Neil deGrasse Tyson: Finding Extraterrestrial Life Might Unify Earth's Residents

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • America's favorite astrophysicist predicts what might happen if (or when) the people of Earth confirm the existence of life beyond this planet. #Colbert #NeildeGrasseTyson #Interviews

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Comments • 3 506

  • A Tiny Place
    A Tiny Place  2 hours back

    I would like to add to the comment made by Dr.Tyson about DNA spin. There are other naturally occurring DNA variants such as Z-DNA that are left handed molecules. The spin is counter-clockwise.

    • k l
      k l  2 hours back

      Terrible interviewer

      • PJNinja
        PJNinja  5 hours back

        @The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - you're only scratching the surface here. Not only is the ISS feed down and replaced with a video, the DSCOVR satellite that used to upload hourly images of the whole planet Earth has also conveniently developed a fault. There's something out there and they're not telling us. I think that an alien spacecraft has arrived and they're doing meetings in orbit with world leaders and they want to keep the whole thing quiet.

        • Dave Z
          Dave Z  6 hours back

          Colbert is a propagandist

          • Devaldy Jonathan
            Devaldy Jonathan  9 hours back

            u can't spell Neil deGrasse Tyson without saying _ass_

            • one3y3jack
              one3y3jack  13 hours back

              They are both professional pieces of shit...disgusting

              • Anjan Paudel
                Anjan Paudel  16 hours back

                Neil deGrass Tyson as in Neil the-weed Tyson? 😂
                People get high just by listening to him😂

                • John Ohkuma-Thiel
                  John Ohkuma-Thiel  18 hours back

                  Awesome point of course, and I think it goes along with the effect of discovering and confirming thousands of exoplanets even within a tiny fraction of the sky had on the way people think about the religion and politics of being ‘special people’ from a special place—the now completely debunked notion that only our solar system has planets, that we are alone and unique in all the universe at least as a mass of solids, liquids, and gas. Just finding water on other bodies within our own solar system, plenty of it, had a tremendous impact on how people think, about other people. Even though we live in a time of polarization, we no longer live in a time of chosen people and master races, of superiority and inferiority, not in popular thought the way it was even as little as ten years ago, because we know there are other planets, that there’s water ‘out there,’ and that the discovery of life beyond Earth is practically a sure thing.

                  • Marie
                    Marie  19 hours back

                    I’m sad. :( I’ve loved NDT for years and I kinda wish he said a bit more about the sexual misconduct allegations. Trying to set this aside and appreciate the part of him that’s so passionate about astronomy, and compartmentalize the fact that it’s unclear if he caused harm to women.

                    • Edruezzi
                      Edruezzi  1 days back

                      Because it will be a decisive challenge of their beliefs evangelical Christians will become unhinged if alien life is ever encountered.

                      • Sugar Daddy
                        Sugar Daddy  1 days back

                        How naive. Most likely a large part of humanity will collaborate with Aliens to save their skins and/or obtain a few privileges (did the people under British dominion unite against the Empire?). Anyway, that's subscribing to an anthropocentric view of alien life where we imagine Aliens looking and behaving more or less like us. Flying in machines, being territorial, wanting to steal resources. Most likely alien life will be a completely different life form we can't even wrap our heads around.

                        • Lilly Sour
                          Lilly Sour  1 days back

                          lol he's talking about sensitivity and shit when he also tweeted his school shooting tweet

                          • FST Study
                            FST Study  1 days back

                            Finding a single cell species on mars is going to change the way we look at things.

                            We think that life out there is unlikely because the environment is hostile.

                            But, what if the environment there is hostile for us, and welcoming for them; and they might find the environment on earth to be hostile!

                            • Tony St. Angelo
                              Tony St. Angelo  1 days back

                              For 3 days

                              • HVYContent
                                HVYContent  1 days back

                                Eh. Neil cutting you off is simply saving you time from adding needless information into his well orchestrated, complete thought.
                                The man drops gems 💎 like a Sultan

                                • Ron c
                                  Ron c  1 days back

                                  they watching this video on mars right now, like damn these humans are almost onto us!

                                  • Spencer Malone
                                    Spencer Malone  2 days back

                                    Stay away from my Neil deGrasse Tyson #metoo, I just want to hear about the Galaxy!

                                    • alex gerling
                                      alex gerling  2 days back

                                      I could only hope finding life on another planet make this planet unified but the question is if DNA spirals one way on 1 hemesphere does it spiral the other way in another 🤣

                                      • Ed SR
                                        Ed SR  2 days back

                                        I hate women who falsely accuse men of sexual misconduct. They make true victims of sexual assault a disservice.
                                        If you accuse a man of sexual misconduct and fail to prove it you should be prosecuted criminally and you should pay a hefty financial compensation to said man.

