Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest Christmas tweet has upset many people
Neil deGrasse Tyson is back to inject some science into fantasy conversations, maybe destroying Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Tyson resorted to Twitter to inform his fans that Santa’s annual accomplishment would not be achievable.
For Santa to deliver gifts to all Christians in the world in one night, he must travel at hypersonic speeds, vaporising his reindeer and sleigh, the astronomer stated. “Just sayin,” he said.
This is what Tyson is renowned for in pop cultural circles. To which Tyson was replied: “Being pedantically correct for a living is getting less & less endearing, dude,” Another quipped that their youngster had read the message and lost faith in Santa.
Tyson has a history of similar conduct, with some criticism. Like when he chose to scientifically check Star Wars for The Force Awakens. It would have slid wildly on the sand, he wrote at the time, and later in the film. A star’s power may be leveraged for targeted attacks, and he has long supported the world’s Anti-Pluto critics.
He’s trolled Christmas before. Tyson reportedly cracked a few jokes at Christmas 2014. “On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world,” Tyson wrote humorously. Isaac Newton, born December 25, 1642. He also poked fun at the present Christmas celebration, tracing its evolution. “Happy Holidays! Religious holiday (BC) from a Pagan holiday (AD). It’s a shopping holiday (USA).”
The scientist appears to be targeting the otherworldly character formerly played by Tim Allen on the big screen.