Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe | Moyers & Company


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  • f.Nienow ScribeofHorus
    f.Nienow ScribeofHorus  2 weeks back

    *Got Class? Got Belfagor?; A White Knight Concedes to Black*
    "When Adam dug and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?"
    Hey, happy knight extermination. This knight extermination system is bigger than a ten-ton atomic bomb of churches, military, information, bad food, drug wars, sexuality, disease, work conditions, but mostly information...then they hit the hospital, woo hoo...that's tradition! It's not my system, we've just been building it since ancient Egypt. Who wants wolves? Also, that female is on trial of the nature of her true character and the vagaries of the goodness of her gifts...for I believe it is opposed to natural selection and in line with more a death sentence as seen in the evidence of nature. I want her resolved and proven. Dawkins and Darwin would run in addition to the church as a guillotine and I want the evidence. CSL. Hey, many an Eli Whitney or a Wright Brother take over a system. And I would speak their name for I know their true place in it. But me a lowly scribe and jewelry maker could not possibly fit in this vast aristocracy so I concede to reveal it its true form. L O L. And, by knight I mean the lowly dirty male of Erasmus, and the military, bully, and villain that the white one destroys in his battle in a system he doesn't understand. Would I be that knight after such scribes and truth? F U. A female would understand her own agenda and sexuality as it destroys a chosen male and a male would understand his death through it...a man suffers a death of sorts that may be linked to physical disorder in his future when he gives birth and gets locked in a battle that weakens him, and he becomes like a worker with no living salts, and, also, I doubt the nature of her true intentions in general as they may be buried psychologically and chemically and even in her soul if there is one. There are a couple of good Romans, sure, but I'll concede to the Greeks even as their expendable die in battle, and I'll take of my own sciences and maths and make them mere hobbies. And of the vampires in the revenge, who dies and is weaker but those locke din coitus and love? These trolls think there is an evil on high in spite of their obvious extermination, yet the books are set at good natures beyond that of God himself and a sure hand to destroy them. God cannot be proven or disproven on purpose because it is of the nature of destroying an enemy through their temptations and idiocy. The occult is really white magic, as before, but of a similar and lesser nature...

    • Greg Anderson
      Greg Anderson  3 weeks back

      Honestly, I don’t know?? I mean if God exists our human finite minds can’t even comprehend him or it. Gods nature has to be completely foreign to our nature. How can we even come to a consensus? Our minds are so limited and the self is so easily deceived that it’s hard to arrive at a conclusion.

      • Kendon casey Curtis
        Kendon casey Curtis  4 weeks back

        Because of false teachings ( also biblical) most people don’t realize that there is no contradiction, the dark ages are the very reason for most misinterpreted Bible. Tell Mr. Tyson dark matter/ dark energy is (Gods programming) Tyson use the King James original , with the Doc strong concordance, and Bollingers companion bible. Their are definitely other universes. God built them, in the original universe. If we are headed to our being capable, of being capable of putting all the information, into A computer generated environment in our future. Where people can because of nanotechnology coupled , with the nano bots, the mapping of the human genome project, coupled with computing power doubling every year, with nano bots . capable at first to clean arteries without invasive operations, because the Nono bots can be programmed , and injected into the bloodstream. Then to kill disease like cancer. Then to augment the human brain, in order to map the individuals brain so at first it gives them capability ,of control over the artificial limbs. Then it’s not to much of A jump to imagine the economically charged gaming industry, and other entertainment industry like movies. People can be augmented to be more intellectual, but eventually to map the personal brain for gaming. To make the experience . Of the five senses of , our, feel, smell, taste, sounds,sees it in the perfect point to augment into the universe of our computer generated environment.

        Newton was deeply religious he even used the Bible codes to predict the end of time.

        Each scientific disciplines are plucked out singularly. True wisdoms comes from the combination of All the scientific disciplines. Religion being one of them. 85% of the universe movement is dark matter you seem to play that down.

        So the singularity is electromagnetic energy in A vacuum that has all of space ,time ,matter, and the great expansion of the universe. Within seconds. Now with string theory, the holographic universe, Black holes, super massive black holes, the new unexplained black hole that is so different it can’t be explained

        No offense to you mr Tyson however I had A heart attack without loosing consequences. As I wanted fresh air, after the first time my heart stopped . The thing I wanted was fresh air when my heart started again. So I went out to my back deck for fresh air. I could here the ambulance. Let me say as A believer I was not scared simply surprise ( wow today is the day I die) my two granddaughters just wanted poppy to play. They had the same color bathing suits , with the same sun both equally in the same light. My one granddaughter was never healthy with three heart operations at the time, they would try to sew her up ,but swelling would mean that they would have to open her up with what I would describe as her chest being covered with a thin plastic. I have seen her heart beating.

