Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is asked whether he believes in UFOs or extraterrestrial visitation during "Cosmic Quandaries with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson" at St Petersburg College:
As for the whole 'amateur astronomers and UFO sightings' thang - yes Neil, we've covered that previously...
The zeal and unscientific manner in which he pretended to give a serious answer to the question raises many more questions.
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Very much what you'd expect from a CSI fellow. Actually, his first remarks, about arguments from ignorance -
So they say "I don't know what it is; it must be aliens from outer space visiting from another planet." Well, if you don't know what it is, that's where your conversation should stop!
and so on - make a point that John Keel or Jacques Vallée (among others) would largely accept.
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Can we be done with Neil? He's a close-minded gate-keeper whose version of "science" helps nobody.
the world would be quite a boring place if we all had the same sense of humour :3
Well, not that close-minded, seeing how he responded to the question about atheism --basically, he dislikes the label.
It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!
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i think there is a fair amount of tribalism associated with 'that person is close-minded' -- what they are meaning is 'this person says stuff that I don't agree with, that doesn't fit into my BS'
and then go 'see, i've found evidence of it, so i don't have to consider my own involvement in what i think'
life is to short to label people or to blame them for one's feelings and thoughts, imho...
My main beef with many of the pop skeptics is that they do not look at (or pretend not to look) at the best evidence. Many of them are professional cherry pickers more than anything else, and that is fundamentally dishonest.
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