                                        • Saroj Paudel
                                          Saroj Paudel  2 days back

                                          Why is Neil laughing like Heath Ledger's Joker?

                                          • Nobel Tibebe
                                            Nobel Tibebe  5 hours back

                                            Nothing more accurate has ever been said in human history

                                          • Nessie Andrew
                                            Nessie Andrew  5 hours back

                                            Holy molly, he is!!!

                                        • A. Stafford
                                          A. Stafford  2 days back

                                          Question is 'how the discovery will unite us.' It could be like DeGrass says, for the pursuit of knowledge. It is also possible that our unification could be caused by a common enemy(Like The Covenant in the Halo series for example). I honestly hope it's the first one.

                                          • Joseph Bishara
                                            Joseph Bishara  2 days back

                                            If another planet has life, it's almost impossible that we will ever meet them due to the vast distances.

                                            • Shane Riddian
                                              Shane Riddian  2 days back

                                              It's refreshing to see Neil listen...actually listen, instead of waiting (and most times not waiting) to speak. Good job, Neil.

                                              • Dr. Stanislaus McClure Phd Creation Science

                                                NDT is a member of the mile high club...

                                                A raped a woman in Denver

                                                • John Smith
                                                  John Smith  3 days back

                                                  too much credits given to human.

                                                  • MGR1900
                                                    MGR1900  3 days back

                                                    I liked it when scientists didn't shove their leftist politics down your throat. Jesus, just give us science. I'm not impressed with your left wing causes.

                                                    • Zynthesis
                                                      Zynthesis  3 days back

                                                      Came here for alien news. Got rape charges.

                                                      • Roy Rosario
                                                        Roy Rosario  3 days back

                                                        at least I'll reach target

                                                        • kishona69
                                                          kishona69  3 days back

                                                          Mad respect for Mr. Tyson.

                                                          • Ascension 669
                                                            Ascension 669  3 days back

                                                            Coming from the same dude who has said there is no extraterrestrial life. LMAO 😂

                                                            • xXBigRojoXx
                                                              xXBigRojoXx  3 days back

                                                              Setting us up for fake invasion, into a one world government.

                                                            • RR
                                                              RR  3 days back

                                                              Don't touch a woman... they'll accuse you of sexual harrassment...

                                                              • Abel Arredondo
                                                                Abel Arredondo  3 days back

                                                                Well guess I won’t mention the that tattoo of Uranus I got....

                                                                • Yay Yay
                                                                  Yay Yay  3 days back

                                                                  wait isnt the rich unified am i missing something lol...

                                                                  • Javier Guillen
                                                                    Javier Guillen  3 days back

                                                                    Seria posible por la filosofia usada por los fasistas, el extraño o extranjero, Humanos contra aliens, cambiar las guerras en la tierra por las del esoacio. Espero que no pero si la historia es un indicador...

                                                                    • Gregory Ashton
                                                                      Gregory Ashton  3 days back

                                                                      Would love to know what Neil said or did that triggered those ladies to raise a complaint 🤔

                                                                      • Rebel Records
                                                                        Rebel Records  20 hours back

                                                                        Probably stated the central limit theorem and she got mad

                                                                    • d6wave
                                                                      d6wave  3 days back

                                                                      You runnin' out of beagle dogs from test labs with torturing thingy ?

                                                                      • EntoSanto
                                                                        EntoSanto  3 days back

                                                                        Fireworks are exploding in Stephen's brain at 8:23 :P haha. I love seeing both these guys arguing stuff like these.

                                                                        • Daniel Lucassen
                                                                          Daniel Lucassen  3 days back

                                                                          the women accusing neil are just sjw bitches that start screaming sexual abuse when a man looks in their direction

                                                                          • Max
                                                                            Max  3 days back

                                                                            If he was cleared of his charges, what is the point of asking him about sexual misconduct? Other than perpetuating an overblown narrative that all men are sexual deviants? We shouldn't #believeallwomen and this is proof as to why. We should take all accusations seriously, but just because a woman says it's true, doesn't make it true.

                                                                            • Games Until Dawn
                                                                              Games Until Dawn  3 days back

                                                                              Back with more Neil? Nah, that is the end of the video. Misleading. smh

                                                                              • Suzette Figgs
                                                                                Suzette Figgs  3 days back

                                                                                That sir was actually poetic.

