Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Wrong!

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Bt Dave Scott, Host, Spaced Out Radio

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Wrong!

The controversial topic of UFOs/UAPs in the mainstream crept up again when famous scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson was recently asked in an interview as to whether or not aliens exist, and the idea that we aren’t alone in the universe.  Now the ever popular Tyson, who is a brilliant astrophysicist, has made it his job over the decades to be one of the most popular voices on space, and the expanse of our universe.  He’s championed NASA and SpaceX and the efforts people are making to expand our knowledge into the final frontier.  However when it comes to UFOs, bah!  Tyson wants none of it.
On March 4th, Tyson wrote a tweet stating “Not knowing what it is, does not count as evidence for knowing what it is.” This tweet sent UFO Twitter into a frenzy, because Tyson has been very critical of the idea that space ships and little grey men are visiting the planet.  As a scientist, he wants proof.  He wants the landing on the front of the White House lawn.  Now I am not a scientist, nor do I try to play one like some in the UFO community.  But Tyson’s ignorance to look deeply into the topic really highlights some of the pitfalls we have in bringing the subject of ufology into the mainstream limelight.  Like it or not, the To The Stars Academy was able to crash through that barrier with the media.  But for scientists like Tyson, who have a lot of pull with the mainstream, it’s still a work in progress.

It doesn’t take a genius to be able to see the brilliant minds that are working on this subject from a scientific perspective.  It’s actually quite easy.  Harvard Theoretical Physicist Avi Loeb took a lot of heat from the scientific community for coming out and saying that Oumuamua was likely something alien entering our solar system.  There was no official picture of Oumuamua, however, Loeb was convinced that this was some sort of visitation that couldn’t be ruled out, especially with the way the foreign object was acting and reacting to planetary gravity as it flew on by.  Does this mean Loeb could be wrong?  Of course it does.  However, the possibility that Loeb is right, and we did get visited, well, to be honest it can’t be ruled out.

But back to Tyson.  Tyson over the last few years has been highly critical of the evidence or lack there of when it comes to UFOs.  He dismissed the three Nimitz videos, (Go Fast, Tic Tac and Gimbal), has too hazy to determine what the objects could be.  He has dismissed, almost with an arrogance, all the pilots both commercial and military who’ve had close encounters with strange objects.  Pilots are like Doctors.  They are some of the most highly trained and brightest individuals on this planet.  They work in an area where they can tell the difference between a batman balloon and an object making maneuvers and flying at speeds that are undeniable and go against human physics.  How does a scientist, whose job is to test the limits and to push to find what’s unknown, be so negative towards the ample amounts of evidence that is out there? But it goes further than this.

It’s obvious Tyson also ignores the work of the SCU, otherwise known as the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies.  This is a group of scientists from around the world who have come together to further the study of this phenomenon.  On the SCU website,, it states “The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU) is a think tank of scientists, researchers and professionals stretching across organizations, governments and industries to scientifically and publicly explore anomalous phenomena known around the world as UAPs, UFOs, USOs and OVNIs.” What they do?  “We conduct, promote and encourage the rigorous scientific examination of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP), commonly known as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).  We utilize scientific principles, methodologies and practices in the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena observed and reported around the globe. We provide scientific case analysis to support witness cases, other scientific organizations, and government entities who are looking for the certitude of facts for this phenomenon.”

Let’s talk about the other scientists and engineers who are working diligently on this subject to try and understand what’s going on?  Dr. Diana Pasulka has been working on the history of ET and UFO phenomenon.  What about Steve McDaniel who has engineered a machine, called SkyHub, that is working on tracking anomalous aerial phenomenon.  Dr. Bob McGwier, who retired last year as one of the science and mathematics board members at Virginia Tech University.  Is Bob all of the sudden not credible because he’s now searching for alien life?  What about Dr. Eric Davis who has worked closely with the U.S. Government, as an Astrophysicist and advisor to the Pentagon regarding off-world vehicles?  What about the late Stanton Friedman?  The late nuclear physicist, who was respected by many in the scientific community for his research into everything from Roswell to dozens of UFO sightings and alien encounters around the world.  Did he all of the sudden lose his credibility because he went into the world of ‘Woo’?   Credible people from the late Ben Rich to Steve Justice, both formerly of Lockheed Skunkworks seemed to believe in the technology that was out there.  You have to be pretty smart to be in the positions they were in.  This list goes on and on.   Has Tyson had conversations with Lue Elizondo, Chris Mellon, Stanford’s Dr. Gary Nolan, Jacques Vallee, Jim Semivan, Dr. Hal Puthoff, Dr. Michael Masters, and hundreds of others who are enlightened to the fact that the current evidence does show there is something going on!  Apparently NDT didn’t get the memo!

Now I don’t know too much about science or how things work, but I’m bright enough to know that science is not opinion.  To break science down to terminology the majority of us can understand, it’s the proving or disproving of theory.  Yet when it comes to UFOs and the UAP Phenomenon, science really does seem to be thrown out the window.  It’s about grants.  It’s about tenure.  It’s about position of authority to be a voice of reason.  Tyson shows that he’s a brilliant man, but his opinion overtakes the reality of the evidence that is out there.  Is it arrogance?  Is it ignorance?  I don’t know?  I’ve never talked to the man.  But it’s not doing him any favours to refute evidence when he refuses to believe the subject is very real.