February 18, 2014 - Brian Greene

  • 02/18/2014

Stephen welcomes Jimmy Fallon to "The Tonight Show," Piers Morgan offends the trans community, Janet Mock explores gender identity, and Brian Greene discusses World Science U.

>> TONIGHT PIERS MORGAN GETSINTO HOT WATER, OR AS THEY CALL

IT IN ENGLAND, BEER.

THEN THERE'S GOOD NEWS COMINGOUT OF IRAQ, AND THAT NEWS WAS

IMMEDIATELY REDEPLOYED TOAFGHANISTAN.

AND MY GUEST BRIAN GREENE ISLAUNCHING A NEW WEB SITE

DEDICATED TO SCIENCE EDUCATION,BUT HOW DO I GET THE BAKING SODA

AND VINEGAR INTO MY HARD DRIVE?

EMPLOYERS IN SPAIN ARE GETTINGRID OF DAYTIME NAPS.

MEANWHILE, EMPLOYERS IN AMERICAARE GETTING RID OF NIGHT TIME

SLEEP.

THIS IS THE "COLBERT REPORT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US,EVERYBODY.

FOLKS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

I JUST WANT TO SAY AND IDON'T SAY THIS EVERY NIGHT BUT

THIS IS A SPECIAL NIGHT HERE,ESPECIALLY IN THE WORLD OF LATE

NIGHT.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BEFORE WEBEGIN, I WANT TO BEGIN BY

WELCOMING MY FRIEND JIMMY FALLONTO THE 11:30 TIMESLOT AND

THE BROTHERHOOD OF SHOWS >> BUTJIMMY, YOU'RE GOING TO

DO GREAT.

EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUTJIMMY'S SHOW ON FRIDAYS.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

LAST NIGHT WAS AN HISTORICOCCASION BECAUSE I WALKED ON AND

POURED COINS ALL OVER JIMMY.

OF COURSE DUMPING CHANGE ON EACHOTHER IS A LATE-NIGHT-HOST

TRADITION GOING BACK TO WHENSTEVE ALLEN BLUDGEONED JACK PAAR

WITH A ROLE OF QUARTERS.

JIMMY WAS SO HAPPY I WAS THEREAS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS, THE

ACTUAL SELFIE I TOOK LAST NIGHT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THERE'S JIMMY, THERE'S JIMMY.

THERE HE IS.

THANKING GOD THAT I'M THERE.

CONGRATULATIONS, JIMMY, WELCOMETO 11:30.

I'M SURE IT'S A RELIEF TO ESCAPETHE BARREN TELEVISION SUPERFUND

SITE OF THE 12:30 DEATH SLOT.

THAT REMINDS ME--CONGRATULATIONS, SETH.

LOOKING FORWARD TO FEBRUARY 24.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE GREAT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

NATION, IS IT ME OR HAS AMERICAGONE CRAZY?

EVERYBODY IS COVERED IN TATTOOS,HAS HEALTH INSURANCE-- IT'S

MADNESS.

BUT, FOLKS, NOTHING HAS ME MORECONFUSES THAN THE TRANSGENDERS.

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE FROM RUPAUL,TO "GLEE "TO THE TRANSFORMERS

MOVIES.

HEY, HEY, OPTIMUSYOU WERE BORN A ROBOT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF INSIDE YOUFEEL LIKE YOU'RE A TRUCK.

( APPLAUSE )BESIDES, BEING TRANSGENDER IS

JUST NOT FAIR, I PUT IN 49 YEARSINTO BEING A DUDE, AND THEN SOME

JOANNIE-COME-LATELY SAYS SHE'S AJOHNNY AND SUDDENLY I HAVE HAVE

TO PAY HER THE SAME AS A MAN.

WHERE ARE WE AS A NATION?

AND THE WHOLE THING MAKES MYBRAIN BROKE.

