The Future Of Reasoning

This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates and was inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here:

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The extended mind thesis:

MinuteEarth video on how greenhouse gasses work:

Molecule animations from

"The Enigma of Reason" by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber:

"Do You Know Yourself?" Mind Field S1E8


Jonathan Haidt's famous "emotional dog" paper about moral reasoning:

Cognitive Niche:


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  • Great filter. I'm done . Vsauce all over the place

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  • when u realize this guy is actually HowToBasic

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  • you help me sleep

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  • As soon as you said bill gates you lost me

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  • "we will be the ancients" feels weird.

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  • 14:03 Terraria soundtrack?

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  • Not sure how i got here. Must be in the bigger plan of the universe. New syb anyway! 😀

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  • V sauce baby

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  • EGGS ???

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  • 27:00 Hello Think Tanks. What are you doing here? Oh, just brainwashing the people to think what big corpos want them to think? ok.

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  • Good thing vsauce posted i was starting to think he fOrGot HiS pAsSwOrD

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  • All this video reminds me is Twitter.

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  • With Vsauce I always hit the like button once I hear "Vcauce, micheal here"

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  • Nice point, but how?

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  • Omg your “what’s Deja vu” video you look so different

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  • "millions of years" lol

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  • "'i'm am not an elephant" hit me hard

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  • Samaj nhi aya par sunke acha lga

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  • Describing global warming without saying global warming ✨

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  • Hey VSauce. I don't know if other people have the same opinion as me, but I would prefer 1 bigger video above 10 shorts. Please spend the time in longer videos instead of shorts. NOcds isn't TikTok, it's sad that they imitate TikTok (which in my opinion is very awful).

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  • Bogos binted 👽

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  • The impolite science radiologically challenge because bird focally stretch without a new blouse. hushed, left rain

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  • Michael after losing the election

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  • And almost 8 thousand people disliked this... I would love the pleasure of sitting down with them and understand why!

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  • I give this a 10/10 from my awesome-o-meter

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  • 0:33 we have to congratulate the amount of money spent on this

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  • You seem to put the main accent on surviving or existence of species, and less on happiness. Shouldn't it be the other way around - shouldn't we first achieve happiness and then try to extend it for as long as possible? What good is in living forever, but being forever unhappy, suffering? Isn't it better to live for just 2 minutes being really happy, than living forever but being happy for just 1 minute during the eternity? I'm not suggesting that going against self-preservation instinct (or the species-preserving genetical constitution) is necessary to be happy. I'm just saying, that maybe we should put the priority on happiness rather than on that. As there are many scenarios where we successfully preserve ourselves and our species, but live unhappy for the eternity. The complete succumbing to the popular opinion and lack of the speciality in own life (e.g. when the majority of people are deciding how your teeth should be repaired, and not the small group of specialists or even one single excellent surgeon) might be such scenario. You might always live with the terrible toothache, just using protein shakes and you wouldn't have to do work, as everything will be decided by majority for you, you'll just need to copy the lines from stackoverfolw or Google something, for example, living in a generally safe world. In other words this terrible miserable pain will not decrease your chances of survival.

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  • incredible

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  • Im only 42 seconds in. This video is mindbending

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  • Thanks for putting the image of someone with a piece of tofu as there brain In my head... I dislike this image

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  • Why does it seem like it’s been forever since you posted

    Ashur JoinesAshur JoinesDag siden
  • Micheal makes some of the best content on the internet and that's undebatable by all reasoning

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  • so... what I got from this is that Vsauce is a communist spy in cahoots with bill gates.

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  • Shoutout Julia Galef

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  • I really like your mind, my man

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  • Hey Vsauce Michael here never gets old

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  • funny part is all this video is making reason for statements

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  • More...

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  • He is a type of guy that can start a conversation on quantum mechanics, with his grandma during family dinners.

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  • You can always look at 3 things. How the fire burns. How the water flows. And how this world tries to avoid building communism.

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  • I swear I learn more interesting things here than in school in the last 7 years…

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  • We all know that vsauce is better than vsauce 2 and 3

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  • I used to respect you... You stayed impartial.. You let others come to their own conclusions. Now you serve an agenda... Unsubscribing. God bless, and I wish you well.

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  • This Video needed more Adorno.

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  • Michael knows to much how does he even live a normal life without questioning everything

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    • He doesn’t. That’s how he makes his videos

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  • WHOA, he is back to normal Vsauce.... YES. sorry was a little weird with the castaway beard build.

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  • Always make videos.

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  • I do not agree to Vsauce reasoning.

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  • This… explains do much. I think I’ve gained more wisdom for having watched this than I have from any other audio-visual medium.

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  • Funny how Michael never asked for a single like and got 17 million subs. 'Legend'

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  • Simple AMAZING...!!!! God should give that same speech to Moses. A very different world you know.

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  • Trick with a wrist watch. Michael has a watch that appears and disappears on his wrist. Did I just notice it?

