Person: I read a book, "Consolation of Philosophy," the main guy, Boethius, is condemned to death. He has everything taken from him. All he has is his reason and his sense of self. Not even that. But, he attempts to console himself to this execution by reasoning that the world has order... that there is something that keeps things together, and he uses his reason to try and get to the root of why he should be at peace at death. Problem is... his source of origin is a belief in god. What would you do?
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Well, I don't know if I fully understand your question. I do know that if he's about to executed...
Person: How about YOU are about to be executed?
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Oh I'M about to be executed!
Person: You have nothing except your knowledge and your, your knowledge of science... your experience.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: I would request that my body, in death, be buried, not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth. So that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna throughout my life.