LAST WEEK, FACEBOOK ADDED MORETHAN 50 CUSTOM GENDER OPTIONS,

INCLUDING TRANSGENDER,TRANSGENDER FEMALE, TRANSGENDER

MALE, TRANSFEMALE, TRANSMALE,TRANSWOMAN, TRANSPERSON,

TRANSASTERISK FEMALE.

TRANSASTERISK MALE.

TRANSASTERISK PERSON-- I BELIEVETHAT'S WHEN YOU'RE BORN AN

ASTERISK BUT DEEP INSIDE YOUBELIEVE YOU'RE AN AMPERSAND.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

PLUS.

( CHEERS )NO, I HAVE A COUSIN.

TRANSSEXUAL.

TRANSSEXUAL FEMALE.

TRANSSEXUAL MALE.

TRANSSEXUAL MAN, TRANSSEXUALPERSON, ANDROGYNOUS, GENDER

QUESTIONING, GENDERNONCONFORMING, AND GENDER

FLUID-- ALTHOUGH I CERTAINLYHOPE ALL THOSE CATEGORIES

INVOLVE SOME SORT OF GENDERFLUIDS.

NOW, I'M GOING TO SKIP HERE--I'M GOING TO SKIP A FEW OF

THESE, BUT THE LIST ROUNDS OUTWITH PAN-GENDER, NEITHER, AND

OTHER.

( APPLAUSE ) ( CHEERS )

"OTHER."

"OTHER."

WHAT DID I NOT INCLUDE IN THATLIST?

PIRATE.

MER-PERSON.

MINAJ?

AND FOLKS, GET THIS, GET THIS,NOW TRANSGENDERS ARE TRYING TO

INFILTRATE THE LAST BASTION OFMALENESS, THE VICTORIA SECRET'S

FASHION SHOW.

>> CARMEN CARRERA SAY RISINGSTAR IN THE FASHION WORLD.

SHE HAS MORE THAN 200,000FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK AND FANS

SIGNED A PETITION TRYING TO HAVEADDED TO THE VICTORIA'S

SECRET FASHION SHOW.

WHAT SETS HER APART FROM THEOTHER FASHION MODELS IS SHE'S

TRANSGENDERED.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

SHE CAN'T BE A RUNWAY MODEL.

NOT BECAUSE SHE'S TRANSGENDER.

BECAUSE SHE 28.

MOVE IT ALONG, GRANDMA.

MOVE IT ALONG!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )GET SOME OF THEM GRANNY PANTIES.

PULL THEM UP TO HERE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

AND IT IS A MIND FIELD FORTELEVISION HOSTS.

I MEAN LOOK AT POOR KATIECOURIC.

I KNOW SHE'S A WOMAN BECAUSE ISAW HER COLONOSCOPY.

VERY-- NO, NO, NO, YOU CANTELL-- VERY DAINTY DID YOUD

ONEM.

SHE INVITED CARMEN CARRERA ONHER SHOW BUT CAUGHT SERIOUS HEAT

FOR ASKING A SERIOUS QUESTION?

>> YOUR PRIVATE PARTS AREDIFFERENT NOW, AREN'T THEY?

>> I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUTIT.

IT'S REALLY PERSONAL.

THEY ALWAYS KIND OF JUST MAKE ITABOUT, OK LET'S SEE YOUR

BEFORE.

LET'S SEE YOUR AFTER.

AND NOW WHAT, DO YOUR GENITALSLOOK LIKE?

>> Stephen: OKAY, LET ME GETTHIS STRAIGHT.

NOW WE CAN'T TALK ABOUTGENITALS?

I WOULDN'T HAVE A SHOW IF ICOULDN'T MENTION MY BALLS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THEY ARE MY COHOSTS-- KATHIE LEEAND HODA.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )( LAUGHTER )

WHAT HAPPENED TO POOR KATIECOURIC PALES IN COMPARISON TO

THE HIT JOB THE GENDERDYSMORPHIA MAFIA DID TO CNN'S

PIERS MORGAN.