                                                                                • Dillon Keller
                                                                                  Dillon Keller  4 days back

                                                                                  I actually DO think the government is capable of keeping aliens secret. We kept the Manhattan Project secret and it had over 100,000 workers

                                                                                  • Ts030power
                                                                                    Ts030power  23 hours back

                                                                                    Dillon Keller not to mention the sr-71, b2 bomber etc

                                                                                • Sohail Ashraf
                                                                                  Sohail Ashraf  4 days back

                                                                                  Can I ask for some help or advice please? I have a flat ars and it’s pushing me towards being a believer in flat earth....what should I do? Would squats my ars round?

                                                                                  • Kai Klarr
                                                                                    Kai Klarr  4 days back

                                                                                    Wow...sometimes I choose to be self destructive and I'll watch ***t like Colbert and it's even greater capacity for comic relief when listening to the con artist known as NG Tyson and then write a post...
                                                                                    Why do they continue to pretend evidence of extraterrestrial life here on earth is still a "possibility or that there is no evidence for confirmation? "They" continue to play us for fools and those people who still aren't aware of the extraterrestrial intervention that has been plaguing "our world" for centuries if not longer or choose to believe it a conspiracy, need to stay asleep and continue to play the role of zombie because you will be no good for the future of this world. Just a couple examples of EVIDENCE OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE AND PROOF THAT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS KNOWN ABOUT IT, SOLD US OUT TO THEM, AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO CREATE A WORLD NOT FOR US, BUT FOR THEM....
                                                                                    EX: 1 Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden REVEALED DOCUMENTS providing incontrovertible proof that an alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda is driving US domestic and international policy, and has been doing so since at least 1945...SEE ARTICLE
                                                                                    EX: 2 The Grenada Treaty of 1954, under the Eisenhower administration, the federal government decided to circumvent the Constitution of the United States and form a treaty with alien entities. This Treaty It was called the 1954 Grenada Treaty, which basically made the agreement that the aliens involved could take a few cows and test their implanting techniques on a few human beings, but that they had to give details about the people involved (which the aliens never did and the horrifying abductions continue to today). A thorough paper written by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D provides extensive evidence and testimonials.. SEE "Eisenhower's 1954 Meeting with Extraterrestrials" @
                                                                                    And if you review the article in the link I present as EX.1 herein, you will find that Edward Snowden's documents also include evidence of the 1954 Grenada Treaty.
                                                                                    When you review the evidence, you will learn that not only are there different alien races already existing on our planet and have for quite sometime, but you will see that they have been working on an agenda to have total control over us...all benevolent extraterrestrial races WILL NOT AND DO NOT violate a universal law of NO ENGAGEMENT...the ones hiding among us, hurting us, and destroying our planet for their needs and resources DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS VIOLATION and the "human minions" like Eisenhower, have and continue to assist these invaders for their benefit of gaining power and greed.
                                                                                    And it is also a fact, so-called "disclosure" will not be aliens starting a bloody will be a slow and subtle public introduction that these so-called aliens are our saviors from a problem they deliberately created. "They" have been conditioning us for this introduction for a long time via media and disinformation agents... The Earth is too important to "them" to destroy or let us humans destroy with nuclear war, they need a slave work force that has been put under their control....and when you look at why governments are implementing a known health hazard and killer as in 5G tech, AI, and allowing the spraying of toxic heavy metals via their chemtrails and geo-engineering of this planet, knowing humans and precious ecosystems will suffer if not perish, then one has to ....WAKE UP PEOPLE!
                                                                                    AND I'M WILLING TO BET A MILLION DOLLARS BOTH TYSON AND COLBERT KNOW THESE FACTS.....but their sell outs, what do you expect?
                                                                                    And yet, I'm keenly aware that google algorithms will have caught my post and deleted it before any of you have a chance to read I said, self destructive. Have a nice day!

                                                                                    • stephanie_barrett
                                                                                      stephanie_barrett  4 days back

                                                                                      ... so you didn't learn anything about yourself, say ... about boundaries or reading people or making others comfortable around you ... not even about being careful who you associate with so things don't get taken out of context, just that you have friends huh? Poor use of time and data there Doctor Tyson, you might want to go back and check those numbers.

                                                                                      • stephanie_barrett
                                                                                        stephanie_barrett  4 days back

                                                                                        As a fan I was a little insulted when he invoked the name of his fans for supporting him threw this. He has made so many moral and spiritual arguments for science and scientific exploration over the years that he has become a moral leader in the community, and to that extent he owes his fans an apology for failing in his moral leadership.

                                                                                        • Sam Shane
                                                                                          Sam Shane  4 days back

                                                                                          2:03 i’ve never heard an audience so quiet... they were all like “damn.” no one expected colbert to go hard but he did. good job stephen