Neil Degrasse Tyson Angers Vegans With Twitter Comment

I’ve learned that rule number one in life is to never put too much stock into man, because they'll often times disappoint you. That's the fatal flaw in man: that we're inherently imperfect the day we’re born. And it's immediately what I thought when noted astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson put his fat astrophysicist foot in his mouth and posted on twitter that 'cows are biological machines that turn grass into steak'. I don’t know why a man that has been quoted as saying ‘Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not’ would stoop to that type of social buffonery, but it goes back to that whole being human and imperfect thing.

For many vegans, it's a discouraging comment from a man of science and all things universal, but let's look at it objectively. I, admittedly, have never been a NDT fan. Why? Not 100% sure, but the easy answer is something like I've always felt he was a blowhard pseudo-scientist, know-it-all, that's talked a lot more than he's actually done.

He's kind of like Bob Villa in many ways. Talking on TV more than he’s doing in the actual field. ‘Cause when you really think about it, where are the results? The only thing Dr. Tyson has admittedly ever discovered is a ‘love for the stars’. But what the hell does that even mean? Where's the time travel or cosmic understanding? Where's the link to other planets and man’s earthly meaning? Where is... anything, other than a Harvard degree and a lot of hot air?

Vegans are upset at Dr. Tyson, but in all actuality – they shouldn’t be. Vegans, daily, do something that truly matters. NDT serves as director of the Hayden Planetarium. Don’t know what that is? Trust me, you’re not the only one.

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