HE DEVOTED AN ENTIRE SEGMENT TOJAN MOCK, AND PIERS EVEN WENT

THE EXTRA MILE TO CLEARLYIDENTIFY WHO JANET USED TO BE,

WHICH CAUSED HER TO TWITTER SLAMPIERS WRITING-- I WAS NOT

FORMERLY A MAN.

PLEASE STOP SENSATIONALIZING MYLIFE.

AND@PIERSMORGANLIVE GET IT THEBLEEP TOGETHER.

IT'S THE SAME MESSAGE HE GETSEVERY NIGHT FROM CNN PRESIDENT

JEFF ZUCKER.

THE INTERNET UNLOADED BOTHBARRELS ON PIERS, WHO PUT MOCK

BACK ON TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HEHAD SAID.

>> I HAVE SPENT LITERALLY 12HOURS BEING VICIOUSLY ABUSED BY

THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY.

I WANT YOU TO EXPLAIN WHY I HADTO GO THROUGH THIS.

>> Stephen: YES, YOUTRANSGENDER PEOPLE DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BERIDICULED AND ABUSED.

( LAUGHTER )I MEAN, THEY SAID MEAN THINGS

ABOUT HIM ON TWITTER, AND WHAT'SPIERS MORGAN SUPPOSED TO DO--

NOT SPEND 12 HOURS READING ABOUTHIMSELF?

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

THE POINT IS--( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

NO, I'M MAD.

I AM MAD.

THE POINT IS THAT TRANSGENDEREDCOMMUNITY ARE NEVER SATISFIED.

APPARENTLY, IT'S NOT ENOUGH TOTREAT THEM LIKE WOMEN.

NOW WE HAVE TO TREAT THEM LIKEHUMAN BEINGS.

( LAUGHTER )NATION, THIS IS A PROBLEM

WITHOUT ANSWERS.

AND WHEN I COME BACK, I'M GOINGTO GET THOSE ANSWERS FROM

TRANSGENDER AUTHOR JANET MOCK.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, IF YOU ARE JUSTJOINING THE REPORT ALREADY IN

PROGRESS, BEFORE THE COMMERCIALBREAK, WE WERE DISCUSSING, SHALL

WE SAY, THE BATHING SUIT REGION.

I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO GRAPHICHERE BECAUSE YOU SEE, AS A

BROADCASTER WHEN IT COMES TOTRANSGENDER ISSUE I DON'T KNOW

WHAT I SHOULD SAY TO THESEPEOPLE.

HERE TO SAY WHAT I SHOULD SAY TOTHESE PEOPLE, PLEASE WELCOME

TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST, PIERSMORGAN ABUSER, AND AUTHOR OF

"REDEFINING REALNESS," JANETMOCK.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

NOW THEN, HERE'S THE BOOK,"REDEFINING REALNESS," GO GET

IT.

NOW, YOUNG LADY, YOUNG LADY-- ( CHEERS )

OKAY, NOW I DON'T-- I DON'T WANTTO MISSTEP HERE.

SO WHAT I'VE DONE-- WE'VE HADYOU RECORD ON THIS BUTTON RIGHT

HERE, WHAT YOU SAID TO PIERSMORGAN.

GIVE IT A LITTLE SHOT THERE.

>> GET IT THE ( BLEEP )TOGETHER.

>> Stephen: OKAY, IF AT SOMEPOINT, YOU THINK I'VE SAID THE

WRONG THING, JUST HIT THEBUTTON, OKAY?

>> I WILL.

>> Stephen: THOSE ARE THEGROUND RULES.

>> OKAY( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: JANET-- CAN ICALL YOU JANET?

>> PLEASE, DO CALL ME JANET.

>> Stephen: YOUNG LADY, WHYARE YOU SO MAD AT MY BUDDY

PIERS.

WHY DID YOU UNLOAD ON HIM?

>> I THINK ME AND PIERS HAD ANISSUE SPEAKING ACROSS PRIVILEGE,

ACROSS DIFFERENCE, AND ACROSSEXPERIENCE.

I THINK THAT THEY USE VERYPROBLEMATIC LANGUAGE THAT SHOWED

THEIR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING.

I THINK OUR WIDER CULTURE -->> Stephen: THEY?

HE'S A HE.

HE SELF-IDENTIFIES AS A SINGLEMAN.

DON'T YOU IDENTIFY HIM ASSOMETHING OTHER THAN A SINGLE

MAN.

THAT'S HIS CHOICE.

ALL RIGHT.

>> GET IT THE ( BLEEP )TOGETHER.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: HOW DARE YOU?

HOW DARE YOU?

OKAY, YOU SAID THAT HE WASTRYING TO SENSATIONALIZE YOUR

LIFE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: DID YOU-- DID YOUNOT WANT TO SELL A LOT OF BOOKS?

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT MOVESPAPERS, SENSATIONALIZING.

>> WELL, YES, BUT THE BOOK'SPURPOSE IS TO ELEVATE THE ISSUE

FACING YOUNG TRANS, TALK ABOUTISSUES FACING TRANSWOMEN OF

COLOR AND THE TRANS COMMUNITY ATLARGE.

THEY DEAL WITH DAILY ACCESSISSUES, LIKE BEING ABLE TO

SAFELY LEAVE THEIR HOME.

BEING ABLE TO WALK ON THE STREETWITHOUT BEING HARASSED.

BE ABLE TO GET AFFORDABLEMEDICAL CARE-- WHICH I KNOW YOU

REALLY BELIEVE IN.

>> Stephen: SURE, MOVE TOCANADA, BABY.

( LAUGHTER )IS IT GETTING BETTER FOR PEOPLE

IN THE TRANS COMMUNITY?

>> I THINK IT IS.

I THINK THAT ME SITTING HEREWITH YOU AS YOUR FIRST OPENLY

TRANS GUEST, I'M ASSUMING--( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

IS AN AMAZING MOMENT.

AND I ALSO THINK THAT-- AND YOUALSO ARE JUST ASKING HOW

DO PEOPLE WANT TO IDENTIFY.

THOSE 50 FACEBOOK GENDER MARKERS--

>> Stephen: THAT DOESN'T SEEMLAKE A LOT TO YOU?

>> ACTUALLY, IT SEEMS LIKE ALITTLE.

>> Stephen: REALLY WHEN I WASA KID--

>> NON-BINARY, BIGENDER -->> Stephen: THAT WAS IN

THERE, TOO.

I ONLY HAVE A HALF HOUR SHOW.

HELP ME OUT HERE!

I'M JUST A GUY, SELF-IDENTIFY ASA GUY.

IS THERE A NAME FOR THAT AS AGUY WHO IDENTIFIES AS A GUY?

>> YES YOU IDENTIFY AS A GUY.

AND I THINK ASKING PEOPLE -->> Stephen: DO I HAVE A NAME?

>> DO YOU IDENTIFY AS A MAN?

>> Stephen: I DO, BABY.

>> I THINK THE FIRST STEP ISASKING PEOPLE HOW THEY IDENTIFY?

WE RESPECT THEIR FREEDOM TOSELF-IDENTIFY.

>> Stephen: DOESN'T THAT MAKEEVERY CONVERSATION WITH A PERSON

YOU MEET END UP BEING ABOUT THATOTHER PERSON?

>> WELL -->> Stephen: I WANT THE

CONVERSATION TO BE ABOUT ME?

>> IT IS BECAUSE IT FREEZE YOUFROM MAKING MISTAKES AND

ASSUMPTION.

>> Stephen: SHOULD I LEADWITH THAT, "STEPHEN COLBERT,

SELF-IDENTIFIES AS A MAN."

>> YES, AND I USE "HE" AND "HIM"PRONOUNS.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF NOT "HE"OR "HIM.

OF.

>> THEY, THEM.

I USUALLY USE IT "THEY."

>> Stephen: FOR A SINGLEPERSON?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: THAT SOUNDS WAYTOO MUCH LIKE WHAT SHALL I CALL

YOU?

AND THE DEMON SAYS WE ARE LEGIONBECAUSE WE ARE MANY.

THAT SETS OFF ALARM BELLS IN MYHEAD.

>> FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT'S HOWTHEY WANT TO IDENTIFY AND IT

FREES US FROM MAKINGASSUMPTIONS.

>> Stephen: HELP ME OUT.

I SELF-IDENTIFY AS JUST ANAVERAGE JOE SIX PACK.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: WHEN I GREW UP,WHEN I GREW UP, YOU HAD AN INNIE

OR AN OUTIE.

IT WAS LIKE A BELLYBUTTON, OKAY?

>> OKAY, OKAY.

>> Stephen: I'M AT SEA HERE.

I'M COMPLETELY AT SEA IN THE NEWWORLD.

I MIGHT BE TOO OLD TO LEARN THISNEW STUFF.

>> I DON'T THINK SO.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> I THINK THIS IS ACONVERSATION ABOUT GENDER, AND I

THINK OUR GENDERS ARE AS UNIQUEAS WE ARE.

MY FATHER HAD A VERY BLACK ANDWHITE IDEA OF GENDER, MEN DO

THIS, GIRLS DO THIS.

WOMEN DO THIS, BOYS DO THAT.

FOR ME I WAS FORCED TO FOLLOWALL OF HIS RULES.

I WAS A BABY WHO WAS ASSIGNEDMALE AT BIRTH AND TOLD I NEEDED

TO ACT LIKE A BOY.

>> Stephen: IF I HAVE A BABYAND SEE CERTAIN GENITALS-- I

DON'T WANT TO GET INTO ANY OFTHE ROUGH STUFF-- I MIGHT SAY

THAT'S A BOY.

AM I DOING THE WRONG THING BYDOING THAT?

SHOULD I JUST CALL A BABY "IT."

UNTIL IT'S OLD ENOUGH TO FILETAXES?

>> OR "THEY" OR "MY CHILD" OR"MY KID."

>> Stephen: WOULD YOU LIKETHIS TO TO BE NOT A BIG DEAL

EVENTUALLY?

>> I WOULD.

>> Stephen: SO YOU WANT TO BELIKE THE REST OF US WHICH IS

BORING.

WHAT IS THE MOST BORING ASPECTOF BEING TRANSGENDER?

>> WHAT IS THE MOST BORINGASPECT OF BEING TRANSGENDER?

>> Stephen: YES.

BECAUSE LIFE IS BORING.

MOSTLY IT'S THIS.

THIS IS NICE, BUT THERE'S THAT,WHICH IS BAD.

THIS IS GOOD.

BORING IS GOOD, RIGHT?

>> I THINK THE MOST BORING THINGIS TALKING TO SOMEONE ABOUT

TELLING THEM HOW I IDENTIFY.

THAT'S THE MOST BORING THING.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU BOREDRIGHT NOW?

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THIS ENTIRECONVERSATION HAS BEEN ABOUT.

>> GET IT THE ( BLEEP )TOGETHER.

>> Stephen: JANET, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

JANET MOCK, "REDEFININGREALNESS" WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT STUDIES THETHEORY OF RELATIVITY.

I'VE ONLY READ E EQUALS MC.

DON'T TELL ME HOW IT ENDS.

PLEASE WELCOME BRIAN GREENE!

HEY, BRIEN, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANKS FOR COMING BACK.

>> MY PLEASURE.

>> Stephen: GOOD TO SEE YOUAGAIN.

FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO MAYNOT BE, YOU ARE A THEORETICAL

PHYSICIST AT COLUMBIAUNIVERSITY, THE COFOUNDER OF THE

WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL.

YOUR NEW PROJECT IS WORLDSCIENCE YOU.

