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    Neil deGrasse Tyson is a force to reckon with But he is not Carl Sagan While Sagan must have smiled down kindly on your meek acknowledgement of ignorance regarding say black holes Tyson will have most probably given you the stink eye or aimed a sarcastic jibe at your apathy before proceeding to explain why black holes still remain a topic of

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    This is a very fun read for all you science nerds not only being clear and humorous but wide ranging and careful to build up a number of those necessary building blocks of knowledge but doing it precisely in order to slam you with the good stuff laterLike how you'd DIE IN A BLACK HOLE To belabor the obvious by the title Seriously this book gives us a ton of great ways to die and not just by black hole I really appreciated that

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    Within my skull where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored there is instead a vast beaker shaped void of ignorance In high school while we were supposed to be studying the musculature of the formaldehyde soaked amphibians pinned ignominiously to their coffinesue metal trays I was far interested in studying the effects of adding fire to small green buds During my brief time wandering the hallways of

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    I have often lamented the passing of my favorite popular scientist Carl Sagan by talking about how necessary he is right now We are at a point in our history where scientific illiteracy is growing where people are not only ignorant of how science works but are proud of their ignorance What we need is someone who can reach the majority of Americans who are not especially scientifically literate the people whose

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    I don't think I can properly explain how much I love this book but I'll try Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic

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    I have one last section to go Religion and Science but my main points won't be affected by itDeath By Black Hole provides especially in the first couple of sections a really good outline of various problems that astrophysicists are confronted with and it definitely made me think of the scientific process in a new way So that was pretty cool But on the whole my reaction was rather meh kind of disappointing when the book really isn

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    As a scientist at first I was rather bored by this book I was not learning anything new and not gaining new insights into astronomyBut as I read further it just hit me this book is tremendously entertaining If you are a layman and looking for a uniue viewpoint you could do a lot worse than this book And believe it or not you will be entertainedIn addition Tyson puts several aspects of astronomy and astrophysics

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    Neil is without doubt one of the greatest scientific communicators alive He is erudite and hilarious with no apparent effort and can always bring the 'wow'I enjoy his podcast and have probably watched near all videos on youtube that

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    Blinded by scienceEinstein Io comet tails Information glutI consider myself an intelligent person I also find science fascinating I'm just not

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    So I have a thing for Black Holes so what You knew that already You didn't Well now you doI have had an obsession with Black Holes for as long as I can remember It was perhaps one of the first phenomena of the big umbrella of Astronomy and Cosmology that I was introduced to and I immediately fell in love with; I mean what

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REVIEW Ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Neil deGrasse Tyson

A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best known astrophysicist One of today's best popularizers of science Kirkus ReviewsLoyal readers of the monthly Universe essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusia Neil deGrasse Tyson is a force to reckon with But he is not Carl Sagan While Sagan must have smiled down kindly on your meek acknowledgement of ignorance regarding say black holes Tyson will have most probably given you the stink eye or aimed a sarcastic jibe at your apathy before proceeding to explain why black holes still remain a topic of much speculation in the community of astrophysicists worldwideTyson does not pull any punches in this collection of essays while slamming the news media who often than not come off as ill informed hacks doing a shoddy job of reporting facts in the field of space science forever stupidly claiming how scientists are baffled by so and so new developments Scientists cannot claim to be on the research frontier unless one thing or another baffles them Bafflement drives discovery Or snidely commenting on the Hollywood exercise of producing multi million dollar sci fi films which badly butcher the scientific aspects of such ventures by inserting factually incorrect observations in scenes and dialogues there s a brilliant anecdote concerning James Cameron s Titanic in this regard and the Contact film gets an honorable mention for its adherence to proper science if one overlooks a minor gaffe I am glad that in the end the humans win We conuer the Independence Day aliens by having a Macintosh laptop computer upload a software virus to the mothership The entire defense system for the alien mothership must have been powered by the same release of Apple Computer s system software as the laptop computer that delivered the virus Or criticizing the mad dash for extending the frontiers of space science during the Cold war years when the spirit of scientific inuiry was sidelined in favor of a dangerous game of political one upmanship a kind of puerile assertion of our scientists are better than yours Or openly chastising revered names from ancient Greece like Aristotle whose inaccurate assumptions about the unchanging nature of stars and the geocentric universe helped the Catholic Church in propagating falsities for centuries with impunity He doesn t even spare Newton for God s Higgs Boson s sake who unable to satisfactorily explain the ordered behavior of the solar system despite the many often conflicting gravitational forces at work had cited God s need to step in to correct things in his famed Principia While Sagan may have adopted a benign less aggressive tone in course of addressing issues of religious dogma being at loggerheads with scientific reasoning and aversion to science and mathematics among the general populace NDT takes the approach of pure unadulterated logic and demolishes one popular misconception after another for eg the North Star is not the most brilliant star in the night sky or how everything that goes up doesn t come down with a brute force which I am certain will not sit well with some sensitive readers who are easily offended Being born in a country whose space research organization head performs pujas and makes ritualistic offerings prior to launching a Mission to Mars I can t say I fault NDT s acerbic tone or his distaste for those who are hell bent on unifying science and religion without even realizing that finding common ground between both is akin to attempting to exceed the velocity of light But if NDT lacks Sagan s sage like demeanour and his rich authorial voice Sagan s prose is much refined no doubt his excellent sense of humor almost compensates for their absence The good thing about the laws of physics is that they reuire no law enforcement agencies to maintain them although I once owned a nerdy T shirt that loudly proclaimed OBEY GRAVITY The only people who still call hurricanes acts of God are the people who write insurance forms and Michele Bachmann just sayingAnd occasionally there s a sop thrown in for the literary minded particularly the postmodernist fiction lover The physicist Murray Gell Mann who in 1964 proposed the existence of uarks and who at the time thought the uark family had only three members drew the name from a characteristically elusive line in James Joyce s Finnegans Wake Three uarks for Muster Mark The frivolous aspects of the essays aside among the astrophysics related topics NDT centers his discussions around the ones which were relatively new to me are the concepts of hypernovae gamma ray bursts dark matter and dark energy the uncertainty surrounding the string theory and the probability of the annihilation of Earth through ill fated cosmic encounters with errant asteroids the unavoidable impending collision of our galaxy with the Andromeda galaxy which is the nearest one heading towards us at a speed of than 100 kilometers per second The Andromeda GalaxySince this is a collection of 42 essays which were published in the Natural History magazine some repetition of concepts and names creeps in occasionally but that merely helps you refresh memories of what you just read a few pages back not exactly a shortcoming I am keen to uibble over 4 stars because Tyson seems a little too bitter about artists who exercise artistic license to distort certain astronomical facts in their paintings Besides I am certain there is a lot of 5 star worthy goodness in the rest of NDT s works left for me to discover in the future

