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The Moon, the Tides and why Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Colbert's God

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Join me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheScienceFoundation/277697568961708 Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, host of the PBS...

I really enjoyed listening to this conversation with Neil Degrasse Tyson. I have a new appreciation for the trail that Carl Sagan blazed.
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+nealadamsdotcom Theory of gravity, heard of it? Now that is just a theory according to you, why dont you jump off an 20stories tall building and check if we are just gullible..?
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when carl sagan is one of your heros, you already have a great influence for knowledge.; where did neil get his great sense of humor? .;segan was always very serious.
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Neil is not only into astro physics, he apparently is into everything we have to offer as humans. Science, comedy, technology, history, math, etc. The reason he is intellectual, intelligent, and inspiring is the fact that he is open minded and curious.
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He's funny cause he's black
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3:12 lols check that guy giving Tyson finger messages
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I'm done watching now lol
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The Moon, the Tides and why Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Colbert's God "Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, host of the PBS series NOVA Science Now and co-host (with comedienne Lynne Koplitz) of the radio show Star Talk. He is the author of nine books including his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist and his most recent, The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Plane..." politicians and sceptical taxpayers should definitively watch from here: http://youtu.be/P_Um2VdIKmA?t=35m36s #science   #astrophysics   #neildegrassetyson    #科学   #天体物理学  
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i watch this whole thing wondering why i couldent here it. then at the end i realized that i didnt have my head phones on.
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+chase1146 wow no wonder you couldent here it! so funny haha :)
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From birth one,s brain is programmed with knowledge, Religions rely on this to install their dogma,s ,if you have a child at a faith school you are denying your child the process of free thought , but merely programming in the belief system of the particular faith the school happens to teach . WARNING the headhunters faith school is full of future headhunters .
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The interviewer gives off bad vibes and comes off as a egotistic throughout the interview Tyson picks up on that
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Bitch please, love is the simplest thing to explain... Love is the word to explain "liking so much". Love is when we like so much that you cant live without it (cause you will miss it), so you start to care about it even more than you care about your self, since its existence becomes important to you...Theres no mystery, its just that we like to romanticize it, just like the stupid question "whats the meaning of life?". The 'love' to the offspring darwin can explain.
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+yksnimus Love is an altered state of mind caused by an influx of dopamine.
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+Michael Jones Or the little head's thinking for the big one. wakawaka
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Why does Tyson seem so annoyed with the interviewer at times? It's not like the guy was being an ass or saying/asking stupid stuff. Like when he asked if he was part of the new neuro exhibit. Or when he said transcripts can be helpful referential resource. They can be.. and finding a specific part in a video is million times harder than just Ctrl+F and searching it.
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He is my hero. I venerate him. Brilliant, eloquent and charming. A charismatic spokesperson for rational skepticism in our times.
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Niel D. Tyson: theoretical Astrophysics = he doesn't do real empiric science. Neil D. Tyson: has not done 1 single ground breaking experiment or made any scientific discoveries. Check out his bio... Neil D. Tyson: Got his first major gig raising money for the Hayden Planetarium. Neil D. Tyson: Got famous simply because he removed Pluto as a planet. Neil D. Tyson: Nothing more than a bootleg Carl Sagan; does tours and shows. Neil D. Tyson: Way overrated and has contributed zero to science. Neil D. Tyson: main stream yes boy who raises money from fellow brain dead materialists
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+Rhett Ramsammy​ I'm "knit picking"? Well yeah, if you call pointing out FACTS knit picking! LOL. You are quite possibly the most blind and uninformed person I've met in a very long time. You actually helped my argument by posting Tyson's NON-SCIENTIFIC bio! He's a front man,and he hasn't done SQUAT in terms of scientific endeavors or breakthroughs. Now PRODUCE something scientific (not radio shows, tv shows, or fund raising projects) but REAL SCIENCE. Tyson talks science all day yet has done EXACTLY ZERO. Produce for me the empirical science experiments he has done or be quiet. PS Natural selection is proven wrong through biology and ethics - in particular the nature of man :-)
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Neil is awesome! I enjoyed this video.
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that's lame i use transcripts all the time... thumbs down baby...
