Neil DeGrasse Tyson Interviews Stephen Colbert

  • Published: 28 November 2018
  • The periodic tables have turned, as Neil DeGrasse Tyson takes over the Late Show and interviews Stephen about philosophy, religion, and The Lord of the Rings.

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Comments • 3 006

  • Vishal 1102
    Vishal 1102  19 hours back

    Who knows? Maybe Stephen would be right about super intelligent jellyfish

    • ORO Woodworks
      ORO Woodworks  19 hours back

      Dropping that Neutral Milk Hotel.

      • Verfolger
        Verfolger  1 weeks back

        Who is this funny Stephen guy? He should have a Show

        • NobleDesignMedia
          NobleDesignMedia  1 weeks back

          Mr. Colbert's eloquent treatis on his faith starting at about 6:26 was not only poetic but a beautifully logical construction of how he arrives at having faith and evidence coexist in his mind and heart. I will always be grateful for his thoughtful clarity.

          • Steve J
            Steve J  2 weeks back

            7:21 look at his face lmao, never seen tyson so speechless

            • Spencer buss
              Spencer buss  2 weeks back

              Colbert is the only person who can tell you why he is a catholic and not sound full of shit

              • Heleve Joergon
                Heleve Joergon  2 weeks back

                We need to have more honest discussions like this and quit taking sides. Atheism is just as profound as Theism.

                • Heleve Joergon
                  Heleve Joergon  2 weeks back

                  As of this comment, American youth are now 60% non-believers with no religious affiliation. Looking good! Thanks Neil.

                  • nikita
                    nikita  2 weeks back

                    mr colbert out here quoting neutral milk hotel

                    • Hank Hill
                      Hank Hill  3 weeks back

                      Tyson is genuinely kind...
                      He prefaced with:(loosely translated) you're father made a living using SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE.. then asked if he would "rather know or not know" (this is to get you out of your typical religious mindset) and Colbert answered "I would rather know", so far Tyson has just proved that Colbert not only benefited from science and evidence, but also how it makes more sense (better to know not know) then ask Colbert why if he answered this way, how could he still hold his religious views... Colbert then does the typical cop out of saying oh well since we don't know it DOESN'T exist it's okay to believe in religious figures... but he says it in a very wordy fashion that makes it sound as if he's won the argument...tyson looks at him like...yeah right but let's him off the hook...god how I wish Christopher Hitchens was still alive... would have hitch slapped the shit out of colbert with reason.

                      • davebrubeck
                        davebrubeck  4 weeks back

                        I love the Neutral Milk Hotel ref Stephen casually drops in the middle of his explanation of his faith - how strange indeed.

                        • Robert Rossignol
                          Robert Rossignol  4 weeks back

                          "How strange it is to be anything at all." Stephen quotes Neutral Milk Hotel when explaining his faith.

                          • Shaban Saba
                            Shaban Saba  4 weeks back

                            Stephen Colbert sounds like a constipated philosopher and a closet Atheist.

                            But still a great comedian.

                            • MaxOG
                              MaxOG  1 months back

                              I believe it's better not to know but spend your life trying to obtain that knowledge

                              • sayomi9
                                sayomi9  1 months back

                                Science meets Philosophy. I love it.

                                • sayomi9
                                  sayomi9  1 months back

                                  Humans 1000 years from now, looking at super intelligent jellyfish: HOW DID HE KNOW?!

                                  • Biofan813
                                    Biofan813  1 months back

                                    Dang Steven. Well articulated.

                                    • Geo Mantilla
                                      Geo Mantilla  1 months back

                                      What a show. 🐉🖤

                                      • Doris
                                        Doris  1 months back

                                        Two giants in their field. This was supreme television.

                                        • Ms. Nobody
                                          Ms. Nobody  1 months back

                                          At 6:15 1 of 3 things happen ..... LMFO so he gave the screen the finger cuz he didn’t like Neil making jokes bout his father , or he was sayin Fuck you to the writers that made Neil bring his father up or that he was sayin Fuck you to his father ! Bet nobody ever noticed that but the ppl it was meant for lmao I think it was for the writers they know him best !

                                          • Smiley Joe
                                            Smiley Joe  1 months back


                                            BUT NOT FROM ME

                                            • Olive Papyrus
                                              Olive Papyrus  1 months back

                                              Such nerds, I love it.

                                              • Kaleb Adama
                                                Kaleb Adama  1 months back

                                                That was just delightful:-)

                                              • Kaleb Adama
                                                Kaleb Adama  1 months back

                                                Life. The universe. And everything. <3

                                                • Zina Right
                                                  Zina Right  1 months back

                                                  As a believing scientist, this is gold !

                                                  • Katharina Tucholski
                                                    Katharina Tucholski  1 months back

                                                    I just want to hang out with Stephen and have him talk the whole time

                                                    • saifi
                                                      saifi  1 months back

                                                      4:23.. That expression, man!!!

                                                      • DPB
                                                        DPB  1 months back

                                                        I’m not a believer.. but I respect Stephens answers

                                                        • Orun Makarov
                                                          Orun Makarov  1 months back

                                                          Stephen if you know a lot about science, and care about truth and evidence, why do you believe in a religion that obviously denies evolution?

