall for “The World’s Ending” hoaxes, as though I don’t see Nostradamus all over the tabloids every other time I run out for milk. Sorry to hear you think it’s easy to dismiss them, though…actually I’m giving up with most of my atheist friends because ignoring and dismissing the fringe seems to be a challenge that’s way beyond them. In fact I’ve had it with what the atheist movement has become. Everyone I know is very clear on what a bad thing is and prides himself on spotting it. Take the now grossly over-explored concept “taboo.” Me see bad thing? Me break bad thing! Me (Lizzie): How find good thing, wise philosophers?
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is a good thing, but if anyone wants to track down crazies and give them the attention they seek, he’s got an unfulfilling life. Is this a good or bad thing? No comment.

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