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Neil deGrasse Tyson: “What we need most is a Truth Force”

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “What we need most is a Truth Force”

Tyson also indicated that he would be OK with the formation of the US Space Force.

As Americans discuss and debate the possible creation of a US Space Force, those who follow Twitter were treated to a novel perspective on the proposal by famed astrophysicist and author, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

While he might accept the formation of the 6th branch of the US military, Tyson offered an idea for an entirely different type of government entity.

The quip is very disturbing, especially for a scientist who should know that one era’s truth can quickly become another one’s heresy.

Furthermore, the social media giants’ current tactic of squelching of free speech in the name of “truth” is silencing non-progressive voices that are needed to create an environment where assertions are challenged, hypotheses are tested, and theories are formulated based on real data, not on what “reality” should be based on the science du jour. One has to wonder if Tyson’s “Truth Force” is already operational.

This has not been Tyson’s first bite at the poisoned fruit of “truth” control, either.

But more broadly, the notion that the government should be tasked with defining and enforcing truth cuts broadly against the notion of a free republic. That’s nothing new from deGrasse Tyson, who yearns to control everyone’s thought process from above.

In Rationalia, presumably deGrasse Tyson is king. And the king shall allow no other gods:

Finally, “proven” science has been “disproven” so often that the word “proven” should probably be removed from serious scientific discussion. A few years ago, too many eggs, too much fat, and too much salt was a danger to life and health. Recent research has shown that most of the food science “truths” were dangerous falsehoods.

Data supporting how awful this idea includes the tweet from PolitiFact (famed for wanting to hire progressive flamethrower Alan Grayson to improve its credibility), which indicated that it could act as the “Truth Force”.

Additionally, a few historians offer supporting information:

And there are the classic literature references.

However, I would like to give some props to Tyson, who did not dismiss the Space Force proposal out-of-hand. In a recent interview, he indicated that it was not a fundamentally flawed idea if the US Air Force, which currently manages all the US GPS and space capabilities, is overwhelmed with the ever-increasing demands of space defense and operational support.


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The Left is all in favor of censorship, provided they get to pick what is censored.

    MattMusson in reply to georgfelis. | August 23, 2018 at 9:55 am

    At this point in time you can separate the Left from the Right by their commitment to Free Speech.

    Right For —- Left Against.

    I remember when the Left campaigned as the Champions of Free Speech and the ACLU championed all Civil Rights. Now the Orwell proverb has come true: some are more equal than others.

He’s a charlatan

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Fen. | August 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Demcrat brain wash deep in this juan.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Fen. | August 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I agree. I think he has an affirmative and superficial education. He appears to be a showman, talking a good line.

    One telling point, is instead of doing meaningful research, he in show biz.

      Close The Fed in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Agree with Justice Delivered. Watched him in a Monk debate against Peterson and I forget who else, and his arguments were illogical, superficial, artificial and always a stretch.

      Shallowly disingenuous. Obvious.

The “truth” according to whom?

And this Truth Force can put out a helpful and informative newsletter. Maybe call it something like . . . oh, I don’t know . . . how about Truth. Maybe make it a bit more exotic multi-culti and call it Pravda. Or how about Believe It . . . or Else?

Of all the things government can’t be trusted to do, “truth” may be the one it can’t be trusted to do the most.

People toss around words like “Marxist” so much that little meaning has survived. Nevertheless, Tyson seems to me to show very strong intellectual affinity with Karl M. Karl considered his ideas very scientific, too. Infallible, even. Of course the only “truth” is that he was dead wrong.


Any credible institution will be undermined by people that are looking to advance their views. That’s what we’ve seen recently nearly across the board. We’re living in the age of corruption.

Q: Why does anyone NEED a gun?

A: Because so many Marxist ass-hats think the government should control EVERYTHING, even the definition of “truth.”

thalesofmiletus | August 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm

I can’t bring myself to care what the director of a glorified movie theater thinks about this or any issue, for that matter. Black Science Guy’s greatest claim to fame is that he once jilted Carl Sagan by going to Harvard instead of Cornell.

