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Does Neil Degrasse Tyson owe his success to Affirmative Action?
Has he even done much for science? He strikes me as a guy who can make himself appear much smarter than he actually is by speaking eloquently and using sophisticated vocabulary. When I watch videos of him he's usually talking about some relatively simple scientific (or other) concept that even a non-science person (such as myself) can easily understand, but he makes it seem like he's really smart for knowing it.
I think the media is just touting him as some extraordinary genius because he's black. As if to say, "See? Blacks are just as capable as whites!" Or to give blacks a scientific figure that they can flaunt in front of whites and say "what now, whitey? We scientist now." Just like how blacks often rub Obama in the face of whites as a way to say that they're in control now.
He reminds me a lot of his mentor Sagan i.e. a good speaker w/ a moderate understanding of science, but with very little new things to add. A lot of my peers and people online seem to think Sagan is among the smartest men in history, but I've personally always felt he was extremely overrated. I hope I'm not alone in that opinion. I just can't help but think Sagan would be almost unknown today if he hadn't made Cosmos or whored himself out to the media like he did.
I don't browse /sci/ much and I've never seen threads about Tyson or Sagan. I just wanted to get your opinions. Forgive me if it's already been asked.
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Okay, /sci/ I need you to solve my problem.
I play TF2, and a friend of mine, who had stopped playing it a few years ago. He also had loads of stranges/hats/etc. He decided that since he'll probably never play again, he gave me his "password" to his account. And by password, I mean some dipshit code he made 'cause he's a faggot. You guys have sources, you can help solve it.
The code is as follows:
Q V C O Z L U M
L P M D H L O S
D C C H V W A R
K U Q O E R H D
K E A Z Z E R S
S T N Z T U G K
U W X L I T Z Y
Q N H D D R V O.
What does this shit even mean?
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My girlfriend is going crazy with this accounting question, please help.
Scare-2-B-U (S2BU) specializes in costumes for all occasions. The average price of each of its costumes is $160. For each occasion, S2BU receives a 20 percent deposit two months before the occasion, 50 percent the month before, and the remainder on the day the costume is delivered. Based on information at hand, managers at S2BU expect to make costumes for the following number of occasions during the coming months: