The world’s most idiotic astrophysicist is at it again. After years of attempting to get social media right and failing, Neil deGrasse Tyson finally tweeted a hot take that wasn’t stunningly stupid, only to have fact-challenged leftists jump all over him.
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.
On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…
500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun
Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 4, 2019
His point about responding to spectacle may have been ill-timed, but it may be the most insightful thing he’s ever tweeted.
Here is what Dr. WTF came up with the last time he decided to weigh in after a shooting:
Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 16, 2018
The quickest way to turn a PhD into a paste-eater is to have him parrot a liberal talking point.
When not sticking his foot in his Twitter mouth while taking a try at social commentary, Tyson is generally just trying to suck the life out of the room for no reason whatsoever with gems like this:
In my day, the word “Awesome" was reserved for things like curing Polio and walking on the Moon, not for food or TV shows.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 13, 2018
The Apollo 11 mission patch:
No American flag.
No space hardware.
No Astronaut names.
In that regard, unique among space emblems.
Affirmation that walking on the Moon was an achievement of the human species, to be shared by all. pic.twitter.com/Fw7Y7EWR1m
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 20, 2019
Tyson must not have learned about the bald eagle and its symbolism at Space Camp.
Rather than have a discussion about the “spectacle,” the media’s role in creating it, and whether it plays — as many of us suspect — a part in pushing these shooters over the edge, the frothing anti-gun Twitter hordes went off on Tyson.
Tyson quickly learned his lesson about interjecting facts, nuance, or any other sort of reality in into a leftist mob outrage cycle.
“Where I miscalculated was that I genuinely believed the Tweet would be helpful to anyone trying to save lives in America,” Mr. Tyson wrote. “What I learned from the range of reactions is that for many people, some information — my Tweet in particular — can be true but unhelpful, especially at a time when many people are either still in shock, or trying to heal — or both.
“So if you are one of those people, I apologize for not knowing in advance what effect my Tweet could have on you,” he continued
No word yet on whether Tyson plans to take a Twitter break before reflexively belching up leftist inanity.