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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby waterchan » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:02 pm

Someone was praising Neil deGrasse Tyson in another thread, and I didn't want to continue getting off-topic, so here's why I respect his attitude as a non-religious person towards religion.


Below is the entire talk, given at a skeptics' conference:



And below is perhaps his most hilarious interview, with Stephen Colbert:

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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:24 pm

Yes, he is excellent! :twothumbsup:

He has done so many other good videos too. There are some good and funny ones too where he refutes "Intelligent design."

I like this quote / fact (anatta?)
"The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust."
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby santa100 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:40 pm

A great scientist and educator:

Regions outside the US might not be able to play the link above. Try instead..
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby waterchan » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:33 pm

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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby santa100 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:37 pm

All available episodes (US regions) or (non-US)
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby daverupa » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:47 pm

He happens to be delivering a lecture tonight at the University of Utah campus, "Science as a Way of Knowing".

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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby SarathW » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:55 am

I think according to Buddhism we are just more than a star dust.
I like to know what he think about Buddha's teaching.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby SarathW » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:13 am

A scientist never asks who I am, who is doing this investigation.
They always ask what they are.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Postby waterchan » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:08 pm

Scientists may think differently than Buddhists but they fulfill extremely important worldly roles, especially broad-minded scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson who has said that he is a professional scientist and not a professional skeptic. (This was said in the context of atheism as a social movement.) It is science that has more than doubled the human lifespan and helped create and prolong billions more human bodies, so that people like you and me can manifest in them and learn the Dhamma.

As long as we inhabit human bodies, we owe them the greatest respect.
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