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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  • Bthsr71
    Bthsr71  8 hours back

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

    • alex hurley
      alex hurley  1 days back

      Steven Colbert is Ted Mosby confirmed.

      • Visionze
        Visionze  2 days back


        • LFC 77
          LFC 77  2 days back

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

          • Stimulator7
            Stimulator7  2 days back

            pfft. come off it stephen.

            • Adam o
              Adam o  3 days back

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

              • Luke G
                Luke G  3 days back

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

                • Marcelina Perez
                  Marcelina Perez  3 days back

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

                  • Eric De León
                    Eric De León  4 days back

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

                    • Hanamichi Sakuragi
                      Hanamichi Sakuragi  5 days back

                      I thoroughly enjoyed this

                      • robrcx
                        robrcx  5 days back

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

                        • robrcx
                          robrcx  23 hours back

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

                        • Scott Derail
                          Scott Derail  23 hours back

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

                        • robrcx
                          robrcx  24 hours back

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

                        • Scott Derail
                          Scott Derail  1 days back

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

                        • robrcx
                          robrcx  1 days back

                          Scott Derail You can appreciate your existence without invoking fairytales.

                      • soul Hills
                        soul Hills  6 days back

                        depends on what the known is

                        • M bS
                          M bS  7 days back

                          Parallel universe

                          • Jules Iglesia
                            Jules Iglesia  1 weeks back

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

                            • ReX
                              ReX  1 weeks back

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

                              • MJT We
                                MJT We  1 weeks back

                                as a catholic alienated from the glad there are still people in the church with common sense, intellect and open eyes

                                • MJT We
                                  MJT We  1 weeks back

                                  04:09 :D its cute how he tries theneck thing :D dont stephen..just leave to us :D

                                  • Colliness Morris
                                    Colliness Morris  1 weeks back

                                    Actually, super intelligent octopi😳

                                    • Alexander Galliano
                                      Alexander Galliano  1 weeks back

                                      Hmmmm... Stephen colbert going into the full-size back end of a hobbit. M

                                      • Steven Coffone
                                        Steven Coffone  1 weeks back

                                        We need more black hosts

                                        • Farzo Go
                                          Farzo Go  1 weeks back

                                          Why does existance exist?

                                          • Mitchell Arpin
                                            Mitchell Arpin  1 weeks back

                                            I can't believe i didn't like this the first time i saw it.

                                            • Aliens On Dope
                                              Aliens On Dope  1 weeks back

                                              He's right about the super intelligent jellyfish.

                                              • Grim Sleeper
                                                Grim Sleeper  1 weeks back

                                                Heal the grass Tyson.

                                                • lee jenkins
                                                  lee jenkins  1 weeks back

                                                  Stephan needs to look into his own philosophy regarding his political stances. Pretty dark but everyone finds it funny. Go within and find the truth not the herd of the media. They don’t have your interest at heart albeit people think they do.

                                                  • EndlessMike
                                                    EndlessMike  2 weeks back

                                                    Stephen is at a much higher level of consciousness, truely the only sadness is not to be a saint. Bravo Stephen.

                                                    • EndlessMike
                                                      EndlessMike  2 weeks back

                                                      NDT would be better if he had slightly less ego, he interrupts and does other off putting behaviors that make him less credible to the uninformed and less likeable to the informed.

                                                      • EndlessMike
                                                        EndlessMike  2 weeks back

                                                        he also thinks what he has to say is so important and interesting that he doesn't even let the person HES SUPPOSED TO BE INTERVIEWING finish thoughts or sentences.

                                                      • EndlessMike
                                                        EndlessMike  2 weeks back

                                                        The problem seems to be that he thinks he knows things that he doesn't know (yes I am replying to my own comment, it's a thread, look it up)

                                                    • looosemeat
                                                      looosemeat  2 weeks back

                                                      Dark matter knows what you did last summer.

                                                      • Michael
                                                        Michael  2 weeks back

                                                        Well said Mr. Colbert!

                                                        • Marc Mend
                                                          Marc Mend  2 weeks back

                                                          Im surprised he didn't interrupt Stephen more like hd did on JRE.

                                                          • Jeb Massaro
                                                            Jeb Massaro  2 weeks back

                                                            While I agree that Christianity, does not wholly rely on the same TYPE of evidence that the physical sciences provide, it does need evidence to be considered a rational belief. And you shouldn't be afraid of that; scripture never preaches blind faith! After all, if we believe Christ created EVERYTHING, then there SHOULD be evidence! While you can't examine God (metaphysical) under a microscope (physical instrument), you can make philosophical claims based off of scientific discovery. Remember, the natural sciences ARE NOT the only academic disciplines! Study the history, look at the archeology, examine the philosophy, and make sure its claims don't conflict with scientific discovery. But above all Christianity is about relationship. If you really care about knowing, ask Him to have relationship with you.
                                                            Stephen, you are 100% correct in you're Roman 1:20 understanding: we can see God's through His mark on His creation. However, don't stop there! God wants us to worship Him with our hearts, souls, and MINDS! I'm praying for you, brother!

                                                            • Mechanical David
                                                              Mechanical David  2 weeks back

                                                              A century ago the world was not even begun recovering from a great war, when the Flu pandemic wiped out millions of people (more than the war itself). We all "survived". We live in the shadow of mass events.

                                                              • Dave Fischer
                                                                Dave Fischer  2 weeks back

                                                                Lmao at this haha

                                                                • John King
                                                                  John King  2 weeks back

                                                                  I personally describe Stephen as a Liberal Catholic - because he does disagree with his own church's teachings on homosexuality, contraception, abortion rights - Stephen totally at odds with the Roman Catholic Church on these issues. Stephen may go to Mass, but he is on the liberal wing of that church. People like Michael Voris, the ultra-right wing Catholics hate Stephen Colbert because of this (and others).