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Although NDGT makes a valid point about transcripts - I am currently doing a short Open University course on the moons of the solar system (which is very good) and all the video and audio content is made available as transcripts. Even though I haven't referred to them often, some of the people on the course are quite keen on them because a transcript allows you to go back over what somebody has said and take time to absorb and understand it. Also, there may be deaf or people who are hard of hearing who may not be able to hear the audio track of a video presentation.
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17:00 Pluto was NOT demoted. It was reclassified.
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"interesting for cocktail parties" :D I like the expression
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The perception of good or bad is different with all people. When u look at the painting both may show the "good perception" but for different reasons. So i think in order stimulate the brain to perceive anything a certian way, u need precision on what the observer's meaning "beautiful"
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Anyone else thinks he looks like Cleveland off family guy any case I can't get enough off this man
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The human brain is the only thing on Earth that can know what it is. It is the only thing that ever named itself.
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so nice to hear someone say ;i dont know; instead of; ;god did it;
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I guess intelligence allows rudeness.
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What if the reason why gravity exists in the first place is because the universe is expanding?
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Quote from a Glasgow Uni rag mag in the 70s "If the human brain were simple enough for us to understand, we'd be so stupid that - we couldn't..."
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"All of the energy and matter that existed still exists. Matter does not create energy of itself. The actions of matter enable energy to become manifest".
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SupernalOne     Neal,....in brackets!,......you argue from a first presumption that you are right and all of science is wrong   (To make a point,...yes! )   - if you were to go through the evidence yourself, with an open mind, you would see it.    ( Totally incorrect! ) Example: where I-68 crosses Sideling Hill in Maryland, the ridge itself is folded downward, but the rock strata underneath are folded upward - one can see that sediment layers were laid down and formed bedrock, then they were folded upward along a fault, then were eroded downward on both sides and eroded away - (You'd sort of have to make some sort of point, here. I do not see it!  There is , and has been buckling and folding  from recurving of the continental crust for billions of years. You say that fish fossil are not found on the bottom of the deep oceans - how could anyone go there and excavate?  Geologists and Paleontologists have been excavating, dredging and sampling the  deep oceans since the 1930's!!!)   The seabed is where sediments accumulate, dead fish get buried deeper and deeper, they wouldn't lie about and fossilize on the ocean floor, for robot submersibles to pick up with their robot claws. (Of course they DO you undereducated idiot!  When the scientific community found mo oceanic floor older than 70-80 Million Years old, and no fish fossils older than 70 Million Years Old, they recruited the U.S. Navy (in the late 60's ) to help and assist science to find the ages of the worlds deep oceanic floors.  This work has been going on since then, and continues to today.)  As to fossils and fossilization. Simple dredging and coring would have found fish fossils easily!  Just as these ancient fossils are found on the continental plate , where Shallow Seas once were!   ALL Ancient Fish Fossils, are found on the continental plate!.      Read a book, you  sad fool!
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Colbert's "God"? facepalm
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12:40 I bet that really pissed off the white supremacists , that God turns out to be a black guy. It's bad for me. I don't give a shit what color God's skin is, but he CAN'T be a New Yorker, can he?
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A transcript (or closed-captioning) is vital for the deaf. That in and of itself should be sufficient.  Having said that - it's quite useful for the hearing as well. A transcript makes searching far easier; you can think of it as an index to the video, if you must. It also removes time dependency - I can read (or skim) to find areas of interest far, far faster than waiting on the natural pace of the video. In addition, it can remove ambiguity in what's been said - not everyone enunciates well, and not everyone is a native speaker with their brain adapted to the sounds of the language. It isn't a replacement for human interactivity - but frankly, neither is a video. It's an adjunct - a useful tool to amplify the usefulness of the recording. It enhances communication - show it some love.
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You're damn Right - That's why I think it was kind of stupid of him to make a big fuss out of such a fundamentally practical tool, just a simple, useful, unassuming script. 
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Also it enables us to search. So yeah. Neil was wrong there. But he was kinda jokingly wrong.
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The narrator in the beginning said  "...We are in New York City at an American museum..."  Isn't that kind of obvious? I doubt it the Cuban museum if you're in NYC.
