Neil deGrasse Tyson Applied Science to the Tooth Fairy

James asks Neil deGrasse Tyson about applying science to raising his children, Neil explains how he arranged an experiment for his daughter that led her to the truth about the tooth fairy.

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28 Replies

  1. Dustin Zero Reply

    I did the same thing by putting my tooth under my pillow and telling my parents I wasn't.

  2. Ger - Reply

    He saved those kids from becoming flat earthers

  3. Winchester Newton Reply

    I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these, the most influential is what is called 'education.' Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything, if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely, without the need of armies or policemen.

  4. Cormac Smyth Reply

    Two fat fucking arrogant pricks! Met that welsh arsehole in a pub in Swansea… the word on the streets was true. He is a prick

  5. Dan L Reply

    And this is how you raise Sheldon Cooper.

  6. boop beep Reply

    "hahah gotta make myself look smart by bashing people on their beliefs and opinions sure hope my dad doesnt find my comment"

  7. TheJuiceriver Reply

    Been saying this for years. Neil deGrasse Tyson is my hero

  8. Sturgeon Reply

    This is why interviewers love NDGT. You ask him the dumbest questions and he still comes up with brilliant answers.

  9. Sandra Dodd Reply

    I with the people who describe the videos woul watch them first. He did NOT arrange an experiment. The story is better than that.

  10. Psiberzerker Reply

    That's brilliant. It started with Skepticism, and the way they eventually Tested it was genius.

  11. Scathing Lemon Reply

    I put all the pieces together on the same day.

    Tooth fairy not real…santa…god..heaven, hell. BAM I became more logical than half the worlds population at like 8 or 9.

  12. reallyawkwardpringleshuman Reply

    Lmao when I was young I didn't tell my parents that my tooth fell out either and it never swapped out with a dollar.

  13. RandomKompany Reply

    Neil Degrasse Tyson, your promoted entertainment, should never be taken serious on science issues or be asked about ongoing problems that have to do with science.

  14. Alexandre Martins Reply

    "The experimentation we did on our kids…" That really didn't come out well… XD
    But seriously, one of the many things people do wrong these says is underestimate kids. They obviosuly don't think they doll is real, like, a real baby or a real Barbie. That doesn't mean the feelings they have for the dolls are any less real. But they're not stupid, they know a piece of plastic is not a real person. But we're myth-making animals, we invent reality, to a certain extent. So they may think the dolls have feelings. It's all very complex, but my point is, we should never underestimate children's intelligence and resilience to the truth.

  15. znout65 Reply

    "The Universe is amazing enough to have to invent stuff to keep kids entertained." – Dr. Neil Tyson, GOAT

  16. Theresa Hope Reply

    Woah amazing. Even his kids sounds smart with those experiments

  17. Kidd Ambition Reply

    We can apply this to religion… uh o.. too far for some..

  18. feroui hamza Reply

    if god is not real,then how is math related to science?

  19. Encounter33 Reply

    But you didn't do it right Neil. None of you did. Not SETI. Not anyone you thought was doing right.

  20. michaelbuddy Reply

    NGT is a disappointment and a dipshit. Fits the current line up of late night TV.