REVIEW Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic uandaries

Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic uandaries

Sm Here Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one Holy Wars examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts The Search for Life in the Universe exp I don t think I can properly explain how much I love this book but I ll try Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic uandaries is a collection of essays Tyson wrote for Natural History a magazine dedicated to you guessed it natural history basically science between 1995 2005What I like about it Tyson writes in a way that s easily accessible for anyone even without a science background His analogies are easy to understand and they re fun Like Oh Neil deGrasse Tyson you Also he tries to explain complex terms or theories so that you can finish the book and be a pseudo astrophysicist Now you can go to dinner parties and impress people with your knowledge about uarks and black holes and radio waves Tyson s writing is jovial and light hearted He freuently cracks jokes to lighten the mood you don t want to be bored Of course I am a huge physics nerd and he could drone on and on about string theory and it could never bore me At one point he jokes about red shirts Red shirts people This guy s a winner Tyson takes the time to highlight two ways science broadly and astro physics specifically relate to both theology and culture The Science and Culture section of the book was interesting because what he describes is true there is a misunderstanding between what scientists are doing and what the public thinks the scientists are doing His little asides rants are fun too This was a very informative book for just being a collection of 5 10 page essays If you re new to astrophysics the universe and particles this stuff is like gold I don t think I ve seenheard any of the phenomena explained in a clearer way If you re not new to any of this then you probably shouldn t be reading this because you ve probably already read it Unless you really like itIssues for some people but weren t issues for me I understand that some people may go Ugh why does everything that has to do with science bring up religion and God Tyson does dedicate a whole section of the book to omg 3 essays dealing with religion s place in science He does so tactfully and tastefully I m not a religious person but I don t think he would have offended anyone And besides religion and science have been at each others throats since the dawn of both If a popular astrophysicist didn t bring it up someone would have asked why he didn t bring it up There s some repetition going on because if you ve read the preface and my review you ll know this is a collection of essays from a magazine There s bound to be some repetition because non sciencey readers need to be reminded that Planck is considered the father of uantum mechanics and that Einstein s theory of relativity is a furthering of Newton s theory of gravity Honestly the repetition isn t enough where you would roll your eyes and mutter Redundant Some people may not be okay with Tyson s little rants In one part he complains about the scientific ignorance going on in Hollywood skylines Some readers may just want him to stop complaining and shut up already but he has a right to his discontent When you re a professional in your field things that are obviously wrong annoy you than those that don t belong to your field You should see how irritated my family gets when I point out the inconsistencies movies have in regards to language and sociolinguistic situations His annoyance is justifiedBasically what this all boils down to is thisHow can you not like a man who dresses in a waistcoat with suns and stars on itHow can you not like a man whose reaction to Newton became a memeSeriously though this book is awesome

REVIEW Ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Neil deGrasse Tyson

Lores astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology And Hollywood Nights assails the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right Known for his ability to blend content accessibility and humor Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies some of the most complex concepts in astrophysics while simultaneously sharing his infectious excitement about our universe As a scientist at first I was rather bored by this book I was not learning anything new and not gaining new insights into astronomyBut as I read further it just hit me this book is tremendously entertaining If you are a layman and looking for a uniue viewpoint you could do a lot worse than this book And believe it or not you will be entertainedIn addition Tyson puts several aspects of astronomy and astrophysics into a uniue perspective He describes all the ways that the universe is trying to kill us storms viruses meteors comets climate change volcanoes and so on But many of these lethal phenomena could be responsible for life existing on Earth in the first placeI really did appreciate the arguments put forward against the idea of Intelligent Design Just because some areas in cosmology are not understood does not mean that one is reuired to invoke God as a cause Science always works on the frontier of knowledge and if we were always to state that God is responsible for things we do not yet understand then we would be working on the frontier of ignorance Tyson does a much better job than I can in explaining this concept Highly recommended