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neil is all talk, no substance.
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38:12 '"The purpose of science is to improve life?' The purpose of science is to understand the natural world!" The purpose of ENGINEERING is to improve life.
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The God of the Gaps:  "God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance, that's getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time goes on."  (Tyson) Freaking BRILLIANT!!!
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As a fellow man with the same first name as you i agree.
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+Matthew Rider "god", whichever god it may be, just packs his bags and moves to some other location, like outside space time. A few christians have told me that's what they believe. It always remains invisible and doesn't do anything, just like the non existent gods.
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Kaelan Dean    (Neal in brackets!)   Theories are built out of facts (Hypotheses, conjecture and supposition.), they are the highest level of 'explanation' in science.  (NO,....FACTS, and TRUTH are the highest level of 'explanation'. ) They are above laws.   ( NO, they are FAR BELOW LAWS!)  Laws make up theories,  (NO, conjecture, an conclusions, right or wrong, are what makes up Theories!0  and theories  ( SEEK )  to explain phenomenon. You make the common mistake of thinking that a theory doesn't have evidence.  (I certainly DO NOT. I assume some poor fool has gathered JUST ENOUGH "FACTS" to for a Theory.  It's sad, really, ho little it takes to postulate a theory!)  It has vast amounts of support from multiple fields before it reaches that level.  (BULLS**T, sir)  in common colloquial English  (That is the language that I speak!  We call it STREET ENGLISH! ) theory meanings a guess or idea, in science those are called concepts and hypothesis.   (And they are called THEORY, Like "The Pangea Theory," or the "accretion Theory of Solar System formation!"    When they've been tested and proven a multitude of times they join with other components to make a theory explaining what happens. (Whic remains a "THEORY" until proven!)   For example the LAWS of gravity  (A codification of THEORY!)  are a small part of the THEORY of relativity. I'm not going to argue,......(HEH, You could 'a fooled me.)
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Another great interview with Neil. Love listening to him talk. Always so insightful.
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I'm not impressed by DeGrasse Tyson - he certainly isn't a new Carl Sagan or Robert Sapolsky, but at least he's less politically influenced than the two I mention. I think DeGrasse Tysons public image is a political message in itself - he's an image of positive stigma towards the people of African decend.
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+Sexxistentialist How is it not a typo, when the meaning is apparent? English is my second language. On second thought, your comment isn't worth a response.
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+Alex Stein Your definition of the word stigma is absolutely Anglo-Saxon, not Greek. Stigma is a Greek noun, and a Greek letter. That is why you interpreted "positive stigma" (in the meaning of "positive mark") as an oxymoron.
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I think you're sort of right Northern85Star.  I do believe that the public at large may benefit from his endeavors on behalf of science but, there's also something about the way he sometimes gets kind of grumpy or authoritarian on his interlocutors, like for example, right at the beginning of this very video, in that awkward attempt to lecture Roger Bingham, and possibly the public, on how useless it is to get an interview's content typed into a script, when compared to the marvels of today's video possibilities.  To me that only reveals some kind of research illiteracy on his part.  It is also a bit arrogant to say: "Didn't we talk enough the last time?"    Well anyway, one way or the other I think it is better to have him out there than not. 
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NDT is a reductionist? :-(
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He's basically saying Empathy, is lost in text.
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neil degrasse tyson is the most intelligent  " person  I have heard speak. even though he s obviously a government schill possibly illumanti. no proof of aliens ? ha ha no seriously can any one believe a colored is that smart ? hes like obama what part of nigga dont you get  ? you can see him cleverly reading that tela prompt like bush does cept gw cant read. no really why wasnt he denouncing the rioters in fergussen ? wen a niggas nose is so far up whiteys ass . what dead nigga ? besides all that bullshit i just said that fella is one impressive mo-fo. especially to all the liberals and to rcists like my self.if he ran for president most here on this board would vote for him.not me.not cause hes black but because he would be bought and paid for .end slavery free yo mind fools.whats this got to do with science who cares
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TIDES GO IN, TIDES GO OUT, YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT. Seriously, Bill O can't possibly believe in that shit.
