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Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Worried That Humans Are Too Stupid For Aliens

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A lot of people ask StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson if extraterrestrial life exists and why haven't we encountered any alien life yet. "Maybe they have visited us in Times Square," Tyson tells us. "But no one noticed because everybody who hangs out in Times Square is just a little crazy." A more serious concern, though, is that maybe humans are so stupid and uncivilized that aliens have decided we're not worth encountering. Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about aliens and why it actually might be a good thing that aliens haven't visited Earth yet. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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PasscodeAdvance (2 hours ago)
Neil can beat Thanos. This man speaks the truth
Cooper Nickerson (1 day ago)
We feel that we are the intelligence being ONLY on earth, not elsewhere in the galaxy!
glasslinger (1 day ago)
When we go into the jungle to look at chimps we don't even remotely think of giving them technology or any other kind of "help." We study them and maybe pick one up and poke needles into him every once in a while, then put him back. (alien abduction) So what's the question? The aliens are simply doing the same to us! DUH!
uh oh he said mile and inch
roger johnson (7 days ago)
thangstheking (7 days ago)
What if Alien are stupid and they don’t have any technology like we expect
xXHamatoYoshiXx (8 days ago)
Sorry America, I blame you for this one.
necromancer (9 days ago)
If aliens are more advanced than us therefore they would be more smart , wise and symphthatic to not to kill animals ( humans) If they are war mongering like us they wouldn't have made this far rather they would've destroyed themselves.
Goh Eng Hong Stephen (14 days ago)
Yes, we humans acting like little children fighting for toys. These kind of toys aliens played millions of years ago.
Geoffrey Hillend (14 days ago)
I agree with Niel deGrasse Tyson. I wouldn't say the ET's found us to all be too stupid, but I have to think there is big gap between us and ET's with interstellar travel. They might be a million years more advanced than us which would include their ethics and psychology. If they can go anywhere and have their power and technology problems solved they could live anywhere or go to any planet and would not have to conquer us and an inhabited planet. It was Carl Sagan who wrote in Cosmos that if they, the ET's have survived this long, they have learned to get along with each other and we are attributing our backwardness to ET's. It is clear that Hawking has projected our more primitive behavior onto the ET's There is the prime directive of Star Trek.
Erdenebat Erdenesukh (15 days ago)
Worm's numbers significantly increased after this video.
Stashman (17 days ago)
Ah, no, I don't step on the worm. I'm actually thinking what he's thinking. You are a dkhead...
Social Mathematics (19 days ago)
Animals are not Humans. Humans can make Science, If we suppose that we have the ability to advance, we could learn a lot from them, and benefit from their progress, rapidly, and advance like them in a few generations if they are actually more advanced, as the primitives did on earth, like the native SouthAfricans or Native Australians or Native Americans.
Yuri Cabrera (20 days ago)
right man , you re right!! we are so stupids we cant see beyond our eyes
Levin (21 days ago)
He's right
Xanthalous Rachaum (22 days ago)
Dear Mr. Tyson: How can a person of your success say something so stunningly idiotic to us all? Where would I start to argue your statement? It's just all wrong! I don't even feel inspired to say anything more. Sometimes, you just see a stupid person, and, you shake your head and walk on. I'm not even a physicist, and, I call bullshit. Sure, you can do math, but, where is your degree in Alien psychology, sir? That's right, same as me. Same as everyone. So, go take your seat at the back of the classroom.
Kevin Lutz (23 days ago)
Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson for President and vice-president.
Danny Hemphill (24 days ago)
This guy is delusional. Don't listen to him. Not as smart as he thinks he is.
Ramon Pantojas (26 days ago)
That's right. Humans are dumb A F about aliens. Apocalypto and Idiocracy were fantastic depictions. If it's just like Communion and Dark City people won't believe it because people want to be in control of their own lives especially the "elite". The difference is the elite know this off the break so they eschew life for the rest of the "dumb masses" peasant class. A vicious cycle through the ages of "civilization".
Ziko Wako (28 days ago)
This guy is the stupidest mother fucker in the world cause he thinks he knows everything.
Andrew Long (29 days ago)
Me looks at the phone. Neil) "EARTH"
iabd (29 days ago)
This guy is a fraud.
Carey Smith (29 days ago)
Neil is an alien. Hes killing me with his bullshit
King Bob (1 month ago)
Man!! You right, just watch MAN IN BLACK. The latest one is Craaaazzy. You got to watch it guys
Jay ImHere (1 month ago)
No u
Steven Scully (1 month ago)
hes an actor, and not a good one.
