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Is N.D. Tyson popular enough to survive an onslaught?

 
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06 December 2018 05:22
 
Jb8989 - 05 December 2018 04:50 AM

. . . NDT is fugly.

John, I suspect you overestimate the role of a pretty face in sexual selection, and perhaps underestimate some subtler cues, which can be as powerful as facial appearance. (But I also realize and appreciate your humorous intent, as well.) Sure, the face is important, and an unusually attractive one can override lots of potential turnoffs. But obviously, the way a face appears is only one of many items on a human sex-cue list. My best guess is that Tyson has never needed to worry about attracting women.

Here’s a new thread that’s somewhat, but not really, related:
https://forum.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/71454/

 
 
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06 December 2018 10:41
 
Jb8989 - 05 December 2018 06:30 PM
nonverbal - 05 December 2018 06:09 PM
Jb8989, to Jan_CAN - 05 December 2018 05:20 PM

Consent misperceptions are issues reserved for the aesthetically unappealing, the awkward types and the douchebags. #MACA

You mean the guys who understand the ins and outs of insanely complex technology? Of course, some—Nhoj for instance—manage to be both cool and able to attend to the details of hi-tech. A rarity.


You could be a nerd, dork or a geek and still be cool. It’s just pretty rare. I don’t know Nhoj non-digitally, but I imagine he’s cool as shit. That said, there’s only one original around here, and let me just say that coolness is magic not material. You either got it or you don’t. Fortunately, there’s a sneakily surprising amount of cool around this forum.

Since you mention it, the apparent consensus is that I am unbearably so in analog form. And as a geek, I have been rubbish. It is time to face the music.

I enjoy NDT’s effervescence. I imagine it leaks into his mating habits.

 
 
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06 December 2018 13:08
 
Nhoj Morley - 06 December 2018 10:41 AM
Jb8989 - 05 December 2018 06:30 PM
nonverbal - 05 December 2018 06:09 PM
Jb8989, to Jan_CAN - 05 December 2018 05:20 PM

Consent misperceptions are issues reserved for the aesthetically unappealing, the awkward types and the douchebags. #MACA

You mean the guys who understand the ins and outs of insanely complex technology? Of course, some—Nhoj for instance—manage to be both cool and able to attend to the details of hi-tech. A rarity.


You could be a nerd, dork or a geek and still be cool. It’s just pretty rare. I don’t know Nhoj non-digitally, but I imagine he’s cool as shit. That said, there’s only one original around here, and let me just say that coolness is magic not material. You either got it or you don’t. Fortunately, there’s a sneakily surprising amount of cool around this forum.

Since you mention it, the apparent consensus is that I am unbearably so in analog form. And as a geek, I have been rubbish. It is time to face the music.

I enjoy NDT’s effervescence. I imagine it leaks into his mating habits.

Regarding the above boldfaced words, Nhoj, what are you referring to? Your previous neighborhood rubbish-removal material here has been funny, but I suspect it’s unrelated? If not, an old pal of mine is now a hi-tech headhunter who would probably appreciate a new referral. Let me know.

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06 December 2018 13:22
 

I mean my computer skills. I’m obsolete. Soon, no one will know what a soldering iron is or how you download the app for one. The rubbish in question is all my damn mp3’s. I learning to use two computers to do the job now as it is too much for my little music-machine. I’m fixing it. It’ll be fine. Eventually.

 
 
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06 December 2018 14:00
 

One more question, Nhoj—when you mention “effervescence,” are you comedically referencing something other than what that word normally means? If you are, you’ll understand my otherwise peculiar question. If not, never mind. Howard Stern will do okay. (Sorry—long story.)

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06 December 2018 14:18
 

As in enthusiasm and perkiness.

If asked a sciencie question, he seems to want to explode with the answer.

 
 
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07 December 2018 11:52
 

I’m sick of seeing the trial by media (social media too).  How long before Elon Musk gets accused of something?  How long before sexual abuse/rape accusations become a standard weapon in the corporate world to take out the heads of competition?

 
 
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Quadrewple - 07 December 2018 11:52 AM

I’m sick of seeing the trial by media (social media too).  How long before Elon Musk gets accused of something?  How long before sexual abuse/rape accusations become a standard weapon in the corporate world to take out the heads of competition?

