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Episode 489: Nerdist Podcast
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Nerdist Podcast: Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns Again

It’s a three peat with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson! They start off their conversation about how the universe works, then talk about science of bottomless pits, the importance of asking questions, and the new Cosmos!

Watch Cosmos this Sunday March 9th on Fox and Monday March 10th on NatGeo!

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  1. CrusaderX39 says:

    NGT is a boss! Never get enough of listening to this man speak. 

  2. I learned more from the podcast than I have in 2 years of high school science. Learning facts over and over doesn’t matter. We should be learning how to ask questions about life (not philosophy, but questions about what is around us.)
    Thank you Neil Degrasse Tyson!

  3. Leila says:

    Good philosophers don’t get caught up in pointless questions. They have long left behind questions like “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” and “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” and “If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Good philosophers are productive rather than ruminative thinkers. Remember, what we call science today was once called “natural philosophy.” Science and philosophy inextricably intertwine. 

  4. Tarc says:

    Scientists don’t argue with people that have faith, or about their faith (any trappings of belief) – unless those belief conflict with REALITY as established by the scientific method. The vast majority of everything out there falls into the realm of belief, so what is KNOWN to be proven is not allowed to be overridden by the unprovable.  

  5. Tarc says:

    That’s not accurate. Logic and mathematics are sufficient in the absence of philosophy.

  6. tarc says:

    I think he understands perfectly, and you are suggesting things were said in his comments that were not.

  7. Jesus Christ says:

    Spoken by someone who doesn’t understand the relationship between math and physicians.  Sometimes, physicists like Newton discover or invent new mathematics like Calculus in the furtherance of their study of the cosmos.  On other occasions, they use existing mathematics conceived by “monkey brains making noise” to arrive at their conclusions, or support them, or even as a basis for hypothesis.  You’re a poor substitute for a knowledgeable person 🙂

  8. Jesus Christ says:

    What references do you need?  Surely you paid attention in the pursuit of your illustrious bachelor’s degree, making the logical connections between philosophy, science, ethics, art, humanities, fuckedy blah blah.  But don’t let that stop you from letting a pop-scientist confirm that you shouldn’t think too hard!

  9. Jesus Christ says:

    He was very pragmatic in selecting total cliche straw-men hyperbolic examples in pursuit of his ridicule.   Mofo need’ta reckanize

  10. Jesus Christ says:

    Nope, if you read the comment you’ll see that NDT was suggesting straw-men hyperbolic examples of philosophical subjects in order to be minimize it.