                                                                  • Espressonator
                                                                    Espressonator  2 weeks back

                                                                    Goth version: “Be the dark energy that will eventually unite everything.”

                                                                    • Brian Abraham
                                                                      Brian Abraham  5 days back

                                                                      *dark matter
                                                                      Dark energy does the opposite.

                                                                  • Flex Piper
                                                                    Flex Piper  2 weeks back

                                                                    The most powerful element to this video is that this is happening moment for moment in an alternate universe

                                                                    • Matthew S
                                                                      Matthew S  2 weeks back

                                                                      As a catholic, Stephen Colbert has just proven himself more effective than all Televangelists.

                                                                      • John King
                                                                        John King  2 weeks back

                                                                        I personally describe Stephen as a Liberal Catholic - because he does disagree with his own church's teachings on homosexuality, contraception, abortion rights - Stephen totally at odds with the Roman Catholic Church on these issues. Stephen may go to Mass, but he is on the liberal wing of that church. People like Michael Voris, the ultra-right wing Catholics hate Stephen Colbert because of this (and others).

                                                                    • Loki Loki
                                                                      Loki Loki  2 weeks back

                                                                      Stephen Colbert is really intelligent.
                                                                      At least his interviews with selected guest have always substance.
                                                                      In contrast that Kimmel guy askasks the most stupidest questions all the time, not intellectual about his show.

                                                                      • Thomas11eleven TM
                                                                        Thomas11eleven TM  2 weeks back

                                                                        these guys have good rapport with each other.

                                                                        • damentesch
                                                                          damentesch  2 weeks back

                                                                          serial interrupter...quite annoying really

                                                                          • Killaim
                                                                            Killaim  2 weeks back

                                                                            nothing does not require gratitude. you wanting, to give gratitude to something, is mistakenly given to anything out of ignorance

                                                                            • Matthew Andrea
                                                                              Matthew Andrea  2 weeks back

                                                                              This is great, but still doesn't top D'elia and Theo switching podcasts in my opinion

                                                                              • Songs Mirth
                                                                                Songs Mirth  2 weeks back

                                                                                I beg you my fellow Americans please read this article. "Beyond Reason: Mental Retardation: An Overview." It's Trump! It explains why he does everything he does. Many retarded people look normal. I didn't know that. Did you? And many try to hide that they are retarded like Trump. And many don't have morals because they don't understand what morals are. It's why Trump cheats on his wives like he's doing now. And I think it's with that older intern who tried to take the microphone from Acosta when Sarah quit taking the daily press briefing. Remember? And if you watch it you see when Acosta is talking to Trump, Trump puts his head down (like a little boy who doesn't know what to answer) and that woman jumped up and went over to Acosta and tried to take the mic. And then you can tell it hit her that she shouldn't have done that and she put her hand over her mouth and stared at Trump. His wife had left the White House. So I'd bet that woman took her place in Trump's bed and that she's the one who writes his tweets. He simply can't write them himself. And it's why he can't use a computer. It's too complicated for him! It's the reason when he was first in office that he couldn't believe that he could call any leader of any country he wanted to and they'd have to talk to him. It's also why he doesn't understand that on the other side of the world people are sleeping when he's awake so he'd wake up people and not care at all. And then he'd ask them what the population of their country was! They were stunned that the President of the United States asked them about their country like that. It's because he can't read very many words and never reads books or documents. And Putin told him in Vietnam (the draft dodger was in Viet Cong country on OUR sacred Veteran's Day. His first one. That's Putin laughing and spitting on the 68,806 American military who were killed in Vietnam doing their duty when Trump refused and cheated saying he had bone spurs. His Father did that. Got a tenant of his who was a Doctor to lie and say Donald had bone spurs) to pretend to read documents and to give his 82 year old ex-KGB boss the job of security for OUR embassy in Moscow!!! At 1.2 million dollars and to my knowledge that old man and his son are still guarding the bugged American Embassy. Trump gave a Communist and a vicious criminal the job of guarding an American Embassy! To me that not only an abuse of his office but it's treason. Giving an enemy the job of security? An 85 years old man getting tax payers money like that? What would you call it? Look it up. Rex Tillerson did that on Trump's orders unless it changed. I know that our Senator Daines and other male Senators went there at Trump's request. Probably to get more orders from Putin! And he's so simple that he actually believes Putin is his friend. :( A psychopath whose murdered at least eight Russian journalists and that was two and a half years ago. Putin has muzzled Russia like Kim Jong un and his family has done for decades. This article explains everything. Songs

                                                                                • Renaissance Rules
                                                                                  Renaissance Rules  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Neil looks even bigger in this video! Fuck, I am having second thoughts about inviting him to my house!!!!

                                                                                  • Vincent Romei
                                                                                    Vincent Romei  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Wow Stephen. That was probably the best explanation for ones religious faith that I have ever heard. Very reasonable and respectable.

                                                                                    • Baron Von Grijffenbourg

                                                                                      Neil DeGrasse Tyson always makes me happy. Just the fact that he is the science-rockstar that he is makes me hopeful for the future. Science is shaking off its nerdy, socially awkward image and becoming more and more 'cool' thanks to people like him. He will be remembered as one of the great men of history who helped changed the path of humanity.

                                                                                      • Ethan Fiske
                                                                                        Ethan Fiske  3 weeks back

                                                                                        This friendship that they share... it’s a treasure for sure.

                                                                                        • Jacob Bosley
                                                                                          Jacob Bosley  3 weeks back

                                                                                          The resonance of microwave frequencies from the universe causing noticeable effects on Earth technology.