AkJonny1965 (1 month ago)
We were dropped off here by the extraterrestrials because of our terrible genetics, they wanted our bad behavior extinguished from their civilization.
1RouGhL1 (1 month ago)
Neil always helping flat earthers just by talking
Jillian Smith (1 month ago)
"No, you can't see it, because it's a sixteenth of an inch."  (And my finger is blocking your view.)    He's hilarious and brilliant!
Victor Otero (1 month ago)
The Earth is Flat. There are No aliens. We cannot leave Earth. The Moon and Sun are very close to the Earth.
Kay_lister 47K (1 month ago)
We are
Lyndon Egan (2 months ago)
Take a Look at humans.. We're a absolute disgrace..
Insidious*fastidious (2 months ago)
I Believe it
Robert Csakany (2 months ago)
most humans are just mainly stupid and there is no hope for them the only hope of advancement we have are the remaining smart people
Robert Csakany (2 months ago)
i believe it
Raniel Pangilinan (2 months ago)
Blood from foreign countries is useless right now. I'm a native Visayan Filipino and that's why I don't do my ancestors' culture. It doesn't matter if you're in a different planet, country, or religion. It matters how God created us.
imp4act (2 months ago)
Coolings (2 months ago)
To aliens we are still cavemen smashing eachother with a fancy club called a gun. Humans still bow to organised religions and force its beliefs on others it's fine if you want to believe in some superior being but keep it to yourself. Then the big one is we are destroying our home earth we know we are doing it down to how long we have left. What is being done about it ooh must watch Kardashians. It is laughable us as an intelligent race joining the galactic community not a chance while greed, destruction and stupidity are still running things!
If there exists aliens who are capable of interstellar travel, they would have to be _far_ more intelligent than we are.
Juan Garcia (2 months ago)
Aliens discovered our internet full of memes/challenges/Darwin awards so they concluded that we are an embarrassment to the entired inteligent galactic committee. Kind of like dead pool 2 visiting the X men mansion & everyone hiding from him.
baka baka (2 months ago)
Wow for once Neil make's sense. Why the hell would aliens want to converse with a human. What could we discuss.... Oh that's like me talking to a chimp and trying to explain quantum entanglement. Right.... What could I possibly learn from a stupid human other than it's record so far on earth as a total failure.
Enoch Chow (2 months ago)
we are
Mklord10 (3 months ago)
Why have we not met intelligent life yet? 🤔 Because intelligent life is rare in the Universe. By looking at our planet for example there are more bacteria and viruses and single celled organisms. The animals are the the second common lifeforms on Earth. Then we have humans who are vastly intelligent. It took humans 4.5 billion years to develop on earth. So that said the most common life we might have in the Universe is microbes because they can live anywhere and everywhere in most hostile environments. That is why he have not found intelligent life yet because we are a rarity. It's not the question of if their are intelligent life it's where in the the Universe because there are trillions of galaxies out there.
Rick Guay (3 months ago)
Reading the Comments it appears that all of you have been indoctrinated in the Monkey Theory - Aliens (if they even exist) are basic Morons - we went to the moon and didn't crash - we went to Mars and didn't crash - They come to Earth and Crash all the time - We don't need them they need Us - Any of you share a Beer with One at a Bar and discuss anything of any Consequence lately - of course not - that's because they simply don't exist!
KiidPoh (3 months ago)
It makes me sad that i was born at this peak of time and it scares me that there could be life out there far more advanced and just finds us as useless beings
Nick Milligan (3 months ago)
If an alien race was advanced enough to travel between stars or galaxies, they only got that way by not acting like humans. So yes, if they have seen us, they are probably either disgusted, scared, or both.
dinkyvision (3 months ago)
Did Neil just shittalk Hawking?
Felton White (3 months ago)
I find it condescending when scientists say that extraterrestrials wouldn't be interested in us because we are not advanced enough. I think those scientists have forgotten that humans have created ant farms as well as having collected insects for centuries. Advanced species are not the only species that are interesting.
Ushiab (3 months ago)
Intelligence does exist on Earth. It's just very rare.
bjoergvin1349 (3 months ago)
Hawking's "fear" about aliens was, as he said himself, that why would we let anyone know where we live, and want to "talk" to them or meet them, if we can't even get along with our own races of humans (or just other countries) here on earth? We make war because something stupid like we have different religions, so why should we think all is going to be ok with aliens who might have different EVERYTHING from us? Makes sense. Humans are too stupid (in general).