        Now let me be clear as I sat on the top step as my heart stopped the second time, again taking in deep breath but no oxygen to the brain, I like to call it being in the basket. The only problem is I saw both my granddaughters Ora’s, which by the way had you said Ora’s to me prior to my heart attack I would have laughed at this ! Yet their Ora’s where what, I would describe as fuzzy rainbows that surrounded my granddaughters in the same light with the same color bathing suits for they had been in the kiddie pool. The horse 20 yards behind them inside a fence. Didn’t have A Ora. Yet I’m fading out I could see their Ora’s my granddaughter who just got A heart transplant two months ago ( still on the intensive care unit) she is now 16. Please pray for her, and the family of the person who had to die for her to get her transplant. Hayleigh Smith in north Georgia.

        When I was having my heart attack I saw her Ora it like a fuzzy rainbow but she standing right next to my healthy granddaughter who’s fuzzy rainbow was brighter yellow red blue pink, now aside from where their Ora’s came together where they stood close at the foot of the stairs saying poppy come play. My granddaughter who just got her heart transplant had A completely different Ora it was bluish fish’s purple,

        Now keep in mind I never lost conciseness I now have A pacemaker ( the ambulance arrived on time) I feel extremely blessed to be here. I feel blessed at seeing nothing that science can explain in my experience that science can not explain. I am we’ll studied in the Bible let me say there is nothing the Bible doesn’t explain. Naturally people ,with less knowledge of the scientific frontier . You ate wrong about newton he hid his belief in God because of people like you !
        Also back then to contradict the order of the day was dangerous.

        • vaughansport
          vaughansport  4 weeks back

          WOOT RAIDER BREAK! tops off, drinks up!

          • ROBBY Andrews
            ROBBY Andrews  2 months back


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                ROBBY Andrews  2 months back


                • Collin Joe
                  Collin Joe  2 months back

                  "To even write that means you don't even know what they are"

                  • TWSTF 8
                    TWSTF 8  3 months back

                    I love that he makes those couple of points alot.

                    #1: The Universe, (or Reality, more broadly,) has much more interesting objects and processes than anything us humans can think up or imagine. (Like, an epileptic seizure isn't demon possession.)

                    #2: The Universe is under absolutely NO obligation to, "make sense," to anyone.

                    • Noelkinz G.Roman
                      Noelkinz G.Roman  3 months back

                      Uncertainty Forces Change In Consciousness.

                      • ray salmon
                        ray salmon  3 months back

                        Sorry but Jesus did not teach this

                        • jude costa
                          jude costa  3 months back

                          you suck cos ur full of fake

                          • Ahmad Almarri
                            Ahmad Almarri  4 months back

                            Apollo 11 is science fiction

                            • Ahmad Almarri
                              Ahmad Almarri  3 months back

                              @Boglerun of course you gonna say that douchebag because your brain is in your foot

                            • Boglerun
                              Boglerun  3 months back


                          • Amitesh Sinha
                            Amitesh Sinha  4 months back


                            • 2Uahoj
                              2Uahoj  4 months back

                              Ha, ha, he doesn't have faith in God, but he has faith in another universe --- with absolutely no evidence for it. Isn't there just a bit of a contradiction here?

                              • Michael Cohen
                                Michael Cohen  4 months back

                                He said it could be true but he wasn’t sure. He believes dark matter could be an evidence. He was tentative on this stuff.

                            • m. saint
                              m. saint  4 months back

                              Neil says nature never made only just one of anything, but yet he thinks humans are the only sentient, intelligent life in the universe, which seems to be a contradiction.

                              • Paul Dana
                                Paul Dana  5 months back

                                The INVISIBLE "God" is the leading character in Hebrew MYTHOLOGY and that's why religions are the greatest money making scams in history.

                                • Ravi Sadana
                                  Ravi Sadana  5 months back

                                  1 second ago
                                  The universe exists to give life at all levels to rise up for self-realization. Vedic literature specifically gives instructions on how to prepare for and actually achieve self-realization. It happens over many incarnations, rising up thru purity of mind, absolute truth in heart , meditating in specific details and breathing in specified patterns. Altruism is practised.
                                  Unfortunately, science has given us great devices to ease the burden of life and business. That has prompted greed and conditioning of the human mind by Time, Money and Mathematics over the years. We don't know how this will affect us. But talking to millennials, the prospects don't look good. Mentally we are going down. Talk to teenagers.
                                  For more pl. go to:

                                  1. For Brain-Mind Complex
                                  2. For Mind Sciences

                                  It took many years of research to prepare the material.. Your comments will be helpful as feedback.. They are forward thinking.

