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

Tyson, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye discuss evolution on "StarTalk Live!"

Published March 2, 2015 3:30PM (EST)

Neil deGrasse Tyson                                          (AP/Frank Micelotta)
Neil deGrasse Tyson (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:

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