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09DE14...Roger Bingham is a poor interviewer...he mumbles and doesn't listen.
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Bill O is proof that you don't need rudimentary intelligence to succeed on Faux News. Hell, that would probably disqualify you on that network of nitwits.
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+lexagon I have a theory (I doubt it's just me) that nearly everything he says is in fact show. When Silverman (the American Atheist spokesman) went on the show, he stated afterwords how articulate Bill was in conversation before the show started.. But the second the camera's turned on he did a complete 180. 
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+Gary Sanders Yes, no one could be as idiotic as he seems at times ... but then again, how do you explain Sean Hannity?? 
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The only problem I have with it is that, it was not that s argument was that you couldn't understand it, but that you couldn't explain why it exists at all; you can explain why tide "works", mechanically, but you can't explain why we exist, more or less.  Not that I like Bill o Reily as much. 
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+Brodie Dowdy There is nothing in John Smith's comment that implies we are "top shit". He only states that we have no way of explaining or proving WHY anything exists. YOU however, seem to have all the answers, so I suppose the question of a creator, or creators doesn't matter to you.
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The exact opposite in fact, I have no answers. Why question the purpose of something that is in essence purposeless. I was merely stating an underlining truth. We are not important in this universe because the universe is nothing, an improbability, life is thus and so thus is life.
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  THIS is a DARK AGE of SCIENCE!!!!    IN IT We STILL actually BELIEVE the Universe is EXPANDING....like pre men who have caught a glimpse of the Universe moving outward and decided it exploded in a BIG BANG and is "expanding" outward, cause ,..."Duh, dat's whut it looks like, ta me, ain't it."       Undaunted by new discoveries that the Universe is 'actually' ACCELERATING   outward our fellow chimps have made up new and magical excuses for this exponential expansion......All this in the FACE of the FACT that there is NO SUCH THING in the Physical Sciences as a thing EXPANDING! .....How does one talk to these people???? Reply  · 
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+LloydieP  How much clearer do I need to be?   NEAL IN CAPS LOCK.    MUCH CLEARER!  My POINT is that you are ARROGANT  WHETHER I AM ARROGANT, OR NOT, AND I AM NOT. IS NOT A POINT. IT'S NAME CALLING, BUT NOT A POINT. and way out of your depth calling scientists CHIMPS because they haven't explained EVERYTHING yet. I CALL THEM CHIMPS BECAUSE THEY CALL "THEORIES"    "FACTS" TO HIDE ALL THAT THEY DON'T KNOW. TYSON DOES IT TOO. THERE IS NO HONESTY IN  CALLING THEORIES "FACTS",.....MERELY HIDING THE "EXPERTS" IGNORANCE, FROM THE "GREAT UNWASHED"          IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, WELL, THAT'S SIMPLY TOO BAD "They are very good mimics but provide no new thoughts. LIKE YOU. " But you're smarter than them aren't you? WELL, I AM PROVIDING "NEW THOUGHTS" New thoughts alright; the videos on your channel are certainly an example of those.  YES THEY ARE,..AND I INVITE THE FEW OF YOU INTERESTED PARTIES TO COME AND VIEW. ...AND LISTEN,...WITH YOUR BRAINS TURNED ON. Of course when anyone asks you a specific question in the comments, you ignore it  NOT THE TRUTH.  I ANSWER EACH AND EVERY QUESTION, AND GO ON TO EXPLAIN IN DETAIL.  PERHAPS PEOPLE LIKE YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND,...BECAUSE,....YOU ARE A ,....CHIMP?   BLIND? CLOSED-MINDED? A SPECIALIST? and go off on your "make a point" rant. HARDLY A "RANT" ,...MAKE MY POINT,...YES.  Everyone's welcome to their OPINION; but waving a big bright "I'm a Crackpot" flag   I'M SORRY?  I AM HARDLY A CRACKPOT.  OR DO YOU MEAN YOU?  AH,..NO, NOT YOU, YOU "MIMIC" THE THEORIES YOU LEARN AS "FACTS"!  GOT IT.  while claiming to be smarter  DID I SAY I WAS SMARTER?  NO.  "NOT A SPECIALIST"? YES. than all modern specialist scientists, using hilariously self contradictory  YOU ARE INVITED TO FIND ONE CONTRADICTION. videos is "making noise" and nothing more. NO, IT IS EXPLAINING KNOWN "FACTS" AND CONCLUSIONS.            URM,.....DO YOU HAVE A,...ONE POINT.....ARGUMENT? .....CONTRADICTORY "FACT"/                           NOTHING? ....REALLY?     WHY DO YOU WRITE,..IF YOU HAVE NO BRAIN?
