I can't put my finger on it, but I can't stand watching Tyson present science.
Based on just watching Cosmos? Have you ever watched a recording of one of his lectures?
In Cosmos, he seems to be lacking a certain genuine-ness. Like, he's being over-directed or something. Or if not, then he's just trying too hard. It'd be better if he came off more natural. Like when he's not "on TV".
Condescension is sometimes an appropriate tone and I've seen NDT in situations where he expresses his lack of patience with nonsense.
Oh, yeah, for sure. I've seen his condescending tone:
On the other hand, Cosmos would be an inappropriate place for such an attitude, and I personally did not detect anything like that in his voice. I think that means that I have no idea what Taq is talking about.
Yeah, that's what I was getting at. But he's explained himself in Message 28. Its doesn't seem to be anything in particular in this show, its just a feeling he gets from the guy. Fair enough.
Then don't watch it alone. Find a kid somewhere, anywhere. Watch their brains churn. And be ready to answer questions. "Well, it wasn't an explosion like a bomb or anything, but it was kinda like that, yeah. Cool pictures." Be infectious.
You are trying to land me in jail!! I think I will leave the kids with their parents.
Oh man, we've got some members who could benefit from taking his advice:
quote:A devout Muslim, Ibn al-Haitham believed that human beings are flawed and only God is perfect. To discover the truth about nature, Ibn a-Haitham reasoned, one had to eliminate human opinion and allow the universe to speak for itself through physical experiments.
"The seeker after truth is not one who studies the writings of the ancients and, following his natural disposition, puts his trust in them," the first scientist wrote, "but rather the one who suspects his faith in them and questions what he gathers from them, the one who submits to argument and demonstration."