This Neil deGrasse Tyson podcast on the origins of life is absolutely mindblowing

Mar 2, 2015 by

Tyson, pills Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye discuss evolution on “StarTalk Live!” VIDEO

This Neil deGrasse Tyson podcast on the origins of life is absolutely mindblowingNeil deGrasse Tyson (Credit: AP/Frank Micelotta)

Scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye, along comedians Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan and Maeve Higgins appeared together at the Beacon Theater for “StarTalk Live!” this past weekend.

During the talk Dawkins discussed evolution — everything from competition, to DNA, to theories of the origins of life. His talk was punctuated — and often led on interesting tangents — by jokes from Higgins, Gaffigan, Mirman and Nye. Listen to the first part of the talk below:

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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