WHICH AIMS TO BECOME THEINTERNET'S BEST SOURCE OF

COURSES FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELYON SCIENCE. WHY

DO YOU WANT TO TEACH SCIENCEON THE INTERNET?

YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE INTERNETWHEN YOU LEARNED SCIENCE?

DOESN'T THAT KIND OF-- DOESN'TTHAT KIND OF CHEAPEN SCIENCE TO

MAKE IT FREE ON THE INTERNET?

>> THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT MOTIVATEDUS TO DO THIS BECAUSE NOW WE CAN

TEACH SCIENCE SO MUCH BETTERTHAN WE COULD BACK THEN.

I STRUGGLED AS A KID TRYING TOLEARN EINSTEIN'S IDEALS OF

RELATIVITY.

>> Stephen: HEY, DUMMY, HEY,DUMMY.

>> EXACTLY RIGHT.

HERE'S THE THING-- IF YOU CANSHOW THE VISUALIZATION OF THE

SLOWING OF TIME OR COMPRESSIONOF SPACE, KIDS GET IT SO MUCH

MORE EASILY THAN IF YOU JUST HADA BLACKBOARD WAY PIECE OF CHALK.

>> Stephen: OKAY, SO YOU HAVETWO LECTURES START STARTING OFF,

IT LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK.

WORLDSCIENCEYOU.COM.

AND THE FIRST TWO LECTURES AREON THE GENERAL AND SPECIFIC--

>> BOTH ON SPECIAL RELATIVITY.

ONE VERSION IS WITHOUT MATH,JUST CONCEPTUALS.

AND ONE HAS THE EQUATIONS FORTHE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DIG IN

DEEP AND REALLY UNDERSTAND WHATIT'S ALL ABOUT.

>> Stephen: OKAY, GIVE ME THESPECIAL RELATIVITY.

GIVE ME THAT.

IS THAT A BETTER RELATIVITY THANGENERAL?

IS IT LIKE THE ADMIRAL-- YOUKNOW.

GENERAL IS LIKE COACHRELATIVITY?

>> NOW, HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE,HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE.

GENERAL, EINSTEIN TOOK GRAVITYINTO ACCOUNT AND SPECIAL

RELATIVITY, HE DIDN'T.

BUT IN SPECIAL RELATIVITY, HEFIGURED OUT SPACE AND TIME ARE

NOT WHAT WE THINK THEY ARE,RIGHT?

WE ALL HAVE THIS IN OUR MINDTHAT TIME JUST TICKS FORWARD

SECOND AFTER SECOND AFTERSECOND, LIKE THAT RIGHT THERE.

BUT THAT FOOLS US INTO THINKINGTIME WAS THE SAME FOR EVERYONE.

IF YOU WERE TO GET UP FROM THETABLE, RUN AROUND THE ROOM AND

COME BACK, YOUR WATCH WOULD TICKOFF LESS TIME THAN IT WOULD HAVE

IF YOU WERE JUST SITTING STILL.

>> Stephen: WHY?

>> YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE COURSE,BUT HERE'S THE THING--

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: SO THE FASTER IGO, THE FASTER I GO, THE LESS I

AGE.

>> IF YOU GO 99.9999999999% OFTHE SPEED OF LIGHT, YOU GO OUT

INTO SPACE FOR SIX MONTHS-- STAYWITH ME-- TURN AROUND AND COME

BACK, YOU WILL HAVE AGED ONLYONE YEAR BUT EARTH WILL HAVE

AGED 223,607 YEARS.

YOU WILL HAVE GONE A QUARTER OFA MILLION YEARS INTO THE FUTURE.

WHEN YOU TELL THAT TO A KID,SCIENCE BECOMES SOMETHING

THEY ARE NO LONGER INTIMIDATEDBY, SOMETHING THAT IS NO LONGER

BORINGTHEY WANT TO LEARN ABOUT IT.

