The Future Of Reasoning

28 Bal 2021
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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:,cause%2Dand%2Deffect%20reasoning%20and
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  • Vsauce's videos are like ADHD, you start with a good video idea but end up talking about why cheese is ruining the economy of the world

    UNKNOWNUNKNOWNPrieš 10 minučių
  • "Hi, v-sauce michael here! You're not an individual! Identity politics are more important than personal liberties!" I was wondering why. Then suddenly "Bill Gates". Yeah, no one can tell that megalomaniac that we're not ants and that he's just flesh and blood. Not our chosen savior. Our elite self-appointed gods have gone insane

    CypyCupCypyCupPrieš 18 minučių
  • Aliens have been proven to be true...

    Filbo RakeFilbo RakePrieš 40 minučių
    • Source?

      TheDeadOfNight37TheDeadOfNight37Prieš 39 minučių
  • 2:33 want a 1 hour version of this airport timelapse

    Rishabh PurohitRishabh PurohitPrieš 56 minučių
  • Very intelligent and timely video.

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  • So right, if we want to advance humankind, the one thing that Mike here never mentioned is to use reasoning, to convince yourself _you're wrong._ Now this is a big idea with possibly a lot of detractors, so below is my reasoning behind that; A more pessimistic attitude where one assume everything they think is wrong compels as much, if not more research from oneself than trying to find reasons they're right. If you automatically assume what you believe is wrong, you then can research to confirm these findings, and on occasion, be pleasantly surprised when you find that you were not wrong, you only reached a conclusion that may not necessarily be popular, but is proven with factual evidence based on intuition, confirmed through research. To always assume you are right is to set yourself up for falling on your own petard. To assume you are wrong affords the opportunity to not skewer and roast oneself inadvertently, and instead observe from the perspective of detractors who themselves may be correct _in one aspect_ while foregoing everything else, which disallows others from reaching the same inference-based conclusions you might reach by accepting the _possibility_ of truth others elect to avoid. To keep an open mind, but to always assume everything your mind creates as incorrect is one of a few ways to keep yourself in check, and to test your own ideas against that of the zeitgeist juxtaposed against historical reference to reach a conclusion based solely on facts and evidence. In a sense, some worldly judicial systems - should it function as they was originally designed - follows this idea: Innocence before guilt affords the opportunity to be wrong, and release those who through evidence were proven to be correct in their assertion that no crime had been performed by them.

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  • That weird music kicks in you know shits getting real

    Josh RinleeJosh RinleePrieš val
  • 1:56

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  • I'll give this one a 4/10 by Vsauce standards. 9/10 by youtube standards

    Johnny SchmegmaJohnny SchmegmaPrieš val
  • This episode was VSauseome

    jull1234jull1234Prieš val
  • Holy shit put this vid on repeat in public places all the time

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  • Let's appreciate that you can hear footsteps at the begining which makes you expect for him to walk into the frame rather than just appear in the chair

    Dylan MorganDylan MorganPrieš val
  • I wonder would happen if he went on Tucker Carlson's show.

    Micheal WestfallMicheal WestfallPrieš val
    • I mean political talkshows are a whole lot of "I'm right aand everyone else is wrong" while being heavily opinionated and biased.

      TheDeadOfNight37TheDeadOfNight37Prieš 32 minutes
  • This made me uneasy for some reason. Come at me mumbo

    Among Us BoiAmong Us BoiPrieš 2 val
  • Michael4Prez?

    MrRainKaneMrRainKanePrieš 2 val
  • Yikes. Bill Gates. Don't tell this guy he was at one point affiliated with Jeffery Epstine lol

    bluephreakrbluephreakrPrieš 2 val
  • Someone’s been watching too much of the talking turtle @exurb1a

    Levi BaldwinLevi BaldwinPrieš 2 val
  • a recent studie conducted in 2020 actually concluded that elephants are, indeed, awesome. the studie was named "I was drunk and watched elephant videos on LTsoft." the question , this studie asked was "are elephants awesome?" conclusion was :" yea... cause nose-hand on face and baby elephants playing football" therefore the statement : " all elephants are awesome" is in fact: true.

