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featuring Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye

(From Symphony of Science)

 

[ Lyrics below ]

 

[deGrasse Tyson]

We are all connected:

to each other, biologically;

to the earth, chemically;

to the rest of the universe, atomically.

[Feynman]

I think nature's imagination is so much greater than man's

she's never going to let us relax

[Sagan]

We live in an in-between universe where things change all right,

but according to patterns, rules, or as we call them, laws of nature

[Nye]

I'm this guy standing on a planet.

Really I'm just a speck, I'm just a speck,

Compared with a star, the planet is just another speck.

To think about all of this,

to think about the vast emptiness of space...

There's billions and billions of stars,

billions and billions of specks.

[Sagan]

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it

but the way those atoms are put together.

 

The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

 

Across the sea of space the stars are other suns.

We have traveled this way before and there is

much to be learned.

 

[deGrasse Tyson]

We are all connected:

to each other, biologically;

to the earth, chemically;

to the rest of the universe, atomically.

 

[Sagan]

I find it elevating and exhilarating to discover

that we live in a universe

which permits the evolution of molecular machines

as intricate and subtle as we.

[deGrasse Tyson]

I know that the molecules in my body

are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos.

That makes me want to grab people in the street

and say, have you heard this??
 

[Sagan]

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it

but the way those atoms are put together.

 

The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.


[Feynman]

There's this tremendous mess of waves all over in space,

which is the light bouncing around the room

and going from one thing to the other.

And it's all really there - really, really there -

but you gotta stop and think about it,

about the complexity, to really get the pleasure.

And it's all really there - really, really there - 

the inconceivable nature of nature.

 

[Nye]

To think about all of this,

to think about the vast emptiness of space...

There's billions and billions of stars,

billions and billions of specks.

 

[Sagan]

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it

but the way those atoms are put together.

 

The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

 

Across the sea of space the stars are other suns.

We have traveled this way before and there is

much to be learned.
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