Tag Archives: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

So, what happens on November 9?

During this past weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, I talked at some length with Scott Hagerstrom, the Michigan director of the Trump Pence 2016 campaign, about both the possibility of polling place discord on November 8th, as a result of Trump supporters attempting to suppress the vote in “certain areas”, and the likelihood […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Carol Catherine on the road from Las Vegas to Area 51

Somehow, a year or so ago, I fell into groove where I started talking with local musicians about vacations they’d taken outside of Michigan. I’m not sure what prompted it, or why I suddenly stopped, but I suspect it was weather related to some degree. And, now that it’s 20 degrees below zero outside, I […]

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My thoughts on the Super Moon

And, yes, there were plans afoot to take out the moon with nuclear weapons in the 50’s, before it became the ever-growing threat we know it to be today. Speaking of space and all things sciencey, it occurred to me this morning, while brushing my teeth, that, if unquestionably cool astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson wanted […]

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To stay put and fix what’s broken, or to leave the earth altogether and try our luck elsewhere…

NASA’s Chief Technologist, Mason Peck, took to Reddit this afternoon, answering questions on everything from the democratization of space, and our current research into warp drives, to the role of 3D printing in the colonization of other planets, and the possibility of encasing our astronauts in water during the voyage to Mars in order to […]

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Something to think about as you’re lighting up Chinese fireworks in celebration of our country’s unsurpassed greatness

Following up on our conversation about the purposeful dumbing down of America, I though that I’d share this tweet, sent out today by renowned American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. This is in reference, for those of you who don’t know, to the fact that, earlier today, physicists near Geneva, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, officially […]

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