Dr Neil Tyson’s “disturbing” thought for the day

The Guardian’s tame particle physicist, Jon Butterworth, is “playing truant” from the LHC at Cern to attend the Boost 2011 meeting at Princeton.  But he’s left a link-tastic post on the results so far.  Meanwhile, the Big G’s GrrlScientist points to director of the Hayden Planetarium, New York, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, explaining one of his “disturbing thoughts”.

As an aside, the paper, “The Origin of Chemical Elements”, was published in the 1 April 1948 issue of the Physical Review. The authors were Ralph Alpher, Hans Bethe [in abstenia], and George Gamow – it’s know as the Alpher-Bethe-Gamow paper.

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  • From his introductory remarks, it would appear that the “disturbing thought” is the second item that he talks about, which is not recorded in this video.

  • Pete Baker

    It is there, Andrew.

    It just might not be that “disturbing” as such.

  • Cynic2

    Im not disturbed at all. I am more disturbed by some of the life here on earth