The world isn't big enough to contain Neil Degrasse Tyson's ego. That much my tiny brain can comprehend, when faced with the overwhelming monstrosity of his knowledge...
Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter in support of the LGBTQ community just days after what many have called the deadliest mass shooting in America at an Orlando nightclub. He found a way to communicate this touching tribute the only way he knows how, science!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson made a lot of people (and presumably ducks, cats and bedbugs) angry with a much less than true fact about sex and evolution. His claim, that sex doesn't hurt any species had many Twitter users jumping to correct him.
via @RachelFeltman, @SciPhile, @ClaireConnelly, @carlzimmer, @DreadMorgan
And you might be thinking, he's just trying to be positive about human sexuality and say, in his own pseudoscientific way that it's healthy and painless for humans. But... that's actually not true either:
via @DebbyHerbenick, @mikamckinnon
Sure, he's a scientist but cut him some slack, he's not that kind of scientist. He studied astrophysics, how's he supposed to check his facts at all before Tweeting about biology?
He even took time to explain the science behind a few examples of 'proof' of a flat Earth and why they are so, so wrong.
UPDATE to the update, B.o.B. has just released a song aimed directly at Neil deGrasse Tyson and all about the flatness of Earth. NSFW Warning: This song contains a few words that are not appropriate for the scientific community.
Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter recently to toy with some earthlings, challenge, nitpick, and critique a series of scientific inaccuracies in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'
He's done this in the past with other movies like 'Interstellar,' and quite frankly, it's a bit of an unbecoming buzzkill. Tyson doesn't care though, and claims some of the audience will watch sci-fi films for ideas on what to invent for future days.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is like everyone's second dad who happens to know a lot about science.
But he's still just as embarrassing.
In a video from National Geographic, the scientist explains what it would take to have sex in space. And things get super S&M real fast.
"If you want to sort of get together [and] stay together, you need something to, like, keep you together during all the normal body movements that would characterize having sex in space," Tyson says.
"So yeah, just bring a lot of leather belts to keep things strapped down and you'll be just fine."
Neil gets even more awkward at the end of the video.
Just stop, Science Dad. Just stop.
As you are no doubt award, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by Pluto July 14, giving us as a species the first opportunity to get a clear view of the far off dwarf planet.
Everyone was excited. Except Neil Degrasse Tyson that is.
Since Stephen Colbert has nothing better to do than plan for the apocalypse and launch a cable access career, he invited the popular astronomer and host of the television show Cosmos to come share in the tenacity of human invention.
Tyson, a long time advocate of demoting Pluto down to its lowly current status as a dwarf planet, had a hard time matching Colbert's enthusiasm for seeing the reaches of our solar system.
"No one has seen this before yesterday," Tyson said in the video of the gorgeous photo that's been making the rounds. "So, that's awesome."
He took the same level of malaise to his Twitter account yesterday as well:
Dear Pluto, Lookin' good. But you're still a Dwarf Planet — get over it. Love, Neil deGrasse Tyson pic.twitter.com/qBBD9feG6e— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 15, 2015
Good natured as their discussion was, Tyson goes to some lengths to show how unimpressed he is with the proceedings, even pointing out that the small planet is not even featured on his tie.
Colbert counters by quoting Dante's Inferno and then sharing a Klondike ice cream bar. So, pretty typical.
"It even has a heart," Colbert says to Tyson, referring to what many see as a shape hidden within the terrain of Pluto, "unlike you."
Note to future filmmakers: If you're going to make a complex movie about space, make sure you run it by Neil deGrasse Tyson first.
The american astrophysicist, cosmologist, host of "Cosmos" took to Twitter on Sunday to share some thoughts on this year's big space movie from Christopher Nolan: "Interstellar." It wasn't intended as a review of the film, but rather - as he emphasises in a Tweet - to highlight the science you can find in the film.
Tyson wrote a similar critique in 2013 following the release of "Gravity," and a scene from Titanic was changed in an updated release of the film after he pointed out the inaccuracies of the stars to James Cameron.
And as you can see, there aren't a whole lot of complaints this time around.
Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Interstellar" yet, but if you have seen it, whether it involved worm holes or plot holes, you probably left the theater with a lot of questions.
Here are a few of his thoughts, check his Twitter feed for more.
In #Interstellar: All leading characters, including McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain, & Caine play a scientist or engineer.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014
In #Interstellar: And in the real universe, strong gravitational fields measurably slow passage of time relative to others.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014
Relativity. Gravity. Quantum. Electrodynamics. Evolution. Each of these theories is true, whether or not you believe in them.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014
In #Interstellar: They reprise the matched-rotation docking maneuver from "2001: A Space Odyssey," but they spin 100x faster.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014
In #Interstellar: On another planet, around another star, in another part of the galaxy, two guys get into a fist fight.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014
In #Interstellar: They explore a planet near a Black Hole. Personally, I'd stay as far the hell away from BlackHoles as I can— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014