    RawkwilderRawkwilderPrieš 2 val
  • Is V-sauce somehow Cody from Some News’s more sane brother?

    Adam BlackmanAdam BlackmanPrieš 2 val
  • Video on How high a tsunami can get.? And What it will take to cause such giga tsunami..? That would be intresting to see in vsauce style.

    Pravinkumar KorePravinkumar KorePrieš 3 val
  • nice! mercier and sperber's The Enigma of Reason is a great book that deserves more attention

    Nic de VeraNic de VeraPrieš 3 val
  • I thought I was the new age Jesus preaching this shit nice to hear someone with an influence bring this thing up that’s been driving me crazy. REMOVE THE DAMS, MAKE SOLOR PANELS, STOP WASTING GAS AND PLASTIC

    amiracleamiraclePrieš 3 val
    • Why remove dams?

      TheDeadOfNight37TheDeadOfNight37Prieš 30 minučių
  • the best file. ever :)

    Le MacLe MacPrieš 4 val
  • Hey vsuace Michael here how fast can you run

    Mike JonesMike JonesPrieš 4 val
  • clickbait title. what a waste of time until it broke into climate change gibberish. thumb down.

    charliefasurf1000charliefasurf1000Prieš 4 val
    • 😂😂 and here is an example of someone who is openly refusing to use reasoning

      TheDeadOfNight37TheDeadOfNight37Prieš 29 minučių
  • Bill is getting divorced.

    Omar GarciaOmar GarciaPrieš 4 val
  • All hail the lottocracy. I have searched all my life for a way that humans might govern humans... I think this is it!

    Chris HammockChris HammockPrieš 4 val
  • I should have watched this high

    Ben SmartBen SmartPrieš 4 val
  • dare i say narrowminded categorization

    SleezDeezSleezDeezPrieš 4 val
  • After Virtue

    VisperadVisperadPrieš 5 val
  • I have a question: if one attempt to elevate our reasoning is open debate and maybe even choosing people at random to make our decisions, where does that leave experts that studied specific subjects and objectively know much more about some things than we do? Should their opinion be treated as every other's is or should they have a privilege when talking about certain subjects?

    Dustin ZornigDustin ZornigPrieš 5 val
  • Moon Men starts at 5:47

    Spiny CokieSpiny CokiePrieš 5 val
  • I literally watched the firs 1min and 40 seconds and I was like F Yeahhh another great video bing as I eat.

    Thabi BoketeThabi BoketePrieš 5 val
  • That Table Is Too High For You Michael?

    Frederico FlósculoFrederico FlósculoPrieš 5 val
  • This is absolutely one of the best videos they've produced.

    Proximity99Proximity99Prieš 5 val
  • This was amazing!!!!! The quality of your videos is skyrocketing. The time one and this have both been hugely impactful on synthesizing years of learning. Thank you, keep 'em coming!

    SpeedyRKSpeedyRKPrieš 6 val
  • This brings tears of sweet, beautiful, and inspiring understanding. I think about these things constantly. It's a wonderful feeling to hear my thoughts expressed by others so succinctly. We have to keep our space ship earth going and survivable. Let's keep the conversation open and our empathy exercised.

    Jason TheobaldJason TheobaldPrieš 6 val
  • Nice to see you again Michael.

    ET StalkerET StalkerPrieš 6 val
  • We need this subtitled in Portuguese, Bolsonaro's Brazilian voters would rejoice... or not

    Fábio DonatoFábio DonatoPrieš 6 val
  • This wS a good one

    MoFiMoFiPrieš 6 val
  • You are my favourite LTsoftr ever u make me question the world around me and help me learn about things I never knew I could learn about. Thank you so much for inspiring millions of people around the world just like me.

    dickbreathdickbreathPrieš 7 val
  • So you are ok with simply deleting comments that refer critically to vsauces partnership with Bill Gates Michael.. Really? Is this what you are doing now? I commented on the fact that Bill Gates global technocratic solutions to global environmental and health issues has and is causing a lot of damage on the local level all around the world. And now the comment is just gone. Really Michael? Is this what you are doing?

    aleks 430aleks 430Prieš 7 val
    • Like what? let's hear your arguments

      Are You Going To Do The 'Ora Ora' Thing?Are You Going To Do The 'Ora Ora' Thing?Prieš 3 val
  • How you gonna help Bill fight climate change by making a video bashing reason? You leftists have gone fucking nuts.

