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Who Does Not Like Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on the Bill Maher show on July 25, 2014. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Tyson in the summer of 2011. I found him to be a remarkably intelligent man with insights into the cosmos that continue to inspire me to this day. You can read about this […]

Contemplations with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins

In the teachings of the Buddha, there is a practice known as the five contemplations. What are the five contemplations? I am of the nature to grow old; I cannot escape old age. I am of the nature to have ill health; I cannot escape sickness. I am of the nature to die; I cannot […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Time Scales

Time Scales I love comparing time scales of things.  That’s a favorite past time of the astrophysicist. In fact, there’s a very cute, and forgive me for not remembering the name of it, once you look it up it will be more effort. There was a movie short that was, that I had either won […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Consciousness

Consciousness So yeah, well that was the first thing we talked about was survival.  And the interesting thing about the cyanobacteria, the question I have about them is were they conscious of that?  Was there any consciousness there? I’m not going to judge whether our definition of consciousness which of course is still generating huge […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Self

Buddhist Thought and The Self Let’s see, in Buddhist thought, the first order of learning is your own self realization.  The second order of learning is from your “guru” if you have one – your teacher.  And the third order… Is sensei used in that? Sensei is more used in martial arts. I didn’t know […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Co-dependent Arising, Interbeing, and Impermanence

Co-dependent Arising, Interbeing, and Impermanence So the Buddhist principle that I wanted to bring up first was this idea of co-dependent arising.  In other words, when causes and conditions are such then something will arise.  And when those conditions are no longer present, something will go away.  So the formation of life on earth had […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Nirvana

Nirvana The first principle was the principle that when causes and conditions are right, things manifest then.  The causes and conditions aren’t there, whatever was supposed to manifest won’t.  It’s like the storm did not manifest. Right and what’s the value of that? The value of that has to do with deeply understanding changes in […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Exoplanets

Exoplanets So what are the latest discoveries that have to do with exoplanets right now? I was just building the inventory for the planets right now.  And it’s up in the thousands, through a dedicated telescope which is… Is that the Fermi telescope? No, no. no.  Kepler.  And it’s measuring what we call transits. You […]

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: Interview With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought The following interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson took place in his office on May 26, 2011. Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of […]

Interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Available Now – Cosmology and Buddhist Thought (see below) In May of 2011, I had the distinguished pleasure to interview Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in […]