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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Bourdain: Life is precious

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson remembers Anthony Bourdain and reflects on the preciousness of life in the universe. How to get help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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dave bolich (1 day ago)
Confusing the spirit cookouts with Thanksgiving there Neil? It's gotta be tough keeping up on an ever expanding lie.
dave bolich (1 day ago)
"dig a little deeper"...
dave bolich (1 day ago)
Earth Flat. Space Fake. Bourdain sacrificed.
polifatts (1 day ago)
Going on CNN is beneath Neil's dignity.
Hmm https://youtu.be/ECDHnb5Mu-8
Rick Rascon (1 day ago)
Neil you are so fake mr. Theory man
Master Adjuster (2 days ago)
Really beautiful words Neil.
Whipper Snapper (2 days ago)
This lady is a biiiitch, damn.
Nico Angelo Bado (2 days ago)
Anthony Bourdain and Neil deGrasse Tyson are the best pair to have in any show or channel.
Elijah cesspoole (3 days ago)
I rarely have a falling out with neil, but calling bourdain anything less than a piece of shit is unacceptable.
Adam Edwards (3 days ago)
Neil is a cosmic gem.
Xiphane X (3 days ago)
Lovely tribute Dr. Tyson. Thank you :)
poppykok5 (3 days ago)
I have such a tremendous amount of admiration & respect for Mr. Neil deGrasse...I'd love to spend an afternoon just chatting with him...He's extraordinarily fascinating...
Brian Tyson (4 days ago)
Isn't death by suicide a natural cause?
ValleyBoyKauai (4 days ago)
What a very good man...in all aspects.
David II (4 days ago)
Poster Child for the establishment. All Bogus!
Will g (4 days ago)
Niel Degrasse tyson: we're all just a bundle of cells bouncing around in a meaningless universe also Neil Degrasse Tyson: life is soooooooo precious, but I can't explain why because I'm atheist the overarching point is that without objective truth, an argument for life being precious is futile, except for scarcity i suppose
haissemweneht (4 days ago)
0:08 Who cares what this fool says...he believes in a pear shaped Earth. NDT is a part of the biggest lie told to Man. He is a demon lover straight from the depths of Hell. He cannot even imagine what the Universe "Manifest Destiny" has in store for him when his time comes...wait and see what the Power People will do to him when its his turn to pay the Piper. WAKE Up People!
Scribejay (4 days ago)
Oh shutup about your out of touch science bubble, Tyson. Tony Bourdain is dead!
BIGBEN9999999 (4 days ago)
Always compelling how so talented and authentic people get to struggle so much in life...
Geovany Franco (4 days ago)
Fake news hosting a typical shill interesting?
Hatice Cetiner (4 days ago)
Anthony Bourdain you are loved rest in peace we will miss you.
JHUMAD BHRO™ (4 days ago)
HIS MEMORY WILL FOREVER LIVE HERE IN YOUTUBE... LET'S ALL EMBRACE IT AND RE LIVE THOSE MOMENTS.. ON HERE..
Brian Price (5 days ago)
I am will miss him.
Brian Price (5 days ago)
I will miss him.
weezenberg (5 days ago)
idont like her
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John Barnes (5 days ago)
I'm really saddened by his loss. You always made me smile with your stories Anthony Bourdain. I hope you find peace. RIP you're a true icon.
RealGuy24 (5 days ago)
Neil re-painted the ceiling.
Greta Muca (5 days ago)
The late show
teenie beenie (5 days ago)
why is this dude so smiley and happi, inappropriate, as usual
D Mp (5 days ago)
Neil is so great!
rem1100mag (5 days ago)
WHAT A JOKE, BOURDAIN WAS AN ASS AND I WON'T LOSE A WINK OVER IT . . . . .
Pinaki Joadder (5 days ago)
....the cigarettes and alcohol woulda got him but when you date a chick with tats on her titties what do You expect?