    D RD RPrieš 7 val
  • The last point is too ideal. Politicians would never want to give that power up because they get paid and those paying want more...

    Hlompho MotaHlompho MotaPrieš 7 val
  • Great video! I have to rewatch it for a few times to understand it, but it is worth it. It also relates to the problem of the social media that I only receive information from one perspective. And the other perspective seems to be disappearing from the feed. It is like getting fed by a lone reasoner. But in reality I will inevitably face people with different opinions. The lesson I learn today is to respect all opinions and not only praises.

    Leo WongLeo WongPrieš 7 val
  • Damn, this struck me @ 25:06: "Look at what some people believe and generate reasons for why they're right, and they'll love it!". Exactly how populism works.

    eetuxoreetuxorPrieš 7 val
  • Michael, whether you are an elephant or not, you are awesome!

    Kam KamKam KamPrieš 7 val
  • As always your themes are amazing.

    Alberto ManciniAlberto ManciniPrieš 7 val
  • The *madness of Crowds

    Gerard HafmansGerard HafmansPrieš 7 val
  • Is the book based on saving the planet by depopulation at his hands like his money makes him a god, I don’t trust anyone that has billions whilst millions starve!

    General CreationsGeneral CreationsPrieš 8 val
  • I always watch your videos twice, Michael! 😅 The first is like .. let's skim through that.. then I scan 🖤 I appreciate you.. I appreciate needing to use my MIND in order to watch your videos..

    Inas ShInas ShPrieš 8 val
  • Finally back😋

    vikas tiwarivikas tiwariPrieš 8 val
  • Hey, Vsause, Michael here. What is... ligma? Ligma balls, gottem. But... what if you couldn’t ligma balls?

    QuasarGamingQuasarGamingPrieš 8 val
  • I think it might be controll every civilization has corrupt leaders

    jaharvery watkinsjaharvery watkinsPrieš 9 val
  • Sample size for those lotteries would obvious need to big enough to be balanced.

    DaheixiongDaheixiongPrieš 9 val
  • We are a genuine hive mind Like the Borg, we will assimilate.

    MarrethielMarrethielPrieš 10 val
  • amazing!

    anAgamaanAgamaPrieš 10 val
  • Very very interesting. I've been kind of lost with the new digital age, and the way I feel we are no longer able to actually debate and civilly discuss the vast differences and backgrounds in our opinions. It's left me wondering how to determine what's true when I feel that everyone is just out to confirm their own biases. I don't blame people necessarily, but it's so hard to know what to do with so many voices and so much information available in this day and age, and people are VERY passionate about what they think they know.

    TayoEXETayoEXEPrieš 10 val
  • The 7k people who disliked this surely had to have been bots or people clicking it by accident.

    Tristan DurrTristan DurrPrieš 10 val
  • No, Facebook will delete ideas it does agree with or like, killing discussion.

    David AbulafiaDavid AbulafiaPrieš 10 val
  • I like you! But you got trapped, trapped in the CO2 lie. It is the sun wich regulates earths climate, nothing else. The sun is regulated by even bigger things (intergalactic current sheet), they are cycles, longer and shorter ones, more or less affecting what we do. The modern basic thought that humans would be in the center of all happenings wich is wrong. It got dogmatically hammered into our heads in schools, kindergardens, churches, science. "We are the Crown of Creation" What?! If you compare the size of our planet, the size of our star (sun) to other planetary systems you'll find out rather quickly that we are really small. By "we" I mean our whole solarsystem. If you want to find out why Einstein, Greene and a bunch of others are wrong and what is mind-blowingly simple to understand and visibly obvious, you have to explore the Electric Universe, thunderbolt project. It will test your open mindedness and quite likely you will see the world with very different eyes afterwards. Be brave and let your mind blow up!

