Neil Degrasse Tyson

Here’s Why We’re Upset with Neil

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Mr. Tyson is facing backlash after downplaying the tragic mass shootings that occurred this weekend. He suggested the reaction of compassion about these to incidents were a response to a ‘spectacle’. I’ve long noticed the disconnect from humanity and human emotion in Mr. Tyson, but this was too much.

Many responded with a more complete picture of Tyson’s ‘data’. Some pointed out that all of the causes of death he compared mass shootings to had adequate attention, resources, and prevention measure. Contrarily, gun and domestic terror laws are being relaxed amidst the data which suggests more, not less, attention is needed in these areas.

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