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How do we know the universe is expanding? Well, for a long time, we didn't know. Although the universe is expanding all around us, the expansion happens over such a large scale that we never notice it on Earth. In fact, it was only 80 years ago that anyone realized the universe was expanding. The expansion of the universe was discovered in 1929, when American astronomer Edwin Hubble brought together many scientists' work. In 1915, Albert Einstein wrote the General Theory of Relativity, which explained how gravity works. When Einstein applied his new theory to the whole universe, he found that it predicted that space should not be stable; it should either be expanding or contracting. Einstein refused to believe his own equations - like all astronomers for thousands of years, he had assumed that the size of the universe was not changing. Meanwhile, on another continent, Vesto Slipher, an astronomer at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, was finishing a detailed study of the night sky. Through his telescope, he examined several of faint, fuzzy objects called "nebulae," from the Greek word for "cloud." He discovered that light given off by the nebulae was redder than it should have been. Slipher knew that when an object's light looked too red, that meant it was moving away from Earth. He calculated the nebulae's speeds from the redness of their light, and found they were all moving away from us incredibly quickly: one, the Sombrero Nebula, moved away at 2.5 million miles per hour! Meanwhile, astronomers in California were building the largest telescope in the history of the world - a new telescope on top of Mount Wilson, near Pasadena, with a mirror over 8 feet (2.5 meters) across. In 1923, Edwin Hubble used this new telescope to prove that some of the nebulae, including the Sombrero, are actually other galaxies similar to our own Milky Way. He spent the rest of the decade using the telescope, trying to find creative ways to measure the distances to hundreds of galaxies. In 1929, Hubble compared his distances to Slipher's measurements of light and made a plot, which today is called a Hubble diagram. Hubble's diagram showed that the redness of a galaxy's light, and thus the speed with which the galaxy moved away from Earth, increased with its distance from Earth, and that the increase graphed into a straight line. The farther away a galaxy is, the faster it moves away from us. Hubble saw that this was true everywhere he looked, in every direction in the sky. He knew there was nothing special about our galaxy - we can't be in the center of the universe. The best explanation for Hubble’s diagram, then, is that the entire universe is expanding, like bread rising in an oven - exactly what Einstein's equations said should be happening. When Einstein heard about Hubble's results, he said that not realizing the expansion of the universe was his "greatest blunder." Although Einstein was convinced by Hubble's diagram, many other scientists were not. Accepting that the universe is expanding requires such a major change in thinking that many scientists refused to believe Hubble's results. They came up with some other ways of explaining the straight line Hubble saw in his diagram. Although the big bang picture was based on Hubble’s observations of other galaxies, the theory also predicts several other things about the universe, and so far, scientists have found all the theory's predictions to be true. Among the most important predictions are: 1) the oldest stars in the universe are all a little younger than the big bang 2) the amounts of hydrogen and helium in the universe are similar to what would have been produced soon after the big bang 3) scientists have found a faint remnant of the big bang called the "cosmic microwave background radiation" - a field of invisible light that fills the entire universe Because of this of evidence, most scientists today accept the big bang theory. Extensions of the big bang picture drive most of today's astrophysics research.
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85% of the universe has gravity from an unknown origin.
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As much as I admire and respect Neil DeGrasse Tyson, I don't agree that science discovery is exponential (41:05). As a matter of fact, that as probably peaked in 1920/30's. There is not much technology that we use today that is not a refinement of science/technology discovered back then or before. There might be more breakthrough in the future but right now science knowledge is not expanding exponentially IMO.
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says the person who apparently has no idea about how anything they use works. saying science peaked in the 20s is just stupid.