    A3 AnomaliesA3 AnomaliesPrieš 11 val
  • I am highly disappointed to hear that you believe in man made climate change. I thought you were smarter than that.

    David AbulafiaDavid AbulafiaPrieš 11 val
    • He is smart but even he can be brainwashed it’s sad, I’d like to hear him challenged on it but these comments probably won’t reach him

      Archie WattsArchie WattsPrieš 7 val
  • I guess Bill Gates will choose which "experts" will "educate" the "randomly" selected.

    Meta SelfMeta SelfPrieš 11 val
  • How does he come up with this stuff?!

    Buisang NdloziBuisang NdloziPrieš 11 val
  • I hope your hope in humanity that we can achieve something like lottocracy proves to be true...thanks again Michael

    Canberk SahinCanberk SahinPrieš 11 val
  • How do all these kids here think this is philosophy? It's just another "Us against Them" worded elaborately: "We are reason" , "They are biased". Bias isn't onesided, but Vsauce preaches as if it is. Kids here being used for propaganda purposes ....... sad to see it happen. But nothing to do, if they watch their LTsoft-promoted guru science man - he is in the right by default, because he has the views.

    ArminFArminFPrieš 11 val
    • @Archie Watts mario fart go prrrrrrrrrrrrrr SCIENCE

      ArminFArminFPrieš 6 val
    • Agreed, vsauce has been awesome but he has been bought out by the evil here

      Archie WattsArchie WattsPrieš 7 val
  • is there a green bar at the top for anybody else? it's bugging me

    Rosy TRosy TPrieš 11 val
    • alright michael, you win, i'll stop trolling when people call me wrong.

      Rosy TRosy TPrieš 11 val
    • was it slowly improving? i remember seeing michael's eye having like the green emboss-like thing.

      Rosy TRosy TPrieš 11 val
    • holy crap did it disappear when he said empathy?

      Rosy TRosy TPrieš 11 val
    • is it becoming more visible?

      Rosy TRosy TPrieš 11 val
  • Video Sponsored by Bill Gates!!!!!!!!!

    nutcasenutcasePrieš 12 val
  • The way I visualize how evolution, and by extension, reasoning develops, is like if instead of software companies release newer better (not always, but just roll with it) editions of a software, but instead released patch after patch after patch for the first, that adds to it, adjusts it, or eliminate certain features that are counterproductive. That's us today. We are still a work in progress.

    Laurence WellsLaurence WellsPrieš 12 val
  • nuclear power can turn deserts and wasteland into forests farms and gardens (carbon sinks). coal miners saved the trees. oil drillers saved the whales. Nukes will save the climate.

    joe allenjoe allenPrieš 12 val
  • Am I wrong to want to laugh at the conclusion?

    The NarratorThe NarratorPrieš 13 val
  • Woo! I’m loving the awareness about the big problem with the internet.

    Nicholas NelsonNicholas NelsonPrieš 13 val
  • Partnership with Bill Gates Preachy climate agenda instead of fascinating science and philosophy. Yep, this checks out.

    JackBond1234JackBond1234Prieš 14 val
  • This vsauce is so nutritious it demands multiple viewings at 0.75x

    Santiago AriztiSantiago AriztiPrieš 14 val
    • "Hey Vsauce, Michael here" ... claaaassic 👌

      minij hooiminij hooiPrieš 13 val
  • If only Bill Gates wasn't a billionaire leech who works with international governments to block vaccine access by defending patent/IP laws to death... and AGRA and all of the other neocolonial shit his foundation does in Africa :\

    Walker OrrWalker OrrPrieš 14 val
  • Lets deliberate then.

    Jacob NelsonJacob NelsonPrieš 14 val
  • It's a shame Michael isn't making an example of why capitalism is good for our society since it comes from the teamwork and creativity required for such a system to thrive and why socialism has the unintended consequence of disparaging people through class and wealth.

    Conrad GageConrad GagePrieš 14 val
  • Wow, an actual scientist who has researched these things. I am lucky to learn from such an expert..

