In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 4, 2019
On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…
500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun
Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
It's hard to understand how Tyson couldn't see his tweet's lack of empathy and its smart aleck-iness. Or his poor reasoning -- all of those problems are amenable to preventative actions except walking down an aisle at Walmart.
Tyson should apologize. Instead of his qualified apology (which are never real apologies).
You thought this tweet was being whimsical while informative with the goal to make us think...— YS (@NYinLA2121) August 5, 2019
But bro, this is a spectacular-Fail.
Like earth is flat sorta fail.