As many are aware, Bobby Ray believes that the planet is flat, and took to his Twitter account to explain as such. The acclaimed astrophysicist politely refuted his claims, using relatively sound (and scientific) evidence to back up his argument and suggested that an individual in a relative position of influence like B.o.B should be careful when wielding such influence over others (in which he, once again, politely used relatively sound evidence). B.o.B then responded with a diss track, “Flatline.” Tyson’s nephew, Stephen, then responded with his own diss song, “Flat To Fact.”
Finally, Neil himself returned to Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore in a humorous sketch which once again refutes Bobby Ray’s claims. Loaded with subtle shots at “presidential candidates,” more scientific evidence to back up his claims and more. It’s only one month into 2016, and everything is active.