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Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb

 
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb
“My great fear is that we’ve in fact been visited by intelligent aliens,” DeGrasse Tyson said to Hayes. “But they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth. How’s that for measures of intelligence?”

One reason it’s presumptuous for humans to act like they’re the arbiters of intelligence, DeGrasse Tyson said, is the possibility that planets much older than ours are already sending us messages in a format that, while basic to them, is incomprehensible by our current standards.


For example, he explained, while radio waves are seen as commonplace in present-day Earth, no one could have understood them 200 years ago.

“We were sending signals out before we were doing it on purpose,” DeGrasse Tyson said. “Our early TV shows, like I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners and that sort of thing, Howdy-Doody. These are our cultural emissaries.”

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Re: Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb
He has a wild imagination and is very sure of it for some reason.
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Re: Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb
He has a wild imagination and is very sure of it for some reason.
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The reason is called Science.
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Re: Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb
He has a wild imagination and is very sure of it for some reason.
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The reason is called Science.
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Re: Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb
“My great fear is that we’ve in fact been visited by intelligent aliens,” DeGrasse Tyson said to Hayes. “But they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth. How’s that for measures of intelligence?”

One reason it’s presumptuous for humans to act like they’re the arbiters of intelligence, DeGrasse Tyson said, is the possibility that planets much older than ours are already sending us messages in a format that, while basic to them, is incomprehensible by our current standards.


For example, he explained, while radio waves are seen as commonplace in present-day Earth, no one could have understood them 200 years ago.

“We were sending signals out before we were doing it on purpose,” DeGrasse Tyson said. “Our early TV shows, like I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners and that sort of thing, Howdy-Doody. These are our cultural emissaries.”

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Preposterous. Like his career.
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He has a wild imagination and is very sure of it for some reason.
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The reason is called Science.
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yallneedscience
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“My great fear is that we’ve in fact been visited by intelligent aliens,” DeGrasse Tyson said to Hayes. “But they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth. How’s that for measures of intelligence?”

One reason it’s presumptuous for humans to act like they’re the arbiters of intelligence, DeGrasse Tyson said, is the possibility that planets much older than ours are already sending us messages in a format that, while basic to them, is incomprehensible by our current standards.


For example, he explained, while radio waves are seen as commonplace in present-day Earth, no one could have understood them 200 years ago.

“We were sending signals out before we were doing it on purpose,” DeGrasse Tyson said. “Our early TV shows, like I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners and that sort of thing, Howdy-Doody. These are our cultural emissaries.”

[link to www.rawstory.com]
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Preposterous. Like his career.
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I do believe he is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, has several Phds and a TV show...while you're just a Fucknut on the Internet.





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