World-famous and super-fun Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gives Danica his views on the stars, space, science, religion, physics and theories of the universe. And even more. We discover what “1% more intelligence” really means. Plus we definitively find out if Neil believes in alien life. Does he? Find out in this amazingly original conversation!
Today's guest is someone that is about a million times more intelligent than me and, I'm not going to lie; it was a little intimidating. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysicist. Not even sure what that means. But look, he is amazing and his depth of knowledge is about stars and space and where did we come from and atoms and nuclear forces and subatomic particles and a whole bunch of other words I can't think of because they're too big for me. But we talked about religion. And that was something that surprised me because look, he's a scientist and science and religion don't really go together. But he knows a lot about it. And we talked about that. We talked about why he knows a lot about religion. We talked about another interesting and fascinating topic, and that's just the trajectory of being “1 percent more intelligent”. So chimpanzees are 1 percent less intelligent than humans. So what's 1 percent more and what's 1 percent more of that? And then, of course, I ask the ultimate question, do you believe in aliens? So I hope you have an amazing time listening to this and learn because I sure did.