                                                          • Jan truitt
                                                            Jan truitt  1 months back

                                                            Ha Ha Ha!
                                                            Love this show!
                                                            But I think that Stephen is very very wrong!

                                                            • Andre Anderson
                                                              Andre Anderson  2 months back

                                                              Religion is belief into the Matrix type universe. Lol like Jesus or Mohammed are like engineers and they are like okay guys, this is a final project, stop fucking it up! I have to get a C to pass.

                                                              • Andre Anderson
                                                                Andre Anderson  2 months back

                                                                4:00 hahaha

                                                                • ZenobiatheAngry BlackWomanRussell

                                                                  My faith comes from the belief of a power greater than myself...

                                                                  • Bthsr71
                                                                    Bthsr71  2 months back

                                                                    I got to see Neil live. Totally made up for being sick that day and running on empty.

                                                                    • alex hurley
                                                                      alex hurley  2 months back

                                                                      Steven Colbert is Ted Mosby confirmed.

                                                                      • Visionze
                                                                        Visionze  2 months back


                                                                        • LFC 77
                                                                          LFC 77  2 months back

                                                                          Your faith comes from a stupid place, Stephen. Like any religious faith does.

                                                                          • Stimulator7
                                                                            Stimulator7  2 months back

                                                                            pfft. come off it stephen.

                                                                            • Adam o
                                                                              Adam o  2 months back

                                                                              Im pretty sure this was filmed in another universe. In my universe Colbert sits on the right side

                                                                              • Luke G
                                                                                Luke G  2 months back

                                                                                That's bad ass they got Colbert on his own show that's awesome

                                                                                • Marcelina Perez
                                                                                  Marcelina Perez  2 months back

                                                                                  @6:15 !!!😄🙏😍❤👍!!!
                                                                                  Well put! Thank you Stephen for using your ability to articulate like no other.

                                                                                  • Eric De León
                                                                                    Eric De León  2 months back

                                                                                    There he goes again, interrupting people... Neil is hard to listen to sometimes.

                                                                                    • Eric De León
                                                                                      Eric De León  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Silver Bat yes... I’m aware. Is there a point you were trying to make?

                                                                                    • Silver Bat
                                                                                      Silver Bat  3 weeks back

                                                                                      He's an astrophysicist

                                                                                  • Hanamichi Sakuragi
                                                                                    Hanamichi Sakuragi  2 months back

                                                                                    I thoroughly enjoyed this

                                                                                    • robrcx
                                                                                      robrcx  2 months back

                                                                                      I’ve liked Stephen for many years and will continue to do so, but his reasoning for being religious is remarkably bad.

                                                                                      • robrcx
                                                                                        robrcx  2 months back

                                                                                        Scott Derail I am not trying to be argumentative, I am simply responding to your message as you did to mine. And sorry, but I completely disagree.

                                                                                      • Scott Derail
                                                                                        Scott Derail  2 months back

                                                                                        @robrcx I am agreeing with parts of what your saying there yet your still being argumentative. I certainly never said anyone ever needs their feeling sheltered lol. It's not walking on egg shells to say that some critiques people make on religion just don't translate in actual discussion or reflection of views.

                                                                                      • robrcx
                                                                                        robrcx  2 months back

                                                                                        Scott Derail Any person who believes has their own reasons. Whether those reasons are philosophical arguments or personal testimony or even just that they “feel” it’s true, they are all subject to criticism.
                                                                                        It’s not a straw man to call the stories of religions fairytales. By fairytales I mean bullshit stories which is exactly what they are. Some have kernels of truth to them, but those kernels are surrounded by the fiction of magic and mysticism.
                                                                                        And who are you to say what the right arguments are? People change their minds for different reasons. Some people need to have it presented to them in a “walking on eggshells” fashion, others react to bluntness and ridicule. If I say Christianity is based on bullshit fairytales, that might be the first time someone has heard that. And while it might upset them at first, perhaps later on they start to think about how there really are many similarities between the stories of their holy book and the stories they read as children. This is why multiple approaches are needed. You need both the firebrands and the non-firebrands, because they both are effective.
                                                                                        I can tell you from personal experience that not everyone needs to have their feelings sheltered in order to realize they are wrong.

                                                                                      • Scott Derail
                                                                                        Scott Derail  2 months back

                                                                                        @robrcx Agreed. But the question posed to him was about what his own reasoning not what you or I can do. Furthermore it's a straw man fallacy to compare this to fairy tales. It just turns religious people off from listening. The overall decline in religion shows that the right arguments can change people's minds.

                                                                                      • robrcx
                                                                                        robrcx  2 months back

                                                                                        Scott Derail You can appreciate your existence without invoking fairytales.

                                                                                    • soul Hills
                                                                                      soul Hills  2 months back

                                                                                      depends on what the known is

                                                                                      • M bS
                                                                                        M bS  2 months back

                                                                                        Parallel universe

                                                                                        • Jules Iglesia
                                                                                          Jules Iglesia  2 months back

                                                                                          Even though I'm not a Catholic, I'm glad that we have Christian representatives like Stephen Colbert on popular television who can discuss faith and evidence intelligently. Not all Christians are the mindless stereotype people think about. There is a middle ground.

                                                                                          • ReX
                                                                                            ReX  2 months back

                                                                                            This is much better than the Tyson Report where he engaged in identity politics all the time and nobody could read their viewpoint in the sarcasm.