Skip To Content

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson Talks About The Beauty Of Life And Death

    "My knowledge that I will die gives focus and meaning to every day that I am alive."

    Earlier this week, Neil deGrasse Tyson shared his feelings on life and death with Jason Silva, host of National Geographic's Brain Games, during the press tour for the Television Critics' Association in Pasadena, California.

    Facebook: video.php

    The conversation mainly revolves around death and how deGrasse Tyson finds the temporariness of life to be motivating.

    Logan Rhoades / Via Facebook: jasonlsilva

    Prompted by Silva, who is curious about how science can help us deal with the angst of being temporary beings, deGrasse Tyson insists that living forever might actually have an adverse effect on art and creativity...

    Logan Rhoades / Via Facebook: jasonlsilva

    ...insisting that beauty and value are more meaningful when things ARE temporary.

    Logan Rhoades / Via Facebook: jasonlsilva

    And by the end of the debate, both agree that being curious and "drunk on awe" is far better than living life afraid of the unknown.

    Logan Rhoades / Via Facebook: jasonlsilva

    The new season of Brain Games premieres in February. For more content by Jason Silva, check out his Facebook page.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form