Z 769427 (5 days ago)
The struggles he was “born” out of created an amazing human being that benefited us all. Could his past demons really be so unforgivable that he felt he had to leave his life? If so, this is a sad statement on us all. Why can’t we as a people forgive ourselves or others?
Derek Zakrosky (5 days ago)
He touched my life, just real that’s how I saw him REAL! I loved his show I loved how he was authentic. Great American story, great American!
dragonboy718 (5 days ago)
neil does not believe in god so whats the big deal? human life, to him, is an accident of nature.....hypocrite....
Andrew (5 days ago)
Its precious because it's all we have. We get just one shot at living.
alfa1duetto (5 days ago)
Just listening to CNN very long makes one consider suicide.
Melvin Calimag (5 days ago)
So Life is precious in the universe except in the womb?
DMA Lewis (5 days ago)
I never checked him out before. But he looked very haunted to me. Maybe people were too busy getting on with the externals of his success than they were bothered to understand how troubled he was. Well done humans. Someone else dies because we homo sapiens are sometimes so very shallow. RIP Bourdain.
Jason Louzado (6 days ago)
Thanks for ALL the ways you have enlightened our hearts, our minds, our curiosities and our tastebuds over the years!! God Bless you on your journey into the unknown!
Moe Jaime (6 days ago)
RIP Bourdain you where the man !!!
Pensivata (6 days ago)
There are many tributes ‘out there’ honouring Anthony Bourdain. He was indeed a noble soul, and it is right and fitting we should mourn the loss of such a wonderful human being. But I cannot get on board with some tributes to him which extol his “worldly advice” - indeed, he did have some some good, wise advice - apart from his last act - that was not actually a good way to handle life's problems. In fact, it does kind of overshadow all the good advice he gave, if his ultimate conclusion to all his wisdom is to.. erm, well, you know.. his final conclusion, in the face of all his advice, is to kill himself. Its easy to say that his "worldly advice" and his suicide were two separate things. But I cannot believe they are entirely separate - his will to self annihilate at the end - to some extent, however small, diminishes the wisdom he imparted. At the very least, it gives added license to all those other poor souls contemplating suicide. How can that be a good thing? He left no suicide note saying "don't do what I'm about to do" - he left nothing to warn others not to follow his path - and in that respect - as a hugely prominent role model - I take all of his advice with more than a pinch of salt. Sorry to say. RIP Anthony - you will be missed - but you had so much, and your demise has left so many unanswered questions, and some of us - less fortunate that you - remain confused as to why we should still keep going.
Jeff Cook (6 days ago)
I got a job washing dishes at the lobster pot because they were not hiring servers I told them I would take anything I eventually got the server Job there because I wasn't too proud the man inspired me to do what I do today. his Passion for food and the way he describes it is why I do what I do. I will always be who I am at my job and will continue to be successful because of him I'm going to miss Tony
George K (6 days ago)
We are not alone in the universe. We are surrounded by 6.5-7 Billion other humans and that's plenty enough.
Bernard Liu (6 days ago)
He came to look like Don Quixote, I venture to suggest. Very sad.
VWGTI (6 days ago)
I'm surprised a man of his intelligence doesn't believe in God.
Tickle Rick (6 days ago)
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Morgan Freeman of Science. Love the guy.
Neils a dirty coon
V E (6 days ago)
how about oxygen? No oxygen no life.
Alex Campion (6 days ago)
good on them for talking about him with enthusiasm and an air of celebration. perhaps it's very sad that he got so low he decided to kill himself. but fuck it. think of it however you want to. he lived, and for a lot of that life he fought pretty damn hard and really gave it some. "people only remember your last hit"...fuck those people. i'd be proud to be able to say i had squeezed as much juice out of life as anthony bourdain had.
LAVAR The GOAT (6 days ago)
suicide is a choice death is a decision
Joseph Della Selva (6 days ago)
Thank you, Mr. Bourdain! You did the world a favor.
The Chief (6 days ago)
What's the name of the sexy MILF? Look at her thighs..