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  • Want some spit facts

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  • fantastic video but i still dont think democracy is that great. we're heading towards a time where the crowd might be accurate in a number estimate exercise but i dont think it'll be possible to have enough individuals of a _society_ educated and knowledgable enough in a future that demands every higher foreseeing ability. everyone has access to concepts necessary to make an numeral estimate of said example but only a fraction of the population has the concepts necessary to deal with the scenarios that are far less broadly accepted than climate change. the amount knowledge needed to make accurate decisions on something is exponentially increasing but the individual's knowledge is not. the true crowd rule might be a great tool for short term, obvious threats and probably better than the fake, half-assed, corrupt system of most representative democracies but my point still stands.

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  • Also. As always... Thanks for the video.

    Kenneth SkibaKenneth Skiba3 dager siden
  • I would love to have a conversation with you.

    Kenneth SkibaKenneth Skiba3 dager siden
  • 21:50, I'm sceptical of this. Is he saying there will probably be no one who gets closer than the average? If so, I'm 60% sure Michael's made a mistake here. (I'm perhaps being pedantic, as his main point is still right.)

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    • I made a simulation assuming normal i.i.d. errors, and 10/10 times, there was someone closer than the averages.

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  • I mean, we already fuck people over everyday. We might as do it for the good of humanity and the planet.

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  • After collabing with Bill Gates you can collab with Epstein

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    • @Kea RD political conspiracies are sussy

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    • @ZephyrOmens sorry zephyr

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    • :/

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  • Fascinating!!

    Dave ShevchenkoDave Shevchenko3 dager siden
  • they didn't bring us here to change the reason but live upto conclusions.

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  • It seems to me that the issue is as I've always believed. The world is run by a small number of people with power, giving the rest of us no hope that we can cause a change and causing us to give up on the idea of changing things, therefore giving governments and companies no incentive to change.

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  • Teaming up with bill gates huh? He had a partner in the medical industry once… unfortunately he ended up In jail and “killed himself.” Becareful who’s bed you lay in Mr. Sauce

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  • i’m sorry but you’re just wrong

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  • Masterpiece.

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  • I love how all his videos state the obvious in a super in-depth way.

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  • so vsauce sold out to bill done wtih this channel, bye

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  • How do u manage a youtube channel and a clockwork orange program at the same time?

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  • This video is a bunch of reasons for why reasoning is bad.

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  • All elephants arent awesome 😔

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  • 0:05 Pixies: OOOOoooooOOooo

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  • The best!

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  • A lottocracy is a terrible idea that gets rid of merit, and including it really lowers the quality of this video and lead me to wonder why you made this video in the first place. Also, I watch with subtitles and saw that you changed the script at times, and for the most part I understand why it wasn't updated, but there was a point where you included more talk of people opposing your (and probably Bill Gate's) view of climate change. Why don't you face your partner in this and shill like an adult?

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    • Agreed. lotto is terrible idea. As for why he made this video, its true. A lot of people think that way. Lazy reasoners from conclusions exist and its sad; but true.

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  • English subtitle is wrong

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  • I heard this song in 2017, but I never new what a hyperobject actually is until now

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  • Yo hey turn on caption in the car begining and the beep boop sound Thurs in to the title

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  • Have you done a video on human chimeras

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    • His video on taxidermy touches on it a bit

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    • A human chimera is when you absorb your twin before being born and their consciousness is in your mind along with your own

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  • This makes me question my life 😰😬

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  • I love when Michael asks: Or is it?

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  • I know Michael, I was sad when I realized I was not an elephant either...

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  • Someone talking about reasoning while at the same time assuming that his possibility of reasoning is the fruit of millions of years of random processes is not to be trusted in anything that comes out of his mouth,.

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    • ?

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  • It's a very interesting model, but when we choose a leader, we give him the right to make decisions, but we also hold him responsible for it. If we start selecting random people, giving them opinions from different specialists, who will be responsible in case of huge mistakes? Responsibility is also one of the incentives to find the right solutions and deter personal interests.

    Nikita BuzdygarNikita Buzdygar5 dager siden
    • Ehhhm, yes exactly, I see how well this is working in politics and, ehmm, eaahhh, everywhere else I guess? Has a politician really ever taken responsibility for anything? Has a CEO really ever taken responsibility? A banker after the 2008 crash? No? Right!!!! The only times the "leaders" have been taken responsible was throughout revolutions, like in the famous French one, but those are few and far between. In general, unless shit is really steaming, no one takes responsibility for anything.

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  • There is a great rethinking idea (NEOM) but we hate it because the state behind it.

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  • And I am here thinking this would supplement by computational semantics textbook.

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  • And as always, thanks for watching

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  • This may just be the most important video on Earth.

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  • First

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  • this may be the most important vsauce video of all time. I urge you to to share this with everyone you can.

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  • You scared me when you entered lol

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  • hey Vsauce. have you done a video about whats right and whats wrong? where do we draw the line? if any line?

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  • Drugs are a good measure

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  • I cant believe I just found this guy

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  • What a great video! Well worth the wait

    Isaac BritezIsaac Britez6 dager siden
  • I wonder if this guy is vaccinated lol

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  • The answer to every question posed here is that for the most part, humans are both stupid and selfish, and this is not likely to ever change until it causes our demise. It's never changed before, so why would it in the future?

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  • What the flip would we do without Michael? What an awesome dude!

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  • 14:32 , no I do chose how I react based on these stimuli alone

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  • Michael may not be an elephant, but he is still awesome

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  • 7.8k down votes? Why?

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