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Neil deGrasse Tyson Knows That Skepticism Has No Place in Science

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You stupid science deniers make me sick. When a scientist makes an assertion, you don’t get to question that assertion unless you’re a scientist as well. And if you are a scientist, and you do question the assertion, that means you’re not really a scientist.

Because what’s less scientific than debate?

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the smartest guy who has ever lived because he’s on TV. Here he is calling for his foes to be silenced, as “reported” by Sarah Gray at Salon.com:

On the most recent episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio program, “Star Talk,” the “Cosmos” host spoke to science journalist Miles O’Brien, about the current state of science reporting — and journalism in general…

O’Brien blasted his former employer for their “balanced” approach to tackling science — especially climate change, an issue where 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening, and that it is man made.

(Everybody knows that science is based on consensus. Good thing for Galileo!)

“Is it fair in a story about climate change, which is clearly what I’m talking about, to do this journalistic convention of equal time for both sides?” O’Brien asks. “This is a huge mistake for journalism.”

Tyson agreed, saying that this approach to journalism means “one person to represent that 5 percent, but then he gets 50 percent of your time.”

Really, isn’t it about time to institute some sort of federal quota system on scientific opinion in the public square?

Using Tyson’s example: During a 5-minute cable news segment on global warming climate change climate disruption, the talking head who espouses the socially approved opinion gets 4 minutes and 45 seconds to express it. Then his loathsome opponent, the slope-browed, science-hating climate denier, gets 15 seconds to reply. Preferably with his microphone turned off.

Don’t like it? Tough. This is America, pal. Take your climate denial somewhere else.

You can listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s complete lack of blinkered arrogance below, if you’re too dumb to read a bunch more words:

P.S. Shut up, racist.

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Jim Treacher