Joby J (6 days ago)
When CNN like media celebrate or honour a suicide this will continue...
stripmakah215610 (6 days ago)
This goes to show, having fame and fortune is not the key to happiness. Having a relationship with CHRIST will guarantee completeness.
Dwight K. Schrute (6 days ago)
And if you don't, you'll burn in agonizing torment for all eternity. But remember, god loves you!
courgeonaute (6 days ago)
I was expecting a eulogy but I got the news that there was probably life on mars
Barack Yomama (6 days ago)
The funny thing is this guy is an athiest. What does he know about the meaning of life. Kinda like lady Gaga and cameras haha!
Dwight K. Schrute (6 days ago)
Barack Yomama He knows alot more about life then what you got out of a book written thousands years ago by a bronze age tribe that lived in the desert.
Anne ONeill (6 days ago)
I like to think that Anthony Bourdain is somewhere soaking in all the love he wasnt able to feel when he was amongst us.
Les Limoles (6 days ago)
I love those, who speak of HIM nicely. I'll miss his "Parts Unknown".
Stephen Hargrave (6 days ago)
Anthony Bourdain... Poster child of brotherly love. Scorned by hate mongers everywhere. Moments after death, the internet is alive with trolls to tell us what he stood for, as if those of us who gave our time don't know EXACTLY what the man stood for Silly internet. Tricks are for Nazi clickbait
Stonemansteve II (6 days ago)
I've been a fan of Bourdain's since he wrote that article so many years ago!! Learned a lot from the man, from his shows, about food and about the people of different countries and what they ate. This is a big loss for people all around the world!!!
Rob W (6 days ago)
Holy shit. Neil is still alive?
Patrick Malone (6 days ago)
Why is life precious?
Only One Way (6 days ago)
For atheists, why is life so precious if (according to atheism), it's just a line between two points of nothingness? Why is suicide bad? Why is murder wrong? According to Atheists, we're all just walking sacks of chemicals. No combination of elements on the periodic table will every develop things such as a moral code or a system of justice. If atheism is true then there is no basis for good and bad, right and wrong, to even exist.
Only One Way (6 days ago)
Who said anything about God? From your assertions against God it’s apparent that you hold to things such as morality, justice and right and wrong. I want to know why atheists think that murder is wrong if the concept of morals is supposedly decided by community, which boils down to the views or thoughts coming from the brains of these community members. I mean your brain is just a bunch of varying molecules doing things, causing chemical reactions to produce ideas such as morals, love, good and bad, etc. and your agreement with said concepts. Why do your views or thoughts (molecules just doing things), matter more than say the reaction you get when shaking up a can of soda, then quickly opening it up? What is it that makes the electrochemical reaction that goes on in your brain that you deem as “love”, any different than any other chemical reaction?
Dwight K. Schrute (6 days ago)
No atheist ever said we're just walking chemicals. We have said that we are made up of varying molecules and that experiences determine are psychology and views on life. As an atheist, I love life bc I don't live in fear of some narcissistic, genocidal god who will send me to hell just for the sin of disbelief. I have a family, a part time job, and I go to school bc I want to improve the world and make life better for humanity. And to your point on morality, human morality has evovled exponentially over human history. Morality ia decided by the community in which you live. You need only look to the bible to support this claim. Your god ordered the death of a man who gather wood on the sabbath, but I'm sure you won't stone me for not going to church on Sunday. The bible orders the death of atheists, adulterers, disobedient sons, gays, pregnant women who conceived out of wedlock and gives instructions on how to take female sex slaves. Now hopefully you find all that to be abhorrent and I would say you do bc human morality is different now that it was then. Heck, slavery was seen a morally ok by half the country.
