The Corner

The Neil DeGrasse Tyson Affair

reaches its sorry end. Sean Davis says Tyson acted like a “dishonest politician” when he made up a quote from George W. Bush; that’s certainly how Tyson is acting now in spinning the incident.

If I am reading Tyson’s latest comment correctly, he believes that when Bush said that God named the stars, Bush meant that we got the names we use for the stars directly from God: that Christians, or at least Christians of Bush’s stripe, believe that God told us the names of the stars and that we then started calling the stars by those names. I think that’s what he’s saying, but I almost can’t believe it because it is so awesomely stupid.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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