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:,cause%2Dand%2Deffect%20reasoning%20and
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  1. MsJupiter

    MsJupiter5 minuuttia sitten

    So the internet has accelerated the human race's ability to reason out truths

  2. dodokgp

    dodokgp8 minuuttia sitten Michael still remembers that he has an FItitle channel

  3. 컹ग्रैچوலேшаνσ

    컹ग्रैچوலேшаνσ10 minuuttia sitten

    Another benefit of having civilian deliberation groups would be that you lose the barrier to entry to political participation of having to have a comprehensive and fixed belief system/ideology. The problem with this is that very few if any people have actually researched and reasoned out positions on every political issue adequately, and as a result the vast majority fall back to a rigid, established ideologies to maintain credibility, in the process outsourcing their beliefs to a binary party system. With deliberation groups, people get the opportunity to get well informed about and form an independent argument for an individual issue, which is actually doable, instead of having to post hoc rationalize a stance of an ideology that they have subscribed to merely out of political necessity.


    UNKNOWN36 minuuttia sitten

    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

  5. CypyCup

    CypyCup45 minuuttia sitten

    "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

  6. Filbo Rake

    Filbo RakeTunti sitten

    Aliens have been proven to be true...

  7. TheDeadOfNight37

    TheDeadOfNight37Tunti sitten


  8. Rishabh Purohit

    Rishabh PurohitTunti sitten

    2:33 want a 1 hour version of this airport timelapse

  9. Sina Madani

    Sina MadaniTunti sitten

    Very intelligent and timely video.

  10. bluephreakr

    bluephreakrTunti sitten

    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.

  11. Josh Rinlee

    Josh RinleeTunti sitten

    That weird music kicks in you know shits getting real

  12. space sheep 1017

    space sheep 1017Tunti sitten


  13. Johnny Schmegma

    Johnny SchmegmaTunti sitten

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

  14. jull1234

    jull1234Tunti sitten

    This episode was VSauseome

  15. tao davidson

    tao davidson2 tuntia sitten

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

  16. Dylan Morgan

    Dylan Morgan2 tuntia sitten

    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

  17. Micheal Westfall

    Micheal Westfall2 tuntia sitten

    I wonder would happen if he went on Tucker Carlson's show.

  18. TheDeadOfNight37

    TheDeadOfNight3758 minuuttia sitten

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

  19. Among Us Boi

    Among Us Boi2 tuntia sitten

    This made me uneasy for some reason. Come at me mumbo

  20. MrRainKane

    MrRainKane2 tuntia sitten


  21. bluephreakr

    bluephreakr3 tuntia sitten

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

  22. Levi Baldwin

    Levi Baldwin3 tuntia sitten

    Someone’s been watching too much of the talking turtle @exurb1a

  23. Rawkwilder

    Rawkwilder3 tuntia sitten

    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 FItitle." 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.

  24. Adam Blackman

    Adam Blackman3 tuntia sitten

    Is V-sauce somehow Cody from Some News’s more sane brother?

  25. Pravinkumar Kore

    Pravinkumar Kore4 tuntia sitten

    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.

  26. Nic de Vera

    Nic de Vera4 tuntia sitten

    nice! mercier and sperber's The Enigma of Reason is a great book that deserves more attention

  27. amiracle

    amiracle4 tuntia sitten

    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

  28. TheDeadOfNight37

    TheDeadOfNight3757 minuuttia sitten

    Why remove dams?

  29. Le Mac

    Le Mac4 tuntia sitten

    the best file. ever :)

  30. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones4 tuntia sitten

    Hey vsuace Michael here how fast can you run

  31. charliefasurf1000

    charliefasurf10004 tuntia sitten

    clickbait title. what a waste of time until it broke into climate change gibberish. thumb down.

  32. TheDeadOfNight37

    TheDeadOfNight3756 minuuttia sitten

    😂😂 and here is an example of someone who is openly refusing to use reasoning

  33. Omar Garcia

    Omar Garcia4 tuntia sitten

    Bill is getting divorced.

  34. Chris Hammock

    Chris Hammock4 tuntia sitten

    All hail the lottocracy. I have searched all my life for a way that humans might govern humans... I think this is it!

  35. Ben Smart

    Ben Smart5 tuntia sitten

    I should have watched this high

  36. SleezDeez

    SleezDeez5 tuntia sitten

    dare i say narrowminded categorization

  37. Visperad

    Visperad5 tuntia sitten

    After Virtue

  38. Dustin Zornig

    Dustin Zornig5 tuntia sitten

    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?