Elder G.F. Jones (6 days ago)
Dearly Beloved, you hit it right on the head! You stated the problem accurately! And so based on the scientific fact that with every action, there is an opposite reaction. You said quote "How the world is seen through our eyes" and "How I see it". If how you see it, produces the results that birth depression and perhaps hopelessness;seeing it as someone else sees it, who sees it the opposite way, will produce the opposite of depression! I speak as one who use to experience depression, based on "my views and understanding of myself, God,other's and the creation in general. But when I, by faith, decided to trust The Bible as God's communication to me. My view and understanding changed about God, myself, people and the whole scheme of things!! I have not had depression now for close to 30 years, by God's Grace! But, it does take a leap of faith, to trust what you can't prove at first to yourself or anyone else. These videos I believe, can help encourage you to see, believe and experience in a new way! Please give it a try. For there is nothing to lose, but everything to gain!!! God bless you in your journey to His way of seeing things, that His Peace will be yours always!!! Proverbs 1: 7. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. - Bible Watch "SHOCKING Testimony of Heaven, Hell and Angels by Nigerian Pastor!" on YouTube https://youtu.be/H05DAzFQd2Y Watch "TYRONE WENT TO HELL AFTER DYING IN A CAR ACCIDENT BUT GOD BROUGHT HIM BACK (FULL TESTIMONY) !!" on YouTube https://youtu.be/7do-r-m94Sw Watch "Atheist College Professor dies and sees hell and demons - it changed his life - Pt 1" on YouTube https://youtu.be/kLimoqZUWgw Watch "Hell Testimony Dr. Donald Whitaker" on YouTube https://youtu.be/X54dYbfCSR4 U gb
Strayawayfelix (6 days ago)
No more CNN for me, it was the only show I watched and enjoyed from CNN.
BFKC (6 days ago)
Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't know how to treat the word "philosopher", or what to say, and so babbles something like a child. (Random superficial clichés and feelings he has, on the level of a child, and which are irrelevant here.)
Lawrance Ovarabia (6 days ago)
“Life is precious”? Wow, I didn’t Neil was a vegetarian!
Kiarash Aalaei (7 days ago)
he has a fucking daughter man... :(
S4njuro (7 days ago)
I think they are both on the verge of tears.... why did he do it? FUCK....
PutinWithAnimals (7 days ago)
Getting close to those Prothean Archives?
everett norris (7 days ago)
He accepted the rhetoric of a corrupt news network(CNN). Like Kathy Griffin Bourdain make anti Trump remarks. I would serve them both ( Kim Jung Un and Donald trump). hemlock.
Vincent Esposito (7 days ago)
Whatever inner demons undid Tony Bourdain- being able to go from being a nearly destroyed addict to someone Neil DeGrasse Tyson will Eulogize over is a life well-lived. He'll be missed.
kris pirtsios (7 days ago)
Of all creatures on Earth from the tiniest bacteria to the blue whale only Humans suicide it seems. The anchor should have asked Neil Degrasse Tyson wot quirky evolutionary trait u think has allowed for this? Would love to hear his response . I mean evolution from wot we've been taught is about survival, adaptation and competition and yet with humans they often play the 'get me outta here card' its sad and very perplexing. It must be a human psychological thing. Have there been tests done? Its interesting to study but of course tragic for those who take their lives. In Australia recently there was a 101 year old person his occupation was a scientist from news reports , he was healthy for his age and yet he felt he lost quality of life and flew to Switzerland to end it, as this isn't allowed in Australia. His family were supportive of his decision .
Dexx Tubb (7 days ago)
Bullshit!!when "THEY" are doin the business, smh....Their puppets need oiling....TF they takes us for,FOOLS....this guy goin to sleep talking...hell, hes talkin nonsense the whole time...This mess they mad stanks folks
Corey Messick (7 days ago)
So, no Dexter's Laboratory cyclops head, brain body type Mars alien...😞
Kimberly Upton (7 days ago)
"I mean" Criminy.
William Patience (7 days ago)
Seems suicidal people have a certain sense of distraction and irritation.
BREW DUDE! (7 days ago)
Why... just why.. i dont understand. This sucks.
Carla Fernandez (7 days ago)
Thank you NDT and your tribute. I will really miss Anthony Bourdain.