                                  • Andrew Douglas
                                    Andrew Douglas  6 months back

                                    Is de Grasse Tyson an intelligent man? Is all he purports it is a fact is indeed true? On the contrary! How can one who is founded in excluding, in negation, be assertive and intelligent? If he just separates and does not includes, embraces, he is certainly making the first steps - there isn't now way to be deceived. You've got to be affirmative to come to the thresold of perception of the real - THAT is true science, not this. Let Tyson in his ring, punching as he pleases. That's called grovelling in the dark (of pretension).

                                    • FACTS HURT
                                      FACTS HURT  6 months back

                                      This man is an idiot

                                      • connor Ranz
                                        connor Ranz  6 months back

                                        Why is that Scientist's don't go door to door to convert people like Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses do? Hmmmmmmmmm🤔

                                        • Boglerun
                                          Boglerun  3 months back

                                          They're busy working on useful stuff......they can't be arsed speaking to morons.

                                      • Luna Azule
                                        Luna Azule  7 months back

                                        Did I just hear the initial announcer say "and the Park foundation, commited to 'hiding' important information to the public"??

                                        • Robert D. Moore
                                          Robert D. Moore  7 months back

                                          Where are the collective videos of Carl Sagan?, if there is and I will like to purchase the set of his cosmology works and lectures.

                                          • Emilios Powerballer
                                            Emilios Powerballer  7 months back

                                            in an age of information, ignorance is a choice

                                            • Ryan Ianaro
                                              Ryan Ianaro  8 months back

                                              Starts at 1:23

                                              • aunun ally
                                                aunun ally  9 months back

                                                you're an idiot you always will be you're an idiot you always will be Neil

                                                • Human Logic
                                                  Human Logic  10 months back

                                                  I feel lack of empathy for those who are not as academically gifted, smart, willing to learn and such... He speaks from such a high place he cannot expect for those who feel their intelligence is far below his can relate to him and his belief in science and facts. The greatest thing about God, believing and having faith is knowing LOVE... Learning submission, learning to not want, not needy, to not yearn and worship the one who did all this creating. For deGrasse he rather worship famous philosophers, scientists for their historic view points but not recognising if they were GOOD WHOLESOME PEOPLE, righteous... that word can be with God and those who follow God's commands. For otherwise the world would not be in complete chaos, he says science is a mystery? could it be the devil has whispered into some people in their most darkest moments in their life that they stumble upon a worldly wisdom thesis that revolutionalises science and history but still does not create equality among the poor and rich, save lives from perishing... He speaks great as though his knowledge grants him the wisdom to achieve godly resutls yet he cannot prove any. He believs the universe is more important than caring for someone in need, this is why in the bible it says to give up your sword and bare your cross.... For Jesus is more truer than anything in history, Jesus is the rock that fell from the sky and destroyed the stature of nebekenza dream and conquered over all empires from past and will forever reign over all for eternity. Jesus in the Bible has no fault, bares no false testimony, can never be questioned... Jesus is Son of Man and the story of his crucifiction does not match anything in history or science as to someone laying down their life with confidence to know they're fulfilling Prophecy from the beginning.

                                                  DeGrasse is brilliant scientist and physistist but let's be honest he's never struggled so he'll never be willing to run to god in times of true despair for the lord favours those who recognize their sin.

                                                  If someone continues to sin and ruin themselves in Gods eyes but has all knowledge of the world...
                                                  And someone recognizes they're a sinner and confesss and prays for forgiveness and follows the life of Jesus but is poor, dying or worst is not recognized by society that person is who I would be encouraged to be like, for wisdom can trap you in world of ideas both good & bad, in loss of prevension keeping you up and down, life does that but with Faith the lord reminds you of the power no man can endure or hold, only Jesus himself can tough and that is the holy spirit who is in those who truly live their life for God as Jesus comands. DeGrasse says well we know this about how old the earth is, yet he can't explain why war will never stop, why humans continue to destroy the earth isn't it obvious we are missing our creator, our fearless one who strikes fear in the hearts of our enemies, brings us hope and joy at the same time fulfills our heart for the contemptment that can never be found with no man or woman but God.

                                                  • Aram Beko
                                                    Aram Beko  11 months back

                                                    I love him so much 😙

                                                    • Aram Beko
                                                      Aram Beko  11 months back

                                                      So good for tyson 😻

                                                      • Lorenzo Robles
                                                        Lorenzo Robles  12 months back

                                                        94 creationist were not amused.