>> Stephen: LET ME GET THISSTRAIGHT, THE CLOSER YOU GET TO

THE SPEED OF LIGHT, THE LESSTIME PASSES FOR YOU, AND THERE'S

A RELATIVE-- RELATIVE TO THEREST OF YOUR-- REST OF THE

WORLD.

>> THE UNIVERSE, EXACTLY RIGHT.

>> Stephen: IT'S GOING FASTERFOR THEM.

IF I HAVE A FLASHLIGHT AND FIRETHE FLASHLIGHT AT YOU THE FIRST

PHOTON IS COMING AT YOU AT THESPEED OF LIGHT, RIGHT?

>> IT IS, SO IS THE SECOND ONE.

>> Stephen: THE FIRST ONE--THERE MIGHT BE A TRAFFIC JAM ON

OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

CHRIS CHRISTIE MIGHT PUT UPSOME CONES.

BUT THAT PHOTON IS GOING AT THESPEED OF LIGHT, SO TIME IS NOT

PASSING FOR THE PHOTON THEN-->> YOU COULD SAY THAT.

>> Stephen: BY THE TIME THEPHOTON GETS TO YOU, AM I DEAD?

>> I HOPE NOT.

BUT HERE'S THE THING.

IF YOU CONSIDER AN OBJECT GOINGNEAR THE SPEED OF LIGHT, AT THE

SPEED OF LIGHT POETICALLY, TIMESSTOP, BUT NO MATERIAL OBJECT CAN

EVER GO AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT,SO WE WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE

THAT.

PHOTON HAS NO MASS.

>> Stephen: HOW DOES ITTHEN-- HOW DOES THAT THING IN

THE GLASS, THAT LITTLE THINGTHAT TWIRLZ AROUND, THE LIGHT

LIGHT BULB WITH THE BLACKWHITE, FLAG THAT TWIRLZ

AROUND INSIDE.

YOU HAVE EVER SEEN IT?

THERE'S A LIGHT BULB WITH ANEEDLE INSIDE AND IT HAS FLAGS

AND YOU PUT IT IN THE SUNSHINEAND IT SPINS AROUND BECAUSE THE

WEIGHT OF THE-->> OH, I KNOW THE THING THE

RADIOMETER.

LIKE LIGHT CAN PUSH.

>> Stephen: IT HAS MASS.

>> IT HAS ENERGY.

>> Stephen: ENERGY EQUALSMASS TIMES THE SPEED OF LIGHT

SQUARED BY ( BLEEP ).

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> IT HAS NO MASS IF IT WERE AT

REST.

THAT'S THE KEY THING.

>> Stephen: BUT IT'S NOT ATREST.

>> THAT'S WHY IT CAN ENERGY.

>> Stephen: CAN IT HAVEINFINITE MASS BECAUSE IT'S

GOING INFINITELY FAST.

>> IT HAS A FINITE AMOUNT OFENERGY. WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU

CAN PUSH ON IT AND FEEL IT.

THE SUN'S HEAT GIVES ENERGY TOTHE EARTH AND ALLOWS THE PLANT

TO GROW.

>> Stephen: I KNOW THE SUN ISHOT.

OKAY, SO IT STARTS NEXT WEEK.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY, AND HOW DOPEOPLE GET TO IT

WORLDSCIENCEU.COM.

PEOPLE SHOULD GO AND SIGN UP ANDIT WILL BE A FUN RIDE.

>> Stephen: DOES THIS COSTANYTHING?

>> NO, IT'S FREE.

>> Stephen: THEN HOW DOES THEUNIVERSITY MAKE ITS MONEY, OFF

OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM?

>> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T THINK ABOUT THOSETHINGS.

I JUST WANT TO GET GOOD MATERIALOUT TO THE WORLD.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE ATHEORETICAL PHYSICIST AND A

THEORETICAL BUSINESS MAN.

>> THERE YOU ARE!

>> Stephen: BRIAN GREENE,WORLDSCIENCEU.COM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THAT'S IT FOR THE REPORT,

EVERYBODY, GOOD NIGHT.