While we are waiting on Tyson to pick just the right place and time for his apology, consider how he was posturing just a few days before:
I have explicit memory of those words being spoken by the President. I reacted on the spot, making note for possible later reference in my public discourse. Odd that nobody seems to be able to find the quote anywhere — surely every word publicly uttered by a President gets logged.
FYI: There are two kinds of failures of memory. One is remembering that which has never happened and the other is forgetting that which did. In my case, from life experience, I’m vastly more likely to forget an incident than to remember an incident that never happened. So I assure you, the quote is there somewhere. When you find it, tell me. Then I can offer it to others who have taken as much time as you to explore these things.
One of our mantras in science is that the absence of evidence is not the same as evidence of absence.
And thus spoketh Mr. Science. I like how he uses The Power of Reason to conclude “the quote is there somewhere” and then instructs Davis to bring it to him after Davis is supposed to find it. Such arrogance. Such certainty. Such ignorant arrogance.
If you read the whole thing thing, it becomes quite clear that the famous Atheist Scientist does not care about the data. It doesn’t really matter if it exists. He cares only about furthering the narrative. The end justifies the means.