In a free market capitalist society, which we have all “bought” into here in America, if somebody invents something that has market value, they ought to be able to make as much money as they can selling it, provided they do not infringe the rights of others. I see no reason why food should not be included in this concept.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on why you should leave GMOs alone

Maybe now that the Hipster lord has spoken, maybe the anti-GMO idiots will finally shut the hell up.

Neil deGrasse Tyson had Laurence Fishburne on as a guest for an hour-long interview and they didn’t talk about Event Horizon. WUT?!?!

Neil deGrasse Tyson is my favorite statist. 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Joe Rogan Experience. 

This was pretty great. Joe and Neil spent two and a half hours talking about everything from conspiracies, debunking moon hoax theories, global warming, end of the world myths, asteroid mining, the matrix code, evolution, Martian origins of human life, Planet X, the Cold War with Russia, death by black hole and much, much more. 

This is really one of my favorite podcasts in a long time. 

People always say that the world has energy issues that we can’t address and I just shake my head. 
We do have some energy issues, but it’s not that we can’t address them, it’s that we approach them in the wrong fashion. There is such abundant energy all around us and we aren’t actively trying to capitalize on it. Not just the atomic energy that the sun unleashes but the core of the Earth itself creates all sorts of energy, yet we just dig for more of the inefficient brand of fuels like oil and coal. 
Maybe one day we can regain access to the works of Nikola Tesla and we can see what he was actually working on and what great breakthroughs he discovered. 

People always say that the world has energy issues that we can’t address and I just shake my head. 

We do have some energy issues, but it’s not that we can’t address them, it’s that we approach them in the wrong fashion. There is such abundant energy all around us and we aren’t actively trying to capitalize on it. Not just the atomic energy that the sun unleashes but the core of the Earth itself creates all sorts of energy, yet we just dig for more of the inefficient brand of fuels like oil and coal. 

Maybe one day we can regain access to the works of Nikola Tesla and we can see what he was actually working on and what great breakthroughs he discovered. 

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project-argus:

astronomerinprogress:

Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation
Back in 2003, Oxford professor Nick Bostrom suggested that we may be living in a computer simulation. In his paper, Bostrom offered very little science to support his hypothesis — though he did calculate the computational requirements needed to pull of such a feat. And indeed, a philosophical claim is one thing, actually proving it is quite another. But now, a team of physicists say proof might be possible, and that it’s a matter of finding a cosmological signature that would serve as the proverbial Red Pill from the Matrix. And they think they know what it is.
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That’s… wacky.

This isn’t new. SJ Gates was talking about how in the fabric of space, they found a code that is identical to human built computer code that is essentially there to auto-correct errors. 
Physicists also say that they don’t think black holes pull in all information and matter into them and that matter disappears. They now believe that all of the information that black holes take in is saved along the surface of the black hole, like a hologram. And now the theory has evolved even further to say that black holes are actually projecting everything we observe in our lives. Basically, we are living in a virtual reality hologram that’s written on the surface of a black hole. 

project-argus:

astronomerinprogress:

Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation

Back in 2003, Oxford professor Nick Bostrom suggested that we may be living in a computer simulation. In his paper, Bostrom offered very little science to support his hypothesis — though he did calculate the computational requirements needed to pull of such a feat. And indeed, a philosophical claim is one thing, actually proving it is quite another. But now, a team of physicists say proof might be possible, and that it’s a matter of finding a cosmological signature that would serve as the proverbial Red Pill from the Matrix. And they think they know what it is.

That’s… wacky.

This isn’t new. SJ Gates was talking about how in the fabric of space, they found a code that is identical to human built computer code that is essentially there to auto-correct errors. 

Physicists also say that they don’t think black holes pull in all information and matter into them and that matter disappears. They now believe that all of the information that black holes take in is saved along the surface of the black hole, like a hologram. And now the theory has evolved even further to say that black holes are actually projecting everything we observe in our lives. Basically, we are living in a virtual reality hologram that’s written on the surface of a black hole. 

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libertarianism-and-stoya:

yearninforalearnin:

What a drama queen. The advent of private shuttling services will likely push forward a new era of long term space exploration. Look at Elon Musk, whom postulates that by 2025 we will see humans habitating Mars through his SpaceX company and other ventures. 

As much as I respect him, he is being a drama queen.  Like “Oh teh noes, we need more gov’t spending on NASA!”
I’d love to allocate funds to them, but we’re broke, maybe some other time.
Don’t even get me started on Bill Nye either ugh.

If NDT got behind the private space race and helped promote it, he could do wonders for bringing in all kinds of private equity into that industry. 
But he acts like the private space race doesn’t even exist. I love NDT but he needs to be more honest about what’s really going on in the business of space exploration. 

libertarianism-and-stoya:

yearninforalearnin:

What a drama queen. The advent of private shuttling services will likely push forward a new era of long term space exploration. Look at Elon Musk, whom postulates that by 2025 we will see humans habitating Mars through his SpaceX company and other ventures. 

As much as I respect him, he is being a drama queen.  Like “Oh teh noes, we need more gov’t spending on NASA!”

I’d love to allocate funds to them, but we’re broke, maybe some other time.

Don’t even get me started on Bill Nye either ugh.

If NDT got behind the private space race and helped promote it, he could do wonders for bringing in all kinds of private equity into that industry. 

But he acts like the private space race doesn’t even exist. I love NDT but he needs to be more honest about what’s really going on in the business of space exploration. 

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thedailyliberty:

proud-atheist:

My new facebook cover photo that aggravated religious friends. Can you name them left to right?
http://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

This is my cover photo too!

HOLY FUCKING SCIENCE!

thedailyliberty:

proud-atheist:

My new facebook cover photo that aggravated religious friends. Can you name them left to right?

http://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

This is my cover photo too!

HOLY FUCKING SCIENCE!

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Do you realize that the $850 billion bank bailout — that sum of money — is greater than the entire fifty-year running budget of NASA?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

This seems like an appropriate quote for today. 

In 2012, NASA’s budget will be less than half a percent of the total Federal Budget. This also represents 35% of the total spending on academic scientific research in the United States.

Over the past 50 years, with little more than the pocket change left over, NASA has turned science-fiction into science-fact. Space stations, human spaceflight, interplanetary exploration - this is all reality now.

Imagine what we could accomplish if we started prioritizing science.

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"Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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