  39. Spiny Cokie

    Spiny Cokie5 tuntia sitten

    Moon Men starts at 5:47

  40. Thabi Bokete

    Thabi Bokete5 tuntia sitten

    I literally watched the firs 1min and 40 seconds and I was like F Yeahhh another great video bing as I eat.

  41. Frederico Flósculo

    Frederico Flósculo6 tuntia sitten

    That Table Is Too High For You Michael?

  42. Proximity99

    Proximity996 tuntia sitten

    This is absolutely one of the best videos they've produced.

  43. SpeedyRK

    SpeedyRK6 tuntia sitten

    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!

  44. Jason Theobald

    Jason Theobald6 tuntia sitten

    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.

  45. ET Stalker

    ET Stalker6 tuntia sitten

    Nice to see you again Michael.

  46. Fábio Donato

    Fábio Donato7 tuntia sitten

    We need this subtitled in Portuguese, Bolsonaro's Brazilian voters would rejoice... or not

  47. MoFi

    MoFi7 tuntia sitten

    This wS a good one

  48. dickbreath

    dickbreath7 tuntia sitten

    You are my favourite FItitler 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.

  49. aleks 430

    aleks 4307 tuntia sitten

    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?

  50. Are You Going To Do The 'Ora Ora' Thing?

    Are You Going To Do The 'Ora Ora' Thing?3 tuntia sitten

    Like what? let's hear your arguments

  51. D R

    D R7 tuntia sitten

    How you gonna help Bill fight climate change by making a video bashing reason? You leftists have gone fucking nuts.

  52. Hlompho Mota

    Hlompho Mota7 tuntia sitten

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

  53. Leo Wong

    Leo Wong7 tuntia sitten

    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.

  54. eetuxor

    eetuxor7 tuntia sitten

    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.

  55. Kam Kam

    Kam Kam8 tuntia sitten

    Michael, whether you are an elephant or not, you are awesome!

  56. Alberto Mancini

    Alberto Mancini8 tuntia sitten

    As always your themes are amazing.

  57. Gerard Hafmans

    Gerard Hafmans8 tuntia sitten

    The *madness of Crowds

  58. General Creations

    General Creations9 tuntia sitten

    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!

  59. Inas Sh

    Inas Sh9 tuntia sitten

    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..

  60. vikas tiwari

    vikas tiwari9 tuntia sitten

    Finally back😋

  61. QuasarGaming

    QuasarGaming9 tuntia sitten

    Hey, Vsause, Michael here. What is... ligma? Ligma balls, gottem. But... what if you couldn’t ligma balls?

  62. jaharvery watkins

    jaharvery watkins9 tuntia sitten

    I think it might be controll every civilization has corrupt leaders

  63. Daheixiong

    Daheixiong10 tuntia sitten

    Sample size for those lotteries would obvious need to big enough to be balanced.

  64. Marrethiel

    Marrethiel10 tuntia sitten

    We are a genuine hive mind Like the Borg, we will assimilate.

  65. anAgama

    anAgama10 tuntia sitten


  66. TayoEXE

    TayoEXE11 tuntia sitten

    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.

  67. Tristan Durr

    Tristan Durr11 tuntia sitten

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

  68. David Abulafia

    David Abulafia11 tuntia sitten

    No, Facebook will delete ideas it does agree with or like, killing discussion.

  69. A3 Anomalies

    A3 Anomalies11 tuntia sitten

    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!

  70. David Abulafia

    David Abulafia11 tuntia sitten

    I am highly disappointed to hear that you believe in man made climate change. I thought you were smarter than that.

  71. Archie Watts

    Archie Watts7 tuntia sitten

    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

  72. Meta Self

    Meta Self11 tuntia sitten

    I guess Bill Gates will choose which "experts" will "educate" the "randomly" selected.

  73. Buisang Ndlozi

    Buisang Ndlozi11 tuntia sitten

    How does he come up with this stuff?!

  74. Canberk Sahin

    Canberk Sahin12 tuntia sitten

    I hope your hope in humanity that we can achieve something like lottocracy proves to be true...thanks again Michael

  75. ArminF

    ArminF12 tuntia sitten

    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 FItitle-promoted guru science man - he is in the right by default, because he has the views.