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+Dreamr OKelly First reply since my  3 month ago comment. Thanks. Well they invented canned beer in 1935. As far as you're concerned, nothin' beats that.
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Hermits with interspace-webs.....would totally work going to Mars.
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'Are our brains all that we are? ' Neil himself has said that if two houses are next to each other, then the space between has to have something connecting them. This is my largest problem with science; so ego based. Surely this is only making his words hypocritical when he himself understands through quantum mechanics that there is no real distinct separation from everything. That to objectify or 'name' something is a very human concept, and in being so it falls far short of breaking boundaries.
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wow, what he said about transcripts applies perfectly to texting
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+Penney Cashen :>) Not the Bible, the Bible was never supposed to be understood as direct text against us in first personality, identification and used as a controlled communication and a stifling one at that, narcisism and hell, Jesus saving the jillions of person by dieing on a cross, bullshit :>) However if one ( is ) understand we are all one idea in God's mind and then to read the Bible in a first person context as to our , perception and subconscious beliefs or and understanding of the five senses  and our reactions and astrological geometry we are just like a snow flake or a drop of water and our subconscious motivations ? Very difficult to asses our subconscious , watch Carl Jung, read Aristotlean Syllogism, G.I. Gurdjieff and maybe your journey will change for better, we are all servants of God / Consciousness and owe every breath to same, and thus how do we pay homeage to same...... unfortunately not very much at all...........do we.......very little gratitude...........:>) we are connected, and significant, and we do participate, and all within a context of Love, Truth , harmony :>) 
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The convo on 6:20, it leads to cognitive dissonance. If the witness "knows" the outside input on it's brain, ie the subject, then it'll be easy to disassociate the experience with the naturalcy of being human. Genuine love rises from within, as it comes, when it comes, it's such a vital part of our lives, due to love=happiness. If you can stimulate that part of the brain on cue, then i don't know what to make of the human race. If we are just that, a pot of chemicals, our consciousness seated upon the head of the human body, then.. it really begs the question, because i cannot for one simply agree to that theorem. What are we then really? .. I refuse to acknowledge or even toy the proposition science is leading the whole world onto believe. 
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I think the brain has a priority of tasks: survival(food, water, shelter) ; safety(fear);reproduction (sex); enjoyment (entertainment) ; understanding (science)
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at the four minute mark he almost seems sad that you can't experiment on the brain
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It is seldom that I am bold enough to differ with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, but I find ttranscripts essential. I can read much faster than the best of the lecturers can talk, and for most people, the content of their comments are the important part of their talk. The emotional content is often uncontrolled and incidental, and has little to do with the communication other than to obfuscate.
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I love neil degrase tyson. Sorry if i butchered his name. He is so smart. But thats not why i love him. I love him because he makes me want to learn. He tells it like a story. He makes me want to go look it up on my own. Hes so relatable. Like hes not snobby or stuck up. Hes down to earth. Very easy to comprehend. Easy to talk to. Very amazing person. THATS WHAT SETS HIM APART FROM ANY OTHER ASTROPHYSICIST
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Lets start with the Laws of Thermodynamics that stop him dead in his theories ...Though he is a great orator and rock star,  He reminds me of the Progression of evolution chart with the Primates, monkeys, Scientists, apes.missing links, homo sapien and  erectus  all going one direction , and De grasse walking  the other telling them , '' turn around and go back! we phuqued up!''  LMAO!!!! 
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sad little person you might be 
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+Nathan Hohenheim   Sad little person  you might be... thats what!
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Is the host a random alcoholic from the street filling in ?
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Let's make it easy and simple: this DISGRACE is vague and arrogant. Nothing but a pathetic clown telling old jokes.  
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+SeriouslyKidding Let's make it easy and simple: this DISGRACE is vague and arrogant. Nothing but a pathetic clown telling old jokes. As for his fans, nothing but poor robots with no brain and in desperate need of being used by a smock!
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+REN ATO Let me make this easy and simple for you, because you are too dense to understand:  you are a disgrace to the human race.
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His statement on exponential growth  makes me remember a friend I had in high school 1965 that stated everything had  been invented.  I wonder what she is up to today???
