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Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?



 
 
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Old September 13th 18, 12:43 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:44:59 UTC-4, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:29:07 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
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RichA wrote in
:

Towards the end, Sagan, formerly a productive astrophysicist
from Cornell and publicizer of astronomy became a bit of a
pariah, wandering around, screeching at anyone who would listen
about the impending doom of "nuclear winter." Seems like Tyson
might be going the same way, or, he could just be trying to
promote another book. "Publish or perish?"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-de...litarization-o
f-space-new-book-accessory-to-war/


Tyson's always been a little too full of himself, but I stopped
taking him seriuosly about anything when 20 minutes of his Comos
ripoff was anti-Catholic hate propaganda based on . . . who knows,
but certainly not any historical events.

At this point, I wouldn't take his word for it on what day of the
week it is.


Ah, you mean that bit where he pointed out how the Catholic Church has
historically resisted scientific progress? Yeah, I can see how the
religiously deluded would find that challenging.


Is it 1540 again? Seems like a long time ago...because it WAS!!
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Old September 13th 18, 12:44 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:17:47 UTC-4, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:59:50 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
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Ah, you mean that bit where he pointed out how the Catholic
Church has historically resisted scientific progress?


Not a single word of which (that he said) as any historical basis.
Bruno wasn't burned at the stake for saying the earth reovlved
around the sun, he was burned at the stake because he was a violent
asshole who went to considerable trouble to get burned at the
stake.


He was burned for heresy. For thought crime. Not for violence.


Soon coming to EU countries near you. They already fine and JAIL people for "wrong-speak."
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Old September 13th 18, 03:04 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:21:07 UTC-4, Quadibloc wrote:
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:44:01 AM UTC-6, RichA wrote:
Towards the end, Sagan, formerly a productive astrophysicist from Cornell and
publicizer of astronomy became a bit of a pariah, wandering around, screeching
at anyone who would listen about the impending doom of "nuclear winter." Seems
like Tyson might be going the same way, or, he could just be trying to promote
another book. "Publish or perish?"


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-de...essory-to-war/


Opposing the militarization of space isn't loony, even if it is a political
stance one might disagree with.

On the other hand, taking Trump's "Space Force" seriously... particularly as he
seems to think that Russia is our friend (hey, bailing you out of your last
bankruptcy will do that to people)... now _that's_ loony.

John Savard


First, there is NOTHING profound about noting technology transfer or bleed from one discipline to another, or, "thank you, NASA, for ballpoint pens!" Second, Tyson isn't any KIND of expert on the militarization of ANYTHING, let alone space. He's just one more liberal who believes that because HE doesn't like an idea, it should be banned.
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Old September 13th 18, 10:25 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Down the rabbit hole they simulate competing characters and history to achieve an outcome that suits academics and their salaries however the actual technical details as written down or expounded by those people are always absent from discussion. In the two decades here there was and remains next to nothing presented by people other than a few quotes from science fiction writers or secondhand commentaries.

Out in the wide open, I just look at what Giordano Bruno wrote and unfortunately all here find themselves in the same position as he did when approaching his conceptions with 21st century imaging and time lapse -

"Secondly, we expound how both general motion and that of the above-mentioned eccentrics, and as many as may be referred to the aforesaid firmament are all pure illusion, deriving from the motion of the centre of the earth along the ecliptic and from the four varieties of motion which the earth taketh around her own centre. Thus it is seen that the proper motion of each star resulteth from the difference in position, which may be verified subjectively within the star as a body moving alone spontaneously through the field of space. This consideration maketh it understood that all their arguments concerning the [primum] mobile and infinite motion are vain and based on ignorance of the motion of this our own globe." De l'infinito universo et mondi (1584)


Down the empirical rabbit hole everyone is biting each other by making uninformed declarations on technical or historical details whereas those who live in the open air they can now see why the direct/retrograde loops of the slower moving planets are illusory but the direct/retrograde loops of the faster Venus and Mercury are actual as seen from a slower moving Earth.