  76. ArminF

    ArminF7 tuntia sitten

    @Archie Watts mario fart go prrrrrrrrrrrrrr SCIENCE

  77. Archie Watts

    Archie Watts7 tuntia sitten

    Agreed, vsauce has been awesome but he has been bought out by the evil here

  78. Rosy T

    Rosy T12 tuntia sitten

    is there a green bar at the top for anybody else? it's bugging me

  79. Rosy T

    Rosy T11 tuntia sitten

    alright michael, you win, i'll stop trolling when people call me wrong.

  80. Rosy T

    Rosy T12 tuntia sitten

    was it slowly improving? i remember seeing michael's eye having like the green emboss-like thing.

  81. Rosy T

    Rosy T12 tuntia sitten

    holy crap did it disappear when he said empathy?

  82. Rosy T

    Rosy T12 tuntia sitten

    is it becoming more visible?

  83. nutcase

    nutcase12 tuntia sitten

    Video Sponsored by Bill Gates!!!!!!!!!

  84. Laurence Wells

    Laurence Wells12 tuntia sitten

    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.

  85. joe allen

    joe allen13 tuntia sitten

    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.

  86. The Narrator

    The Narrator14 tuntia sitten

    Am I wrong to want to laugh at the conclusion?

  87. Nicholas Nelson

    Nicholas Nelson14 tuntia sitten

    Woo! I’m loving the awareness about the big problem with the internet.

  88. JackBond1234

    JackBond123414 tuntia sitten

    Partnership with Bill Gates Preachy climate agenda instead of fascinating science and philosophy. Yep, this checks out.

  89. Santiago Arizti

    Santiago Arizti15 tuntia sitten

    This vsauce is so nutritious it demands multiple viewings at 0.75x

  90. minij hooi

    minij hooi13 tuntia sitten

    "Hey Vsauce, Michael here" ... claaaassic 👌

  91. Walker Orr

    Walker Orr15 tuntia sitten

    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 :\

  92. Jacob Nelson

    Jacob Nelson15 tuntia sitten

    Lets deliberate then.

  93. Conrad Gage

    Conrad Gage15 tuntia sitten

    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.

  94. The Rocinante

    The Rocinante15 tuntia sitten

    Wow, an actual scientist who has researched these things. I am lucky to learn from such an expert..

  95. sing song

    sing song15 tuntia sitten

    Please never change

  96. Tyran Stormrage

    Tyran Stormrage15 tuntia sitten

    Though I turn on the bell, I somehow stopped recieving notification 😭😭 wtf FItitle algorithm

  97. Nikolai Monestime

    Nikolai Monestime15 tuntia sitten

    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

  98. Italics

    Italics15 tuntia sitten

    Welcome to Enlightenment Pt.2

  99. Are You Going To Do The 'Ora Ora' Thing?

    Are You Going To Do The 'Ora Ora' Thing?3 tuntia sitten

    Enlightenment? really? how? elaborate

  100. jhoans rendon

    jhoans rendon16 tuntia sitten

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

  101. Leviathan 68W

    Leviathan 68W16 tuntia sitten

    Vsauce for president!

  102. jeana repetto

    jeana repetto16 tuntia sitten

    i love you Michael !

  103. Flora Lloyd

    Flora Lloyd16 tuntia sitten

    You should do a follow up on how the LSAT tests standardized reasoning in people

  104. Joshua Hodge

    Joshua Hodge16 tuntia sitten

    Thank you for making this video I still have hope

  105. DasRaetsel

    DasRaetsel16 tuntia sitten

    I don’t feel an existential crisis this time. In fact, this talk is oddly comforting.

  106. Terrence and The High Flyers

    Terrence and The High Flyers17 tuntia sitten

    "Hey Vsauce, Michael here" ... claaaassic 👌

  107. Apple Jack

    Apple Jack17 tuntia sitten

    We'll never see the Globe spinning

  108. KiingRichHard

    KiingRichHard17 tuntia sitten

    3.14159265359÷1e-43=3.1415927e+43 √3.1415927e+43=5.6049913e+21 Youre Welcome

  109. Hayleigh Fabrick

    Hayleigh Fabrick17 tuntia sitten

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

  110. Mazenick

    Mazenick14 tuntia sitten

    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.

  111. Sonar Bangla

    Sonar Bangla17 tuntia sitten

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

  112. Kzl Buzz

    Kzl Buzz17 tuntia sitten

    This is what i think every time when i am high.

  113. ShinpuruWaifu

    ShinpuruWaifu17 tuntia sitten

    nice he's back

  114. Juan Ignacio Caso

    Juan Ignacio Caso18 tuntia sitten

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

  115. Predther

    Predther18 tuntia sitten

    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.