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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#41  Postby tetters » May 09, 2010 4:41 pm

I'd like to meet him in person. He seems like a cool dude.
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#42  Postby shh » May 09, 2010 5:20 pm

LIFE wrote:
shh wrote:I'd like to hear more of Mr. Tyson's views on the subject.


same here :thumbup:

Yeah I've not seen a huge amount of his stuff, but I like his style. :)
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#43  Postby LIFE » May 09, 2010 5:24 pm

shh wrote:
LIFE wrote:
shh wrote:I'd like to hear more of Mr. Tyson's views on the subject.


same here :thumbup:

Yeah I've not seen a huge amount of his stuff, but I like his style. :)


Here's some background:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imS6H1JAkGY[/youtube]
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#44  Postby shh » May 09, 2010 5:46 pm

LIFE wrote:
shh wrote:
LIFE wrote:
shh wrote:I'd like to hear more of Mr. Tyson's views on the subject.


same here :thumbup:

Yeah I've not seen a huge amount of his stuff, but I like his style. :)


Here's some background:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imS6H1JAkGY[/youtube]


Cheers, I'll have to bookmark though, as my actual pc blew up last week, and this heap of a yoke has no sound. :whine:
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#45  Postby Gawdzilla » May 09, 2010 6:32 pm

What's the most important thing we have to do in space in this century?
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#46  Postby juːtoʊpiə » May 09, 2010 7:10 pm

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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#47  Postby LIFE » May 11, 2010 7:41 pm

If we were able to create wormhole portals, wouldn't we need to create one on both sides? If so, how do we get the necessary "equipment" to the other side so a wormhole can be established and maintained?
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#48  Postby LIFE » May 12, 2010 1:52 pm

Could we time travel if we had the possibility to stay in the vicinity of a black hole?
Is -in theory- the spacetime continuum just another dimension which could be warped to one's liking?
If so (and putting the multiverse hypothesis aside), how does this square with possibly arising time travel paradoxes, e.g. travelling to the past and preventing events from happening?
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#49  Postby HughMcB » May 12, 2010 6:16 pm

Boxers or briefs?
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#50  Postby fraser » May 13, 2010 1:24 am

Asteroid 2004 MN4 will come scarily close to Earth on April 13, 2029, but it will not hit. What does he think will happen on the return trip Friday the 13th 2035?

I hope to be really old sitting in a chair sipping single malt on both dates :cheers:
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#51  Postby CarlPierce » May 14, 2010 3:13 pm

1) If space is infinite then is it not possible that the 'big bang' that causes the apparant start of our observable universe isn't a unique event but many similar events have taken place but too far away to observe - both in terms of time and space.

2) To what degree of accuracy are we certain that photons don't red-shift over time. Are we absolutely sure that the red-shifting of light from distant stars isn't due to decay over time rather than them moving away from us. If this was the case could this explain the apparant expansion of the universe.
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#52  Postby THWOTH » May 22, 2010 1:50 pm

I'm asking this on behalf of a friend...

    David Hume cautioned that we cannot assume that a theory is forever good just because it worked in the past. So how can we know when to call a scientific theory "robust"? OK, we can do the observation/experiments and dismiss the null hypothesis. But how many repeats are required to call this theory robust? One? ten? A hundred? A thousand? A million? A billion? What?
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#53  Postby LIFE » May 26, 2010 5:42 pm


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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#54  Postby DanDare » Jun 05, 2010 10:12 am

So, when is the interview?
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#55  Postby LIFE » Jun 05, 2010 10:52 am

DanDare wrote:So, when is the interview?


As it looks now there won't be one :(

I've tried to contact him twice (following his request to send an inquiry) and so far didn't get any kind of reply.
Don't know what to make of it :dunno: Still waiting a few more days before I eventually close this thread and move these posts to another forum for everybody to discuss. He's either too busy, not interested or my inquiry simply didn't get through to him. Or a reply is yet to come but I doubt it. Sorry.
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#56  Postby THWOTH » Jun 16, 2010 9:03 pm

How about sending the questions by fax to his office, with a sincere and gushing covering note?

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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#57  Postby LIFE » Jun 16, 2010 9:06 pm

THWOTH wrote:How about sending the questions by fax to his office, with a sincere and gushing covering note?

:dunno:


You reckon? I'm not sure, it's very likely that he actually did get my 2 requests via mail and is either too busy or doesn't care much. I mean he's probably getting dozens of requests on a daily basis anyways. I don't want to look too annoying if I'd send in a fax now, that's like requesting it for the 3rd time :(
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#58  Postby HughMcB » Jun 16, 2010 9:08 pm

Let's fax him a picture of some steaming poo with his name on it.
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Re: 1st interview: Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

#59  Postby LIFE » Jun 16, 2010 9:10 pm

HughMcB wrote:Let's fax him a picture of some steaming poo with his name on it.


Back into your basket you naughty dog! Now!
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#60  Postby HughMcB » Jun 16, 2010 9:11 pm

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