Tempting as it might be to live-blog, there are folks out there doing a far better job than I ever cold, so I’ll simply point you in their direction ..
- Friendly Atheist has been live-blogging the sessions here … with some help from some friends, and also some cool pictures as well, plus a link to that Tyson vs Dawkins video.
Twitter has of course been in full swing, to tune in, you can tap the #TAM9 Twitter feed here. But if not bothered, then to help bring back the day, here are a few of the tweets that I liked … enjoy
- When the #TAM9 DVD comes out, the space panel alone will make it worth the price. – Phil Plait
- “philosophers basically invented atheism.” Tyson says less than 1% of philosophers are religious. Elite scientists? 7% religious.- Jennifer Ouellette
- Germany has buildings with negatively numbered floors below street level, but most U.S. elevators don’t have a 13th floor. – Jim Lippard
- @neiltyson You and Bill Nye need to do a buddy cop tv how – Jennifer McCreight
- NCSE is expanding their brief to cover climate change denial as well as creationism…good news! – PZ Myers
- Richard Wiseman pitched a TV show called CoffinCam to show a decaying body. Producers asked if they could use a celebrity. – Jim Lippard
- JREF HQ to move to L.A. except for Asimov library which will stay in FL in new location. Old office closed. – Jim Lippard
- Guest rogue spot on #SGU just auctioned off for $2600 – Jacob Niehus
- Fully expecting attendees to cross out the “14’s” in the elevators now. – Shark Launcher
- The best solo act in Vegas right now: Neil deGrasse Tyson. – Siddharth
- @neiltyson “bilogy = the study of things that come in twos” lol – Dale Roy
- .@neiltyson “it’s moments like that, that remind you why we fought a war to get the hell out of England.” #TAM9 LOL
- Was Bill Nye clapping for tapping a hurricane or tapping a keg? – Jennifer McCreight
- Tyson: “We are experiencing the slow fading of what it means to be American” Increasingly likely that science is happening elsewhere
- “Hi Neil, honor to meet you. I’m the one who suggested a buddy cop show and yelled bikinis. WAIT COME BACK I’M GETTING MY PHD” – Jennifer McCreight
- Tyson played a video w/ this quote of Dawkins quoting another: Science is interesting, and if you don’t agree, you can fuck off. – schnookiekins
- Tyson: “I need to rebut Lawrence.” George hrab: “make it quick, our keynote speaker is a real diva.”
- Pamela gay is shushing neil and getting away with it. Oh god this is so fucking awesome.- Ashley F. Miller
“I wanna go ice fishing on Europa.” Neil Tyson on his fave NASA mission that does not yet exist.
- Lawrence Krauss: let’s not pretend human space travel is for science. It’s for adventure.
Thats it for now folks … I need to go crash for a bit before I head off to hang out with Penn and Teller.