Neil deGrasse Tyson moderates this spirited discussion with a group of physicists, philosophers and journalists (J. Richard Gott, Jim Holt, Lawrence Krauss, Charles Seife and Eve Silverstein) about the existence of nothing. The event, which was streamed live to the web, took place at the American Museum of Natural History on March 20, 2013.
The concept of nothing is as old as zero itself. How do we grapple with the concept of nothing? From the best laboratory vacuums on Earth to the vacuum of space to what lies beyond, the idea of nothing continues to intrigue professionals and the public alike.
We spend the first year teaching children to walk and talk and the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down.
Sage advice that hits close to my heart as I am going to be a dad at the beginning of August.
Neil deGrasse Tyson just keeps dropping these supremely quotable statements:
If you are looking for boring descriptions of why creationism is wrong… You won’t find it here. Please refrain from drinking any and all fluid while watching this video! UFJ is not responsible.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims the title “scientist” above all other “ists.” And yet, he says he is “constantly claimed by atheists.” So where does he stand? “Neil deGrasse, widely claimed by atheists, is actually an agnostic.”
How does his stance strike you?