                                                        • James Conley
                                                          James Conley  1 years back

                                                          Science is not the enemy of religion cause there is one thing that scientist and Christian's can agree on there is no room for arrogance there's no room for obedience without question and the simple fact that you can't do buisness with enemys and nothing gets done from hating one another an love conquers all excuse me that's five like I said I have been known to be wrong before lmao

                                                          • A Sperm Whale Spontaneously Called Into Existence

                                                            19:50 and there is the only fundamental difference between religious and non religious people. When the religious are presented with something new it scares them.

                                                            • Norm Hall
                                                              Norm Hall  1 years back

                                                              Great conversation.

                                                              • saimounika sudula
                                                                saimounika sudula  1 years back

                                                                23:50 to 24:10

                                                                • Ra Clarke
                                                                  Ra Clarke  1 years back

                                                                  Excellent interview considering his basic knowledge of science and his age he was so switched on eloquently asking questions from the perspective of an ‘average person with some grasp of the universe and it’s laws’

                                                                  • Space Monkey
                                                                    Space Monkey  1 years back

                                                                    Neil needs to organize the FSM movement.

                                                                    • triplejudy
                                                                      triplejudy  1 years back

                                                                      As an outspoken Atheist, I view religion as the most divisive, immoral, deluded, absurd concept ever invented by ignorant men. All this without one shred of verifiable, concrete data or evidence of a single supernatural event, god claim or assertion Bullshit wrapped up in myth, bathed in superstition in vein attempts to understand the natural world and to gain control over women and the masses.

                                                                      • reaper0004
                                                                        reaper0004  1 years back

                                                                        That look Dr Tyson gave him at 21:58 is "priceless."

                                                                        • Jallod K
                                                                          Jallod K  1 years back

                                                                          “We r making stuff up”

                                                                          • tracy wansley
                                                                            tracy wansley  1 years back

                                                                            Scientist believe all there facts are true but what really proof do they have. How can you say how old the universe is when no one can truly prove when it begin. We as humans were not there and they can't prove how far the universe goes. Let's face it scientist who are so smart they can pretend to know how old the universe is can't even cure cancer. They sprouts all matter of facts about planets they have never step foot but yet he says God doesn't exist. Where is his really proof oh yeah we should just take there word for it.

                                                                            • Tim H
                                                                              Tim H  1 years back

                                                                              i love when dumbasses use science driven platforms to deny science. it really puts their ignorance and hypocrisy in perspective.

                                                                              next time you're sick, skip the science driven medicine and just pray.
                                                                              next time you're hungry skip the science driven agriculture and just pray.
                                                                              next time you want to talk shit about science, skip the internet and all the science driven devices that connect to it and just pray your way here......


                                                                          • brad jenni
                                                                            brad jenni  1 years back

                                                                            what wins dark matter or dark energy

                                                                            • Shawn Simmons
                                                                              Shawn Simmons  1 years back

                                                                              "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they're presented with evidence that conflicts with that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore, and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." - Frantz Fanon

                                                                              • brian rahilly
                                                                                brian rahilly  1 years back

                                                                                Neil's a kind of simple answer go-to-guy when it comes to non-believers looking to disparage Christianity. His understanding of Christian teaching, history and philosophy is woefully inadequate. How does he feel when Christians, with inadequate understanding, denigrate various branches of science? There are plenty of Christian men and women scientists who would be happy to address Tyson in debate.

                                                                                • Tim H
                                                                                  Tim H  1 years back

                                                                                  while it's true that people that masturbate constantly are better informed about masturbation than those who don't i have to ask, so what? we all still know what it is and being an "expert" doesn't mean anything other than that you masturbate a lot.

                                                                                  now if theology was more than mental masturbation you might have a point but since thousands of years of theology can't even get people of the same faith to stop killing each other over it let alone to actually agree on what the"universality" of the "christian experience" is there's absolutely no reason to assume it amounts to anything more than jerking off with an audience of fellow enthusiasts.

                                                                                  but feel free to let us all in on how you "measure" masturbation. that's should be hilarious.
                                                                                  maybe you could explain how martin luthers hatred of jewish people made him better at self completing than the next guy jerking off in a corner.

                                                                                  and Lemaitre, since you're now trying to claim authority figures as if that's not a logical fallacy and a joke that only the ignorant and those tying to protect their own naivete employ, went out of his way to point out that the two had nothing to do with the other and even dissed the pope for wanting to imply that it did.
                                                                                  so if we're going to pretend that long dead people are weighing in on this conversation, it's far more likely that Lemaitre agrees with me and would, in fact, agree with Tyson on the science while admitting that when it comes to understanding that which is stranger than imaginable, no amount of masturbatory skill is going to increase your ability to correctly imagine it.

