Stephen Colbert + Neil deGrasse Tyson = Best one and a half hours this week

posted in Media on Dec 11, 2011

I have already posted a link to this video of Stethen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson discussing tons of sciency things on the Twitters, the G+’s, and the Facebooks, but for my own nefarious reasons (read: so I can always have a place to find it), I am posting it here as well.

The description from the video is thus:

A discussion about science, society, and the universe with Stephen Colbert, who is out of character, at the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey.

What that doesn’t tell you is that the discussion is both incredibly enlightening and funny, and that if I had to pitch a show right now it would be one that both Stephen and Neil co-hosted where they talk about how things work. Unfortunately, that won’t happen, but the good news is that my fantasy show won’t keep Neil from his more important work.

Neil’s passion for science and conviction for learning is very gripping, and if you want a perfect example of that, watch the last question giving from the audience from 1:12:00 on. It’s fantastic.

So sit back, relax, and maybe even give a hit or two to this video’s origin as well.