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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  • Infinite Mackerel
    Infinite Mackerel  5 days back

    I kind of need Colbert saying “super intelligent jellyfish” as a phone notification

    • Dendrite Digital
      Dendrite Digital  5 days back

      Is it better to know Astrology is true or believe it is not true falsely?

      • Max Caysey
        Max Caysey  6 days back

        Gratitude for a person who did not exist...

        • Graeme Hill
          Graeme Hill  7 days back

          "i have faith in science just like i have science in my faith", "Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Mother Nurture, when you can understand the three , life can barely hurt ya". I identify as human, nothing more nothing less, #NoItULove Evolution.

          • Graeme Hill
            Graeme Hill  7 days back

            super nova's aren't they big explosions??? idk i think i'd rather be a little red dwarf, not so much light but still plenty of warmth in my heart, #LoveMothersHEARTHumanity #LLAP. "without life the universe doesn't exist" "The Gods gave us Life so Life could gift them Time, hence the present" "the chaos in the theory is the unknown variable", like my philosophy, no majors mate i didn't even make it through high school.

            • Kohlenstoffisotop12
              Kohlenstoffisotop12  7 days back

              Does Stephen know that Christ is the personified sun? : >

              • Big Ern Dog
                Big Ern Dog  1 weeks back

                Ask about East Anglia University emails that got hacked about 10 years ago.

                • Dave Duncan
                  Dave Duncan  1 weeks back

                  When Stephen started going on about "faith", he lost 100% of any credibility he may have had.

                  • Tommy Sparks
                    Tommy Sparks  1 weeks back

                    I now have a fear of super-intelligent jellyfish. Thanks 🎏

                    • Zetsuke4
                      Zetsuke4  1 weeks back


                      • Zetsuke4
                        Zetsuke4  1 weeks back

                        Didnt know he was a philosophy major

                        • Rachel Clark
                          Rachel Clark  1 weeks back

                          I would love to see a Street Epistemology conversation between Anthony Magnabosco and Stephen Colbert about Colbert's "faith", which is really just the God of the Gaps Fallacy/Argument From Personal Incredulity

                          • mrdrewcarey
                            mrdrewcarey  1 weeks back

                            I don't think most jellyfish have identifiable brains (from Stephen's last comment), HOWEVER, there is a type of jellyfish that, although it does not have an identifiable brain, it can live forever IF it is not eaten, damaged or falls ill. It will simply plant itself on a surface for a few days, shed it's old tissue, and it will then return and swim away as a perfect genetic match to the original DNA of the jellyfish, but younger. Here we see the possibility of actual proof that it is possible to live forever. There may be a jellyfish alive right now that have been alive for THOUSANDS of years, but were just lucky enough not to have gotten sick or eaten.

                            • KeepOut
                              KeepOut  1 weeks back

                              I WANT MORE!

                              • michael king
                                michael king  2 weeks back

                                I don't know if it will be extremely funny or extremely scary that the answer is actually Jelly Fish

                                • Ilya Liviz
                                  Ilya Liviz  2 weeks back

                                  Mr. Colbert gave some great answers; when is he coming back on the show? :)

                                  • Dianne Lo
                                    Dianne Lo  2 weeks back

                                    Best segment I’ve seen in 10 years. Love how Colbert keeps calling him Neil de Grasse Tyson.

                                    • Avirup Bandyopadhyay
                                      Avirup Bandyopadhyay  2 weeks back

                                      Two well-spoken men on Late night TV. Hard to find in the era of mindless pictionary.

                                      • I VisiBomb I
                                        I VisiBomb I  3 weeks back

                                        Steven has the same mindset i have, and im Jewish!
                                        until i know for sure how matter came to be, i can't deny the possibility of god creating matter itself.
                                        the thing is, you cant know for sure, because before everything existed, there was nothing, and you cant observe nothing, because its not there to be observed.

                                      • Angel
                                        Angel  3 weeks back

                                        Neil DeGrasse Tyson is so damn annoying with his derivative bullshit which he even gets wrong, because super novas are not the brightest thing in the cosmos... He can't help himself but act like he knows more than anyone about the universe.

                                        • Salah Salah
                                          Salah Salah  3 weeks back

                                          He thinks he knows everything

                                          • EuRice Queen
                                            EuRice Queen  4 weeks back

                                            "Still be Catholic and still question your Church." Amen! This is why i get head to head with my priest friends. I love my religion. I do but i won't blindly take everything the clergy teaches.

                                            • Patt Adams
                                              Patt Adams  4 weeks back

                                              1:10 so you talked about the number 42?

                                              • Alain Maitre
                                                Alain Maitre  1 months back

                                                Theism and atheism and christianity and islam and gnostic and agnostic are not the truth . The truth is the unity in impartiality . Favouritism creates conflicts . Separatism is wrong it breeds violence . Youtube Jiddu Krishnamurti talks at the united nations 1985 . GREAT speech . Carpe diem . Enjoy calmly .

                                                • prezbige
                                                  prezbige  1 months back

                                                  They're the scientific version of The Rock and Kevin Hart

                                                  • Retro Nation
                                                    Retro Nation  1 months back

                                                    Everything these guys talked about was %100 real. Put planet is dying

                                                    • Zulrasham Rahmat
                                                      Zulrasham Rahmat  1 months back

                                                      Why does Neil looks like in 240p?

                                                      • Vishal 1102
                                                        Vishal 1102  1 months back

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

                                                        • ORO Woodworks
                                                          ORO Woodworks  1 months back

                                                          Dropping that Neutral Milk Hotel.

                                                          • Verfolger
                                                            Verfolger  2 months back

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

                                                            • NobleDesignMedia
                                                              NobleDesignMedia  2 months 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 months back

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

                                                                • Spencer buss
                                                                  Spencer buss  2 months 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 months 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 months back

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

                                                                      • nikita
                                                                        nikita  2 months back

                                                                        mr colbert out here quoting neutral milk hotel

                                                                        • Hank Hill
                                                                          Hank Hill  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months back

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

                                                                              • Shaban Saba
                                                                                Shaban Saba  2 months back

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

                                                                                But still a great comedian.

                                                                                • The Apostrophe
                                                                                  The Apostrophe  2 months back

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

                                                                                  • sayomi9
                                                                                    sayomi9  2 months back

                                                                                    Science meets Philosophy. I love it.

                                                                                    • sayomi9
                                                                                      sayomi9  2 months back

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

                                                                                      • Biofan813
                                                                                        Biofan813  2 months back

                                                                                        Dang Steven. Well articulated.

                                                                                        • Geo Mantilla
                                                                                          Geo Mantilla  2 months back

                                                                                          What a show. 🐉🖤

                                                                                          • Doris
                                                                                            Doris  3 months back

                                                                                            Two giants in their field. This was supreme television.

                                                                                            • Mr. Nobody
                                                                                              Mr. Nobody  3 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  3 months back

                                                                                                NDT IS A RAPIST, GOOGLE NDT ACCUSED OF RAPE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF, THEY’RE PROTECTING HIM!

                                                                                                BUT NOT FROM ME