Music Sometimes Brings The Point Home

Just wanted to share this.



[deGrasse Tyson]
We are all connected;
To each other, biologically
To the earth, chemically
To the rest of the universe atomically

I think nature's imagination
Is so much greater than man's
She's never going to let us relax

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

I'm this guy standing on a planet
Really 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

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

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??

(Richard Feynman on hand drums and chanting)

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
But you gotta stop and think about it
About the complexity to really get the pleasure
And it's all really there
The inconceivable nature of nature

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5 Responses Feb 21, 2010

Thanks for writing out their thoughts. All are so profound and worth reading and pondering upon.

I love it! I always loved listening to Carl Sagan and reading his books but I had never seen that. Thanks!!

Another one<br />
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[Carl Sagan]<br />
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch<br />
You must first invent the universe<br />
<br />
Space is filled with a network of wormholes<br />
You might emerge somewhere else in space<br />
Some when-else in time<br />
<br />
The sky calls to us<br />
If we do not destroy ourselves<br />
We will one day venture to the stars<br />
<br />
A still more glorious dawn awaits<br />
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise<br />
A morning filled with 400 billion suns<br />
The rising of the milky way<br />
<br />
The Cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths<br />
Of exquisite interrelationships<br />
Of the awesome machinery of nature<br />
<br />
I believe our future depends powerfully<br />
On how well we understand this cosmos<br />
In which we float like a mote of dust<br />
In the morning sky<br />
<br />
But the brain does much more than just recollect<br />
It inter-compares, it synthesizes, it analyzes<br />
it generates abstractions<br />
<br />
The simplest thought like the concept of the number one<br />
Has an elaborate logical underpinning<br />
The brain has its own language<br />
For testing the structure and consistency of the world<br />
<br />
[Hawking]<br />
For thousands of years<br />
People have wondered about the universe<br />
Did it stretch out forever<br />
Or was there a limit<br />
<br />
From the big bang to black holes<br />
From dark matter to a possible big crunch<br />
Our image of the universe today<br />
Is full of strange sounding ideas<br />
<br />
[Sagan]<br />
How lucky we are to live in this time<br />
The first moment in human history<br />
When we are in fact visiting other worlds<br />
<br />
The surface of the earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean<br />
Recently we've waded a little way out<br />
And the water seems inviting

;) very welcome.

Wow, like AE said, awesome. Thanks for sharing.