Ew Fuk (3 months ago)
This guy Neil is stupid!
Rinky Dinky (3 months ago)
Intelligent life probably became a peaceful species long ago in order to advance as far as they are. They have observed us and saw how combative we are as a species or how crazy we can get to the point that we’d nuke the earth over who’s god is right or over the realization that there is no god if aliens did in fact make themselves known to us. So they left by saying, “let’s just go, they have nukes, we’ll never see these assholes again.” Oooor. They are here and protecting us from ourselves and asteroids like the one that recently blew up in our atmosphere in December hardly anyone knows about
Jack Hammerhead (3 months ago)
If you look very closely you'll see his head is pear shaped.Dumbest Human on the rock ,Neil deGrasse Tyson
tf1977sled (3 months ago)
Tyson the rapist huh not mike. How come his rape “allegation ” is covered up and keep quite. And all those other sexual allegations. Guess you gotta live up to the tyson name!!
Fauzy Thode (3 months ago)
The only logical explaination for their absence is the vast distances between them and us.
Michael Anderson (3 months ago)
If they are smart enough to get to us, and we aren't smart enough to get to them or know they exist, then yes, they are smarter than us.
Venkitesh Ramkumar (3 months ago)
Not only aliens different type of species
T Capo (3 months ago)
This guy Neil is a GOOF and gay.
Chloe Bun (4 months ago)
one of them is Katy Perry
Sam John (4 months ago)
Then he is gone fool than ever
KLJF (4 months ago)
i'm in love with my username
Filmsparks (4 months ago)
now that is a man Id love to meet, talk and shake hands with
Awoken G.Productions (4 months ago)
Maybe aliens are interdimensional entities.if we are being visited by aliens from another galaxy we would be able to sense the traffic.
GARY GRAY (5 months ago)
Aliens have concluded correctly: humans are stupid - not just stupid ; but really stupid!
PBE -official (5 months ago)
GARY GRAY I mean just look at Woodstock 99,
J. Eugene Fair (5 months ago)
WRONG. Humans are too treacherous for aliens. They are just waiting until we get a bit more lethal and then they will vaporize Earth and it will be forever erased from the memory of existence.
Robert Mcclintock (5 months ago)
You can see your brain evolving energy under your eyelids black and grey and sometimes color with practice. If it resolves into something more intelligent than you can imagine then it's god. God showed me light motor and dinosaur skin dark plant green. Natural selection is the character flaw in evil that is integrity is more important than life otherwise evolution is tragic circumstance with nothing intelligent happening.
Joe (5 months ago)
Not true at all..... The Ebens race really likes us they are from ZETA RETICULI STAR SYSTEM ORIONS BELT 37 LIGHT YEARS AWAY ......and there has been contact many times since Roswell NM 1947 They are our interstellar good friends.
runciter naki (5 months ago)
wait...what's this clown's accreditation? He doesn't even have any sort of doctorate. He's someone's bum-boy
Name Here (5 months ago)
Niel get.some folks together and make the best piss iug a guy can use. I don't mean the stanky piss jugs that you would find on the road ways.
नारायण (5 months ago)
Sometimes, humans are too stupid for humans
Mass Extinction (5 months ago)
I don't kill worms 🕵️‍♂️ good for soil
Mark Shaggy (6 months ago)
This man is brilliant.
Fernando Velásquez (6 months ago)
But what if aliens are Actually humans from the future?
ITheEnlightened (6 months ago)
The aliens we call grey are actually mutated parallel humans from a future timeline
Billy Corners (6 months ago)
Ohhhh Snappp!!!
Grayson Garnett (6 months ago)
Think about it like this We’re so unintelligent that we think that aliens have the same body form as us 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Aziz N (6 months ago)
We’re seen as viruses. No advanced civilization wants egoistic, greedy, racist, and violent beings on their I’m assuming peaceful and respectful planet. Our actions as humanity is the key to being accepted into other civilizations.
Lexicon (6 months ago)
Lmfao just the title omg hha😂
Conscientious Observer (6 months ago)
Interdimensional beings probably ride the light rails and public transit of our cities... probably do a lot of hard work, make our coffee, save the environment and children, and so on... rhey are probably benevolent and empathetic Perhaps protective and kind hearted...IDK its not like ive ever met anyone like that... but if i did, i CERTAINLY hooe i was very personable, courteous, and respectful. I bet the have beautiful eyes and great smiles with sweet souls.