William Blake captured the solitary Newton against Carroll's 't' party followers -

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...lliamBlake.jpg

Bruno ended his treatise with a poem so it is fitting that Blake's perspective get an airing -

"I turn my eyes to the Schools & Universities of Europe
And there behold the Loom of Locke whose Woof rages dire
Washd by the Water-wheels of Newton. black the cloth
In heavy wreathes folds over every Nation; cruel Works
Of many Wheels I view, wheel without wheel, with cogs tyrannic
Moving by compulsion each other: not as those in Eden: which
Wheel within Wheel in freedom revolve in harmony & peace."
William Blake,Jerusalem

He couldn't have known how right it was in terms of a clockwork solar system and the Earth/solar system free from that concept but now readers here do..


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Old September 13th 18, 02:11 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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That is an indication of your stupidity, ignorance and gullibility.

How wonderfully droll!

In the same thread where you insist Bruno deserved burning at the stake for being an obnoxious asshole who antagnoized those with whom he disagreed, you then respond to your detractors thus.

At least DeGrasse has a decent sense of irony.
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Old September 13th 18, 02:23 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:41:04 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
wrote:

Chris L Peterson wrote in
:

On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:59:50 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili
Kujisalimisha wrote:

Ah, you mean that bit where he pointed out how the Catholic
Church has historically resisted scientific progress?

Not a single word of which (that he said) as any historical
basis. Bruno wasn't burned at the stake for saying the earth
reovlved around the sun, he was burned at the stake because he
was a violent asshole who went to considerable trouble to get
burned at the stake.


He was burned for heresy. For thought crime. Not for violence.

Certainly not for science, which he never did. Glad you agree that
Neil theAss Tyson's a lying douchebag.


Tyson didn't identify him as a scientist. A major part of his heresy
was for supporting the new scientific understanding of his day. The
Church was killing people who advanced accurate knowledge. That was
Tyson's point, and it was well made.

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Old September 13th 18, 02:25 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default Neil DeGrasse Tyson headed down same loony road as Carl Sagan?

On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:43:38 -0700 (PDT), RichA
wrote:

Is it 1540 again? Seems like a long time ago...because it WAS!!


Well, we have people believing that humans aren't changing the
climate. We have people who believe that evolution isn't real. We have
people who believe in gods. We have people who believe the Earth is
flat.

Yes, it does feel a lot like the 16th century. Or earlier.
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Old September 13th 18, 05:48 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Only if you define "irony" the same as "lying hypocrite."


Well, I mean if you want to refer to yourself that way, it's certainly your choice. Doubtfull it will have much of an impact on anyone's impressions of you.
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Old September 13th 18, 05:48 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Chris L Peterson wrote in
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On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:41:04 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili
Kujisalimisha wrote:

Chris L Peterson wrote in
m:

On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:59:50 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili
Kujisalimisha wrote:

Ah, you mean that bit where he pointed out how the Catholic
Church has historically resisted scientific progress?

Not a single word of which (that he said) as any historical
basis. Bruno wasn't burned at the stake for saying the earth
reovlved around the sun, he was burned at the stake because he
was a violent asshole who went to considerable trouble to get
burned at the stake.

He was burned for heresy. For thought crime. Not for violence.

Certainly not for science, which he never did. Glad you agree
that Neil theAss Tyson's a lying douchebag.


Tyson didn't identify him as a scientist.


the specific claim was that Bruno was burned at the stake for
saying the earth revolved around the sun. Which a) isn't actually
quite what he said, and b) had *nothing* to do with his being
burned at the stake.

A major part of his
heresy was for supporting the new scientific understanding of
his day. The Church was killing people who advanced accurate
knowledge. That was Tyson's point, and it was well made.

The Church *paid* for the Age of Enlightenment. Copernicus' (who
was an ordained priest, and could have been a Bishop if he'd wanted
it) book was dedicated to the Pope, which required explicit
permission from the Pope. It was only published (because Copernicus
knew it was more speculation than theory) at the request of a
Cardinal and a Bishop. The greatest debate (the written records
still exist) was over how to present it to the public in a way that
would reduce the amount of violent rioting.

You are gobbling down the hateful propaganda you're being spoon fed
by people with an agenda.

Are you *sure* you're name isn't Chris? You're stupid and weak
enough to be a Chris.

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