David Hogg designed some cute little armbands your Truth Squad can wear;

And “Truth Squad” sounds so lame and yesterday. How about instead… something with more style like “Red Guard”

On Twitter, David “@Iowahawkblog” Burge once wisely wrote, “I’ll let you ban hate speech when you let me define it. Deal?”

The same point goes for anyone attempting to set up any kind of “truth force”. If you wouldn’t trust anyone other than your “own people” to define the criteria, GFY with a red hot poker.

DieJustAsHappy | August 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm

As an astrophysicist he may be an expert when it comes heavenly bodies, but some of his ideas make no earthly sense.

    He’s primarily a “science communicator,” not a research scientist. And, based upon his communications, more than just a bit of a jackass.

Char Char Binks | August 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm


From the party of “the science is settled.” Human gender and catsup? Both have 57 varieties.

Marxism is the opiate of intellectual class.

    Close The Fed in reply to Tiki. | August 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Okay, Tiki, I upvoted you and that was an ERROR. Don’t insult intellectuals with that kind of accusation.

    It’s more the opiate for those with more money and more time than intellect!

A ‘truth’ squad and federal control of all elections; there is nothing worse than idiots voting, especially idiots that form their their own ideas.

Citizens can’t be trusted to know the truth, but the Truth Force will be run by citizens. Is that about right, Tyson?

Why did you give that idiot a headline?

“new constitution with one line”

The government is going to f-ck us up the ass no matter what so let’s make it as small as possible.

Mikey? Do you recall how silly actors sound when they try to explain science? That’s how you sound when you stumble into political science.

OTOH, you ARE an actor who tries to explain science. You even faked a Greenhouse Gas experiment on national television.

Can’t stand this bloviating buffoon Tyson.

Alan McIntire | August 23, 2018 at 7:29 am

From Ronald Reagan’s “HUAC” testimony:

“Mr. STRIPLING: Would you say that this clique has attempted to dominate the guild?

Mr. REAGAN: Well, sir, by attempting to put their own particular views on various issues, I guess in regard to that you would have to say that our side was attempting to dominate, too, because we were fighting just as hard to put over our views, in which we sincerely believed
Mr. STRIPLING: Mr. Reagan, what is your feeling about what steps should be taken to rid the motion-picture industry of any Communist influences, if they are there?

Mr. REAGAN: Well, sir . . . 99 percent of us are pretty well aware of what is going on, and I think within the bounds of our democratic rights, and never once stepping over the rights given us by democracy, we have done a pretty good job in our business of keeping those people’s activities curtailed. After all, we must recognize them at present as a political party. On that basis we have exposed their lies when we came across them, we have opposed their propaganda, and I can certainly testify that in the case of the Screen Actors Guild we have been eminently successful in preventing them from, with their usual tactics, trying to run a majority of an organization with a well organized minority.

I would say in opposing those people that the best thing to do is to make democracy work. In the Screen Actors Guild we make it work by insuring everyone a vote and by keeping everyone informed. I believe that, as Thomas Jefferson put it, if all the American people know all of the facts they will never make a mistake.”


I believe that Ronald Reagan’s views were correct, and those of HUAC, modern “Progressives” like Tyson, etc., are incorrect. If you are afraid that your evil opponents’ ‘irrational lying propaganda’
can persuade people to switch their stance despite your ‘reasonable arguments’ , there’s a good chance that YOU are the one spouting the ‘irrational lying propaganda’.

Just what they want: A Ministry of Truth.

My God. He looks like he’s stoned to the bone.

This is what affirmative action looks like and winds up lessening peoples respect for those who hired them.

He may have the qualifications but after hearing some of the stuff he says you begin to wonder if those degrees were really earned.

The personification of an arrogant elitist a-hole.

On TV they try to get us to believe this Tyson guy is SMART!!

Tyson was never a varsity athlete.