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If you're questioning life, I suggest you to read ~The Present~ at TruthContest◙com
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Darrell Hargett Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
An awesome interview with Dr. Tyson
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I feel they always are!  :-)
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Science has the ability to solve many of the worlds issues. It cannot however overcome the politics and the agenda's of those who wish to pervert its discoveries for their own selfish gains.
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+Trevor Long The Webster definition will also perfectly do, because it is the same. Wiki articles are in fact much longer, as encyclopedia ought to be. Well wait, longer... I see, long is what you called small. And then you proceed again to ask more questions, without actually bother quoting what my mistake are. Can you answer answer my question ? Can you be civilized ? Can you display some accountability for the idiotic assertions you made ? The answer is sadly: no. Your fixation on politics is quite normal. It is the force that shape our civilization and our common life. You are the hypocrite here that did not recognize it, while  spewing "political bastard" "liberal cancer" or "big government", in comment about a science video. It is the force that is also describe by Webster "the condition that exists when people have developed effective ways of organizing a society and care about art, science, etc." BTW Thomas Jefferson is also a political beast, that is why you know him, thank for making my case. You did also not understand what electricity is, nor Jefferson scientific work, because it is not a source of energy, it is a carrier. Finally politics have always sponsored science, because it gives them new tools to wield more powers. I didn't know is was possible to be that wrong about everything. I did not just do a "free" statement like yours, it is argumented here above. You see what it is you miss ? An education. Class is definitely not over for you. It has not even started.  Does "big government " does not forced kiddo like you to go to school in the US of A ?  What keep your home warm is politic, the one that ensure bullies to plunder fossil energy in terrorized foreign countries, at the point of a gun. Natural greed. You said again " I'm over here loving my science that has solved all of the world's major problems so far". It is a good mantra, it may keep you warm in your sweet delusion  a adequacy, but it is not science. Can you name ONE, only ONE  world's major problems that is solved by science ? (come on, you can do it, there is at least a a few of them)
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+TheBoing2001 I take time to ensure proper sourcing when using any Internet resource and especially "wikis" :-)  But I mostly agree with you.  At times I agree with Trevor but the ignorant "liberal" comment put a huge red flag up. :-)  The utter hatred from "the tea party" that emanates reminds me of Hitler. 
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Is this asshole doing a psych eval on Neil, what the fuck
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I'm jealous. I want a conversation with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  He discovers and learns. He doesn't just listen and take for granted. He is a thinker. He isn't lazy. He thinks like I think and he follows it to uncover more (:
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If you could put a person in a box and perform experiences with that person's brain the analisys you would get would be from a brain that's submited to the stimuly of that particular experience, so imo the validity of the conclusions you could draw would be short lived, because any further experiences would not be exactly the same, as i believe every experience in life is unique. As long as the data structure of exery experience contains a pointer to the address of the previous, none is the same, even if they have the same value. The value is but a representation, the memory address is the unique ID. If memory for human beings is not like a computer's, then why are we even talking about drawing conclusions about neuroscience? Drawing conclusions IS writting in memory. And im very very sleepy and senseless,
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The GREED of man is the only reason Science HASN'T solved most of man's problems.
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I have to give it to you guys, you know how to title your video to maximize views.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the man. 
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He's brilliant, but seems like an arrogant jerk!!
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When you talk about something you're intensely passionate about, it's easy to come across as an "arrogant jerk". It's worth bearing in mind when we're discussing something either of us is passionate about, and I get loud, contradictory, or abrasive, what I have in mind is not you. I'm thinking about my passions.
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Sounds like Steve's the jerk here. Do you find clarity intimidating?
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I'm fascinated by how much these two men dislike each other. There is a power struggle unfolding before us. Their interactions are remarkably distracting from the actual content, but the segment is informative nonetheless. 
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Some duh notions in the first 10 minutes. What about our other physiology. Hormones. The endocrine system.And i know we have been looking for the brain firings that indicate the AHA I get it moment. Will the firing explain intuition. Or will it point to the logging of the insight only? I feel we are a still being bamboozled.
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The only Bacon I care about are the ones sitting next to my eggs. 
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don't watch this when you're stoned. you'll immediately feel guilty for how small you think.