Natalie Scabbia (6 months ago)
We're too stupid for humans, let alone for aliens...
Joel Byrum (6 months ago)
I love this guy, way better than Hawking.
Ashley El Dorado (6 months ago)
Im sure there are extraterrestrials that know we are here, I could see them being interested in studying us tracking our development, we do with tribes that have had no human contact, we even study animal behaviors. However we are far from the Ideal society, we still cant properly manage our planet, we still are factioned off into various countries, we are far from one harmonious human family. It would be unwise for any extraterrestrial race to contact us. Look into our own history for examples of that sort of interaction. The only reason I think we would end up making contact is if our society either reached the point where we were capible of visiting them, or we grew as a spieces grew up. Other then that they probably dont want anything to do with us, cant really blame them
Ethan Olivarria (6 months ago)
Look up bob lazar. We have alien tech
Om Tat Sat Namaste (7 months ago)
Neil Tyson is correct. Aliens used to visit planet earth and have seen how we are destroying planet and commented, "Scotty BEAM ME UP!! There is NO INTELLIGENT LIFE here on Earth !!"
Conscientious Observer (7 months ago)
Ha ha "lol" 😁
lukkash (7 months ago)
Grandiose delusions of a scientist and his colleagues. They are the smartest „life forms” on the Earth but the rest is brainless. Heh, nice way of thinking and devaluating others.
__이동민l (7 months ago)
he didn't say that. And that's true, they're a MORE intelligent than average person so . . .
Weichentechnikk (7 months ago)
any intelligent life form that can cross the galaxy or travel from one galaxy to another is probably so far ahead of us that they would probably not be interested to interact
What about pet humans? Most humans would be happy to be abducted by Intelligent Aliens. They get to see a futuristic world; They get free food; And, they get to live free, all day long. Yes, "free, all day long".
Robert John (7 months ago)
They would invade us, kill everyone and take over. If they thought we were stupid I mean.
Faaizur Rahman (7 months ago)
Why not think that extraterrestrials may be with the same level of intelligence as us or lower......?
1:30 I do not step on worms. And am antinatalist vegan since 1980.
Dany Ayash (7 months ago)
Can you imagine aliens having an existential crisis? That shit would be terrifying.
Lewis J. (7 months ago)
I believe that an individual is capable of great things today. But the day that our COLLECTIVE conscience can rise to do great things, will be the day that the collective data on the internet is 50% pertinent, well balanced knowledge and not 80% PORN!
peter papadimitriou (7 months ago)
I think that Neil now needs to worry about himself as there is a sexual harsment case against him according to the news on TV
aptkp (7 months ago)
If that's what turned the Aliens off, wait until they meet the Sovereign Citizens and Moorish Americans.
Nartnet (7 months ago)
Does anyone else think about how when humanity travels in space, for example on the moon or our want to go to mars, that Humans become the alien invaders for potential life in those areas. If humans took a specimen from those places humans would be Alien abductors. Thats crazy
kumar patel (7 months ago)
It's gonna be a while, none of us will be alive, so,let's just post comments for the future, 2018!
Jesus Perez (7 months ago)
Neil deGrasse Tyson is "too stupid for Aliens". Took him 2x to get his PhD because his "work" was so average and pointless. And when he finally got it, he got it for BS that is actually irrelevant to "science". He is a tour guide at a Planetarium at best. There are about 100, 000 scientist or science college students in the USA alone probably doing more important work, research, papers than him. There is not 1 thing Neil has discovered, or authored to change anything ins Astronomy or his field. Its hilarious that people think deGrasse is some kind of American "Einstein", when there is not 1 thing he has done or contributed to his field. Not 1 paper, Not 1 experiment, not 1 theory, not 1 equation, not 1 discovery. Nothing. He is a tv "scientist", like Bill Nye the "science guy".
Andrew Cary (7 months ago)
30 second adds HELL NO
William Solia (8 months ago)
The good thing is that people are getting smarter it's a fact I just hope that we smart before it's to late to matter boosh
mac andrews (8 months ago)
I'm worried Neil deGrasse Tyson is too stupid for aliens. If they hear him talking about pear shaped earths they are going to think we're all that dumb

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