Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Whether To Be Amazed Or Terrified By The Universe.

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+5 1. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

I may be "small" (actually I'm 6ft 2" but who cares)...but I'm made of the same stuff as the stars are!
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+2 2. samxgx commented 8 years ago

I really like Neil, specially in this video getting ready:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw62e4SDHHo
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0 3. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Love listening to this guy...some of the people as the ones making the FB posts in the previous video, that are tangled in their hateful ideas, should be listening to him more..
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+2 4. ninocka commented 8 years ago

But no, people wake up day in and day out, think about the food they will eat, the clothes they will wear branded bags, green shoes, who said something bad about them and how that person down the street is just not dressed cool. And dwell on other stupid shit. And pollute the only planet they can live on for now with absolute disregard for its resources and animals.
I mean, poeple are just retarded. We need occasional earthquake, ebola, tornado...there's just no other way to clean us up.
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-2 5. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

Does anybody actually know someone who feels depressed or terrified because they think about how so small they are compared to the universe?
I see at least one of you feel that way. :D
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-2 6. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#5 read more carefully what #1 wrote.
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0 7. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

#6 Yea he is 6'2" as he likes to say and that is just fine...and then he repeats a line from the video.
Did you get some sort of inspiration from that?
I have just never heard of anyone who was scared or felt overwhelmed after realizing they are small compared to the cosmos...have you? Or are you one of them? We learn about the relative size of planets and stars in elementary school,or at least we used to.
The video sounded like a bunch of high-brow nonsense and I think he was just enjoying listening to himself talk.
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-1 8. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

...oh dear, #7...ugh... :S
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+1 9. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

Yep...you are one.