                                                                                  and so the christian experience is no different than the muslim experience which is no different from the pagan experience. all religions are the same and stem from the same human experience. and people like to delude themselves because they like to believe in fairy tales no matter what those fairy tales may be...

                                                                                  and when other people state facts that shine a little light on the true nature of those fairy tales, the deluded who know deep down they can't address the facts, like to denigrate those people to make themselves feel better. not unlike zoo monkeys flinging poo.

                                                                                  which so far seems to be the only reason you're here.

                                                                                  certainly if you had an honest comment that demonstrated something more than how much you dislike when people point out facts.. like taking on a specific comment of his instead of just tossing insinuation... then you would have posted it by now, right?

                                                                                  but maybe that's the difference between those who think critically and those who think religiously. critical thinkers address actual points while religious thinkers just complain about people who state facts and then pretend their masturbation is measurable and that dead people agree with them.

                                                                                • brian rahilly
                                                                                  brian rahilly  1 years back

                                                                                  First, let me say that I enjoy and appreciate everything that deGrasse does in communicating science to the public. However, he has never studied theology and so when I hear him speaking about God, or Gods, I hear an uninformed man.
                                                                                  I would ask Neil to take the quotation he uses (in the interview) from J B S Haldane, who said, “The universe is not only stranger than we have imagined, it’s perhaps stranger than we can imagine.”, and apply it to himself when considering the nature of God.
                                                                                  God is not measurable, yet the Christian experience is that God is at the origin of all that is and all that could possibly be, the manifestation of which is certainly measurable. But because we have a conciseness and can observe our own minds, we can gain an understanding of this supra-reality exactly because of its very universality.
                                                                                  There are many brilliant scientists who have been on the forefront of some of the most major scientific discoveries to date such as George LeMaitre with the "BigBang" theory or Mendel who founded the study of modern genetics. These men, nonetheless, were members of the clergy and they found no conflict with their belief in God and their adhesion to understanding nature through science.

                                                                                • Tim H
                                                                                  Tim H  1 years back

                                                                                  yep. you're mistaken. but thanks for posting shit talk instead of addressing the point.

                                                                                  it's always nice when you shit talkers prove who you are right out front so i don't waste time explaining all the facts you've spent your life willfully ignoring.

                                                                                • brian rahilly
                                                                                  brian rahilly  1 years back

                                                                                  Unless I'm mistaken, you appear to accept the simple, yet uninformed, answers which people like Neil use when confronting these issues. If this is the case, then it seems you have a concern about protecting your own naivete.

                                                                                • Tim H
                                                                                  Tim H  1 years back

                                                                                  sure. but it would be a boring debate since they'd agree with everything he says about science, and admit they don't know any more than he does about fairy godmothers...

                                                                              • Seán O'Nilbud
                                                                                Seán O'Nilbud  1 years back

                                                                                Isn't there some way to reconcile facts and some ridiculous bullshit from the bronze age?

                                                                                • Tim H
                                                                                  Tim H  1 years back

                                                                                  yes, replace the bullshit with the facts.

                                                                              • Polish Warrior
                                                                                Polish Warrior  1 years back

                                                                                Greatest scientists of all time such as Galileo, Newton, Kepler, Copernicus were all Christians… In fact Mr Tyson the greatest scientist in your field i.e. astronomer and polymath Nicolaus Copernicus was priest and one of the greatest polymaths of all time..

                                                                                • Tim H
                                                                                  Tim H  1 years back

                                                                                  ..said the dumbass who doesn't understand science or history..

                                                                                • Polish Warrior
                                                                                  Polish Warrior  1 years back

                                                                                  Tim H There are many stupid ideas out there - Atheism is the most idiotic out of them all. The modern stupid atheists like you, Marx and Darvin lack the comprehension of history and science...

                                                                                • Tim H
                                                                                  Tim H  1 years back

                                                                                  i love when dumbasses who don't understand science or history think that believing in a fairy godmother is the same as having something to say.

                                                                              • AlDelVex
                                                                                AlDelVex  1 years back


                                                                                • o m a r c a r t e r
                                                                                  o m a r c a r t e r  2 years back

                                                                                  I thank the universe leading me to this man

                                                                                  • Krombopulos Michael
                                                                                    Krombopulos Michael  2 years back

                                                                                    RELIGION NEEDS TO GO!!!!! Athiesm is growing which is great, humanity could finally excell!!😆😃