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originally posted by: odzeandennz
originally posted by: Klassified
Mr. Tyson had the gall to state facts after he recognized Saturday's shootings as "horrific"...
Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson got an earful Sunday on Twitter after an ill-advised tweet in the aftermath of Saturday’s two horrific mass shootings that left at least 29 people dead.
The killings don’t really matter in the big picture, DeGrasse Tyson seemed to say, it’s just that darn human empathy that makes them seem so bad.
How dare he appeal to logic and common sense, instead of the strictly emotional response the media embraces in the face of tragedy. Calling them "horrific" and a "loss" is not enough Neil. You should be calling for the nation wide confiscation of guns.
Oddly enough, there are some well known people in recent history that did just that. I wonder why they aren't lauded as great leaders? Couldn't be what happened after they got everyone's guns, could it?
Link to article
Yea, he's comparing senseless acts of violence not needed, to every day events...?
Those things occurred long before guns were invented.
He's stats only shows that we have enough to worry about. We don't have room for something not needed.
It's like saying why not kill a few more people because of the flu...
originally posted by: Rob808
He is wrong and truely insensative. Yes the data shows other loss of life for various reasons. The difference being none are maliciously forced upon them by their fellow man. The truely "needless" sense of the situation makes it tragic. Instead of allowing time for grief, bodies haven't been buried yet, and Tyson is telling us to move on from this. Why not tell us to move on from any other incident?
The loss of life is tragic, shame on Neil.
a reply to: Klassified
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: CriticalStinker
I'd read that twitter thread. Those accusations are already flying.
NDT is now a white supremacist.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: Somethingsamiss
He has since walked back on his idiotic response and admitted he got it wrong. Still happy?
sad part is that factually he wasn't wrong
that was actually his point
originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
You're quite right. He's quite right. The stats show that you are more likely to die from other things than being shot dead.
originally posted by: ABNARTY
NDT expressed his opinion. He backed up that opinion with data. His statement was clear. But who cares, right? Forget data. Forget the meaning of words. His crime was not assuming an appropriate, pre-approved posture when presented with a given social stimulus.