Started about sixteen months ago…

 
 
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12 December 2018 21:10
 

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-neil-degrasse-tyson-reveal-the-complexity-of-academic-inequality/

Well, this was sickening to read, basically without any evidence she convicts him of not only rape and sexual assault but of doing it against all black people but especially black women scientist. So really it’s all about her identity politics using his name to sell them. I was thinking why the hell Scientific American would put their name on this, but I guess they can’t help themselves anymore then anyone else.

And then the kicker in the footnotes

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, PhD, is an assistant professor of physics with a core faculty appointment in women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her first book, The Disordered Cosmos: Sex, Race, and Physics, is forthcoming with Nation Books.

Which then reminded of this from her rant

In his Facebook note, Tyson notes that “long after dropping out of astrophysics graduate school, [Amet] was posting videos of colored tuning forks endowed with vibrational therapeutic energy that she channels from the orbiting planets. As a scientist, I found this odd”—as if her spirituality somehow impeaches her believability

Yes that does impeach her believability as a scientist just like your identity politics impeaches your believability in this article. 

 

 
 
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05 January 2019 11:21
 
 
 
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05 January 2019 12:49
 

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/

Third paragraph in this long article . . . Wait, Teen Vogue ran a guide to what?

quote from later in the article:  “He couldn’t escape the sense that hitting on someone in person had, in a short period of time, gone from normal behavior to borderline creepy.”

 
 
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05 January 2019 14:22
 
unsmoked - 05 January 2019 12:49 PM

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/

Third paragraph in this long article . . . Wait, Teen Vogue ran a guide to what?

quote from later in the article:  “He couldn’t escape the sense that hitting on someone in person had, in a short period of time, gone from normal behavior to borderline creepy.”

This study contradicts your study:  https://www.theonion.com/teen-boys-losing-virginity-earlier-and-earlier-report-1819595647?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=theonion_copy&utm_campaign=top

 
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05 January 2019 15:09
 
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unsmoked - 05 January 2019 12:49 PM

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/

Third paragraph in this long article . . . Wait, Teen Vogue ran a guide to what?

quote from later in the article:  “He couldn’t escape the sense that hitting on someone in person had, in a short period of time, gone from normal behavior to borderline creepy.”

This study contradicts your study:  https://www.theonion.com/teen-boys-losing-virginity-earlier-and-earlier-report-1819595647?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=theonion_copy&utm_campaign=top

Is fantasy and masturbation counted as sex?

 
 
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06 January 2019 11:34
 
Skipshot - 05 January 2019 02:22 PM
unsmoked - 05 January 2019 12:49 PM

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/

Third paragraph in this long article . . . Wait, Teen Vogue ran a guide to what?

quote from later in the article:  “He couldn’t escape the sense that hitting on someone in person had, in a short period of time, gone from normal behavior to borderline creepy.”

This study contradicts your study:  https://www.theonion.com/teen-boys-losing-virginity-earlier-and-earlier-report-1819595647?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=theonion_copy&utm_campaign=top

Well, here’s another quote from my study.  “Iris observed that her female friends, who were mostly single, were finding more and more value in their friendships. “I’m 33, I’ve been dating forever, and, you know, women are better,” she said. “They’re just better.” She hastened to add that men weren’t bad; in fact, she hated how anti-male the conversations around her had grown. Still, she and various platonic female friends—most of whom identified as straight—were starting to play roles in one another’s lives that they might not be playing if they had fulfilling romantic or sexual relationships. For instance, they’d started trading lesbian-porn recommendations, and were getting to know one another’s preferences pretty well. Several women also had a text chain going in which they exchanged nude photos of themselves. “It’s nothing but positivity,” she said, describing the complimentary texts they’d send one another in reply to a photo (“Damn, girl, your tits!”). She wasn’t ready to swear off men entirely. But, she said, “I want good sex.” Or at least, she added, “pretty good sex.”

So, what if a famous astrophysicist said to his young intern as she was looking through the telescope, “Damn girl, your tits!’  It’s all so confusing.

 
 
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