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love learning new things even at 55, I think Neil is up there with Carl Sagan.  we need desperately to get more kids interested in science and not just content to sit and play games or watch TV.  Kudos to him and to the upcoming re-boot of Cosmos. how much we have learned since the original and how much more still to be learned.   
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I like his emotion shown in his passion so I one up for personality over Sagan :-)  Sagan loved it don't get me wrong but he speaks so calmly at times I like falling asleep watching old episodes of a series Into the Cosmos I believe is the name :-)
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So right about the transcript...Especially for Neil. It is that "human" interaction that makes him so captivating when he speaks. This man inspires the heck out of me. I am proud to say that I am now a NASA employee, and have never been so excited to wake up early every weekday morning. I initially dreamed of pursuing something very different as a profession (not to mention a rather meaningless one in the long run), but listening to this man speak literally changed many my long term goals. If you somehow read this comment Neil (however unlikely), I want to say THANK YOU for being you. With your help, I found out how to be me. =)
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Neil you are a God damn pimp my friend  
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hahaha, the funny thing is, i don't think he'd see that as a compliment.
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the interviewer does not appear to be in synch with Neil..I enjoy listening to Neil but find it uncomfortable to watch the tension between the two men...who define things in vastly different styles...ackward
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Not only are they not in sync, the interviewer doesn't seem to know his subjects and no idea of where he wants to go with them. In short, he seems unprepared.
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Neil Tyson is god!!! AHHHh! Oh my Neil Tyson, Bill O'Reilly is an embarrassment to mankind. It must have been tough to interview Tyson and keep up with his responses...salute. I love the bit about the people using god as an explanation for concepts out of their reach. The ever receding pocket of god hahaha. Religion is such an evil and self destructive joke.
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VOTE Neil deGrasse Tyson  FOR PRESIDENT! ITS ABOUT TIME WE HAVE A SMART ONE.
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Tyson has them on the ropes , hes down heres the count 6...7...8...
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5:35....could it be the reaction of the human brain (within its connections) to the stimulus? Connectivity rather than regionality!
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neil is harsh in his wisdom
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I can imagine going on a date with this man would be the most fascinating thing imaginable.  He could talk to me all night.
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All hail DeGrasse Tyson!!!
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we're not worthy we're not worthy :-)
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I'm glad he is still relatively young. We're going to get a lot more awesomeness out of him!
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Gets a bit Grumpy at times, maybe needs a "Snickers" candy bar...
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Bill O didn't know how the tides worked? Really? I've known that since 5th grade science class in public school in KENTUCKY! I've finally forgiven Dr. Tyson for his involvement, however slight, in the Pluto demotion. He has a great point that the Disney character Pluto has much to do with our affection for the ex-planet. Next on my list is a Brian Greene discussion. Science is mind-blowing!
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If we stimulate that part of the brain that is stimulated by a work of art or a piece of music, would we then really require the need for art or music anymore if we just stimulate that area without the arts? I think it's much more than an emotional response by way of stimulation for such subjects. We desire to learn and develop from what we see or what we hear. Therefor stimulation is one thing,but to grow and create is another.
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+Michael Braids What about suspended reality? You know, for the long voyages across space...
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unseencaller said: "instead of the facts of the discussion" I said in regard to the facts of the discussion: What causes gravity related to neutrinos @ v-c/c=2.48e-5 matching SLAC's E158 data posted online. I showed how the missing graviton adds a 4th phase/part to the atom and a reverse Mass oscillation phase arrow to space. I showed the illusion of dark matter is because Space is a Octave Structure, etc. Nice try at hating someone for their color.
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Tyson has done more to advance the excitement and understanding of your field of study than any other person in our modern era, excluding maybe Carl Sagan. So UnseenCaller, I'd stop hating on a man who is trying desperately to bring scientific literacy back into American society, and keep young inquisitive minds funneled in to your field of study. Obviously people like you have done a shit job of it, otherwise our country wouldn't be playing second fiddle to the rest of the world when it comes to new scientific breakthroughs and progression of our collective knowledge. Pretty fucking tacky to bring race into the conversation too. Grow a pair and be thankful your community has a champion the rest of the world can relate to.  
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Great interview ty upload.
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