Neil deGrasse Tyson: Are we alone in the universe

Part of a very interesting conference held at St.Petersburg College in 2009
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+53 1. 01nvr commented 12 years ago

I can listen to this guy for hours, brilliant :)
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-9 2. Siruss commented 12 years ago

Damn, Looks like I will not be sleeping tonight....
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-12 3. Shinoda commented 12 years ago

i hope the aliens look like us
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-13 4. Hallsavenger commented 12 years ago

This isnt the question anymore, the real question is when will the govenrment allow contact peacefully. We can bypass this by meditation and allowing them to manifest in our world. Only then will we understand our creators. Steve Greer dose a better job then me:D
love and peace all
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+5 5. Kulgash commented 12 years ago

We're in fact more special as a specie then we would like to be... We're the only ones that can destroy so many species, then proceed to destroy ourselves... :x :S
Considering how long the Earth has been able to bear Life, compared to recorded Human history, I'm ready to bet we're not even the first 'Intelligent' lifeform on this planet... And hopefully not the last... Then again, Life is an eternal cycle and it will come back under another form somehow! ;)
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+5 6. got_milk commented 12 years ago

i saw some stuff from him earlier, hes really mesmerizing. :(|) :(|) :(|)
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-7 7. Goror commented 12 years ago

i just want him to explain to me.. WHAT is a soul?
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+1 8. huldu commented 12 years ago

Its a toss between what is more destructive a virus or mankind. Of course in the end a virus/disease will probably wipe out most mankind.
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+7 9. Voutelamberopipi commented 12 years ago

#7 Why would he explain something that you cannot prove to even exist? Nice trolling.
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-2 11. RandurSource commented 12 years ago

Why this repost?

It's still a nice story, but (almost) same as clip 3842
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+3 12. BasmanT commented 12 years ago

it´s not a repost...
#11 read the Title... or read comment #1
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+2 13. dredawg commented 12 years ago

Neil degrasse tyson is a brilliant man and a great "SPOKESMAN' for science, but he doesnt actually do any scientific research himself, just does what most astrophysicists do, think. Until he comes out with his own theories, he is nothing but a poor mans Carl Sagan. (Dont tell him I said that, he's a friend on facebook :D)

Want to know the soul #7? Read this story....
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+3 14. AstonMartin commented 12 years ago

He is cooler than Mike Tyson ;)
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+5 15. Bobski commented 12 years ago

So if we are part of the universe, then the universe is looking at itself through our eyes. WOW

I need to lay down now....
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0 16. imagic commented 12 years ago

people like this make science great !
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+2 17. celestus87 commented 12 years ago

Carl Sagan, 1980...

This dude says nothing new. The spectacular thing about this video is that it's taped in 2009. -_-
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+5 18. makbeth commented 12 years ago

I like hearing what this guy has to say, but its not really science.
He sort of takes bits and pieces of facts, throws in a few maybes and adds a dramatic show. So now carbon/hydrogen/nitrogen/helium being common on both earth and the area around earth(because we have no idea what all the stuff beyond what we know about is made of) means that extra terrestrial life is inevitable. He takes a theory, finds a reason it may be true, then expands the hell out of it and wraps it in a clown costume.

I knew before I started the video that I would agree with his hypothesis but cringe at his reasoning.

He dumbs down some piece of true scientific truth enough for the common moron to buy his ideas, throws in a whole load of speculation and uses language and showmanship rather than evidence to make his point.

Again, I rarely disagree with his beliefs, but by the time he is finished talking I always feel like a dope for ever giving him the time. Its like someone told him the answers and left him to figure out/make up the stuff in between.

And #16...just no.
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-1 19. Zephid commented 12 years ago

This guy is so full of himself...