QuietHero (7 days ago)
he was a walking legend now he truly is LEGEND
E ROSSELL (7 days ago)
Hearing this news reminded me of his episode in Buenos Aires in which he speaks about finding inner peace and being content with life
Talanda Mc Clure (7 days ago)
What a REAL & RAW Individual who connected with so many people in ALL walks of life. He truly was an original story teller and lover of ALL things food & travel. There will NEVER be another Anthony Bourdain often imitated but, never duplicated. I will miss forever the sweetest man ever.
Lupe Lopez (7 days ago)
Anthony I loved your show you took me with you on your daily travelers to places I would have never seen you will truly be missed keep your fork ready and a beer in your hand my friend RIP
John Davis (7 days ago)
Anthony Bourdain was an Anti-White Alt-Left jew who wanted White People to mix with Brown peole to kill the White Race. He also refused to hire White People on his show.
Asti Upiastirin (7 days ago)
I am still sad and it's Monday..he died last Friday. His death hit me the hardest as far as celebrity deaths are concerned.
Nitro Express (7 days ago)
curve balls thrown at you? come on Neil. Bourdain choose heroin, cocaine, alcohol.
Gregor Collins (7 days ago)
Incredible to see something that doesn't happen often enough: YouTube coming together and agreeing on one thing: Respect for Bourdain. Rest in peace and love, AB.
deaksbear (7 days ago)
Please keep Octavia in your prayers.. she is a great love of his life.. the mother of his most precious Daughter.. and the keeper of his legacy. I hope all our love supports you.
fausto e torres (7 days ago)
R.I.P Anthony
Black Phillip (7 days ago)
Anthony Bourdain was cool but not faked cool. He was a truly cool guy. Very passionate about everything.
Nitro Express (7 days ago)
even when he said he wanted to poison Trump. real cool.
EVZYL (7 days ago)
Crooked Hillary up to her tricks again.
M Z (7 days ago)
I feel broken hatred that Antony is gone, my deepest condolences to his family
PJ (7 days ago)
I have a theory that bourdain, possibly, had planned to go out on his own terms for quite some time. a hotel in france is eerily poetic. why there? why then? with that said he left a daughter behind which i wrestle with because i think that's so selfish. If there was anyone who could decide they'd lived before life was up it would be him tho. RIP. U cut ur own life short but, fuck was it a good one nonetheless.
Oma Rumunna (7 days ago)
+Oma Rumunna ...said :-)
Oma Rumunna (7 days ago)
this was *simply* well saod
John Deathspell (7 days ago)
more to this story!!! we'll never know it like chris of soundgarden others people that had it all seem dead at end cos woman!!!! leaving them, left them cheated on them as his last girl did the famous actor daughter of great dario argento!!! think it crushed him so he took his life selfish i feel if you have kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have no kids so its ok this year i will suicide its my right!!! must wait soon after my terminally ill mom dies though....at 39 seen been through all the hells and dying 7 times mental asylum 5 years dead family/friends i'm fuckin done man....oh but i'm not famous so no one will know.....STILL SUCH AN ODD SUICIDE FROM A MAN THAT HAD IT ALL GOING FOR HIM AND A 11 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HE JUST LEFT BEHIND!...
William Johnson (7 days ago)
The king of fools(#45,REALLY?!)and his fools only have HATE,LIES,and WICKEDNESS to offer on ANYTHING that is the opposite of their scramble-brain beliefs and contrary to the deceit that the right way of life is the "white republican way of life."Hmm;just another code phrase for nationalist-socialism of the MAGA gangster[s].
PyroNinja713 (7 days ago)
Since all the celebrities and people I look up to seem to be secretly depressed and/or suicidal somebody needs to keep an eye on Bill Burr and Elon Musk.
805pooltech (7 days ago)
Thank you neil. I needed to hear that
zombiewack (7 days ago)
Fuck CNN, but man am I going to miss Bourdain. He was a good guy.
Oodololly (7 days ago)
Neil, you're such a class act. Thank you!

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