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Monday, August 25th, 2014

11 Neil DeGrasse Tyson Quotes That Debunk ‘Religious Science’

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the most famous African-American astrophysicist, author and science communicator today. He has written and broadcast extensively about his views of God, science, spirituality, and the spirituality of science.

 When asked if he believed in a higher power, Tyson responded:

“Every account of a higher power that I’ve seen described, of all religions that I’ve seen, include many statements with regard to the benevolence of that power. When I look at the universe and all the ways the universe wants to kill us, I find it hard to reconcile that with statements of beneficence.”

Tyson can be seen as the current host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

 

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“Great scientific minds, from Claudius Ptolemy of the second century to Isaac Newton of the seventeenth, invested their formidable intellects in attempts to deduce the nature of the universe from the statements and philosophies contained in religious writings…. Had any of these efforts worked, science and religion today might be one and the same. But they are not.”

The Sky Is Not the Limit,” p. 183

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Comments

  1. Craig An'em says:

    Yes! Neil F*ckyourfeelings Tyson.

  2. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of my favorite people. Dr. Tyson, this is me again. I still would like to see you, with your African name. Otherwise, in the next 100 years some other race is going to take credit for your work. Remember, when I sent you the email some years ago, and you responded, "A rose is still a rose ….

  3. Cosmos is a nice television program, but some of the stuff on the show I do not agree with.

  4. Cosmos is a nice television program, but some of the stuff on the show I do not agree with.

  5. He said that because he is trying to say that people benefiting from the progress he made is far more important than them associating it with a race. Race has done nothing but hold us back as a society, because we focus way too much on it.
    Also, if this was the age before technology, your statement may have been more accurate. But there is so much recorded info of him being Black, I doubt anyone would challenge it.
    He hosts the Cosmos, a program where you can clearly see that he is Black. It's gonna be hard to challenge something like that.

  6. Adina Where have you been? I cannot believe you said that. Have you ever hear of Egypt? Actually the real name is Kemet. Well, that is the country, the indigenous people were black Africans, the orginal people of Kemet. All the creations, were created by blacks, yet today most people say these were not African people, and they are crediting all the wonderful creations to another race of people. Every person who created something great during ancient Kemit, they show that person as white or some other race. Would you like your great, great, great, grand children to know that you created something wonderful that may last for many centuries, and people benefit from it, and the people says it is a Chinese person who created it, but you did it, are you saying you do not have a problem with that? And all the chinese children just bashing in their ancestors creations ….. Very unusual.

  7. Adina Let me also add, the only benefit someone else will get from someone's else's work, is glory, based on a lie. What do you mean, when you said race has held us back as a society? You cannot be talking about black people. As for record keeping, there is a process called destruction, which is what they did in Kemet, all that they could not use or know how to use, they destroyed it. Today they can make Dr. Tyson, look more European, than a real European, with, what you said? Technology. They did not have the technology way back in the day, and they changed the look of a lot of our great black geniuses, and they say that the individual is white. This is old news. That is all I have to say on the matter. Okay. Thank you.

  8. Nzingha Shabaka
    I don't see what that has to do with anything. Like I said, we are in an age where there is tons of recorded film. They did not have that back in Egypt's Golden age.
    Theoretically speaking, the chances of someone looking at the show Cosmos 2,000 years from now and saying Tyson isn't Black is practically zero. It's very obvious that he is a Black man. He doesn't need to change his name for people to realize he is Black.
    This is common sense. It's not that hard. He is not concerned with his race being misinterpreted, and neither am I. You think you know better than him? How amusing.

  9. Nzingha Shabaka I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were one of those Black Nationalist Hotep negroes. Had i known that beforehand, I wouldn't have wasted my time because I know common sense escapes people like you. Never mind. My apologies.
    Carry on.
    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  10. Do you need to resort to name calling to make a nonsense point? I was expecting it, you are a typical, NonAfricented young woman. By the way I do not use the word negro, never have, never will, and certainly not one. You need to respect yourself, then maybe the rest of us black people, can expect you to respect us as well. Sarcasm, and name calling, is a negative mix. I am done, no more response from me.

  11. Marco Suess says:

    I am so glad to have such a strong figure as Neil carrying the torch of science, reason and discovery.

  12. Dancy Pants says:

    That's the cool thing about science. You may not agree with it, but the facts and evidence will still be there.

  13. Michael Boss says:

    Who

  14. Dancy Pants: until they're disproved.

  15. Dancy Pants: until they're disproved.

  16. Trinidad Hernandez says:

    my favorite physicist after michio kaku

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