    The RocinanteThe RocinantePrieš 14 val
  • Please never change

    sing songsing songPrieš 15 val
  • Though I turn on the bell, I somehow stopped recieving notification 😭😭 wtf LTsoft algorithm

    Tyran StormrageTyran StormragePrieš 15 val
  • Let your heart be your guiding key... P.S. Luv ya vsauce, lol thanks 4 the brain blast, i completely agree... We need to take a step back, i think we are spiraling into an unwanted future, why make all these dumb robots and stuff? We dont need it, sometimes progress isnt progress...However, i think the people running things are a little bent in the head, they have bad reasons why they do the things they do... Im goona add this 2... Was it plato who said there r 2 worlds, 1 of shapes and 1 of forms? Well whoever said it lol ( it was sacraties or arostotle or 1 of those old guys) it gets me thinking about that scene from the matrix reloaded... Where Neo talks to the mayor of zion guy lol, uk what im talkin about, the guy who cant sleep so he goes to the engine room to hang out... He says "all the machines, i have no idea how they work, but i understand the reason 4 why they do"... Idk lol... Sometimes i wonder if chris-Chan will end up being right about all his delusional merge nonsense... Lol, have u ever seen that 1 episode off gintama, i think it was around episode 200 n something... Where they pretended to end the show, when gintoki was goona fight takasugi but then they were like "naw jk lol" ROFL i honestly would laugh

    Nikolai MonestimeNikolai MonestimePrieš 15 val
  • Welcome to Enlightenment Pt.2

    ItalicsItalicsPrieš 15 val
    • Enlightenment? really? how? elaborate

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  • He talks like how college professors want our papers to be and it is amazing. Thank you for the richness of this video!

    jhoans rendonjhoans rendonPrieš 15 val
  • Vsauce for president!

    Leviathan 68WLeviathan 68WPrieš 15 val
  • i love you Michael !

    jeana repettojeana repettoPrieš 16 val
  • You should do a follow up on how the LSAT tests standardized reasoning in people

    Flora LloydFlora LloydPrieš 16 val
  • Thank you for making this video I still have hope

    Joshua HodgeJoshua HodgePrieš 16 val
  • I don’t feel an existential crisis this time. In fact, this talk is oddly comforting.

    DasRaetselDasRaetselPrieš 16 val
  • "Hey Vsauce, Michael here" ... claaaassic 👌

    Terrence and The High FlyersTerrence and The High FlyersPrieš 16 val
  • We'll never see the Globe spinning

    Apple JackApple JackPrieš 16 val
  • 3.14159265359÷1e-43=3.1415927e+43 √3.1415927e+43=5.6049913e+21 Youre Welcome

    KiingRichHardKiingRichHardPrieš 16 val
  • Everything was cool until you mentioned Bill Gates. Surely his ever-expanding agricultural reign isn't for taking care of our environment..

    Hayleigh FabrickHayleigh FabrickPrieš 16 val
    • You are misinformed. He bought the land, it still remains family owned. It's a long term, safe return on investment. All there is to it.

      MazenickMazenickPrieš 14 val
  • Reasoning is what brought us here, you just admitted reasoning with Chinese characteristics, is the way ahead.

    Sonar BanglaSonar BanglaPrieš 16 val
  • This is what i think every time when i am high.

    Kzl BuzzKzl BuzzPrieš 16 val
  • nice he's back

    ShinpuruWaifuShinpuruWaifuPrieš 17 val
  • Michael, you just cracked my skull open and poured a whole bag of thought fertilizer in. I'm off to do some thinking. Thanks.

    Juan Ignacio CasoJuan Ignacio CasoPrieš 17 val
  • this video was actually really interesting and is one of the most captivating vsause videos i have ever watched. one of the best half hours of my life.

    PredtherPredtherPrieš 17 val
  • Spencer AdamsSpencer AdamsPrieš 17 val
  • Michael, I think your reasoning is biased.

    prooseeprooseePrieš 18 val
  • Amazing video, I especially liked the functional call to action at the end, might just sit down with friends and then debate a bit

    Hurricane MeridianHurricane MeridianPrieš 18 val