Mr. Eccles Presents | Symphony of Science: Children of Planet Earth



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My tribute to one of the coolest objects mankind has ever produced – the Voyager Golden Record. Knowing that a billion years from now these two messengers will still be out there is mind-bendingly awesome. I can’t imagine a better representation of humanity.

mp3: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/trac…

For more info on the record and the messages in the song, head to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content…

Congrats to NASA on Voyager II reaching interstellar space!

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In addition to custom graphics, this video leans on these sources for visual content:

The Farthest

Visions of Harmony

Reconnection

Stardust

ABOVE

The Glenlivet

Alive – Canada 4K

M83 – Wait

Help us caption & translate this video!https://amara.org/v/mekS/

Mr. Eccles Presents | The Nature of Sound – Symphony of Science



A journey into the world of sound and music with Brian Greene, Bill Nye, Yehudi Menuhin and more. Sound has always fascinated me – the way mere vibrations in the air can evoke such strong emotions, and how humans create our own meaning from arbitrary motion of molecules. We are like gods, building huge cathedrals of sonic beauty from minute, invisible physical forces that surround us. Download the song here: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/albu… More videos at: http://symphonyofscience.com Follow & subscribe: @musicalscience youtube.com/melodysheep

Beyond the Horizon | Symphony of Science


Welp, I’m blogging a couple of days earlier than expected, and below I offer the latest Symphony of Science piece, with a 13 word story to follow later this morning. Stay cool, stay cosmic, and in the Kai’Siri tongue of Soruggon

TfTkTts. (Talotaa frang, Talotaa kas, Talotaa tranga suulat.)

Created in collaboration with The Planetary Society on their 35th anniversary. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla and Carl Sagan reflect humanity’s next frontier: beyond the horizon.

Special thanks to everyone at the Planetary Society for making this song & video possible! Check out all the awesome things they are doing at http://planetary.org

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Lyrics:

Bill Nye:
We are at a time in history where we can change the world
What do we want to pass on to future generations?
That we just stayed here on Earth, that we didn’t look out
to find out where we come from and are we alone?
No!
We want to pass on this joy. This excitement.

Neil deGrasse Tyson:
When a nation dreams big, everything falls into place.

Nye:
Beyond the horizon
Over the next hill
That’s where we make discoveries

Tyson:
That’s the next frontier

Nye:
It is in us to look farther and deeper
It’s deep within us
That is why we are all here
Over the next hill, beyond the horizon

Tyson:
Dream of tomorrow
Long for the open seas
Call for this adventure

Dream big
Dream of tomorrow
Long for the open seas

Emily Lakdawalla:
There are lots of huge frozen worlds
Caught beyond Neptune
Huge frozen worlds
Seek out these other worlds

Hundreds of other worlds
Caught beyond Neptune
Seek out these other worlds

Tyson:

Audacious visions have the power to alter mindsets
To change assumptions about what is possible

[refrain]

Nye:

If we are to discover life on another world,
It will change the way everyone feels about what it is to be a living thing in the Cosmos.

Tyson:
Is a virus alive? Is crystal alive?
Does life need this, does life need liquid water?
Is a virus alive? Does life have metabolism?
Does life need, life need, life need, life need this?

Is a virus alive? Is crystal alive?
They’re asking these questions

Bill Nye:
Working together I claim we can
Change the world!

Carl Sagan:

There’s just a tremendously exciting prospect called solar sailing
And it works exactly as an ordinary sailboat does

It takes you to where you wanna go
It’s a whole new kind of idea
It travels on the wind from the sun
X2

Tyson:
These dreams prevail in the citizen’s ambitions.

It is time to set sail for the 21st Century.

[refrain]

Tyson:
Find your place in space
Space is vast and unexplored
And there’s a lot of work to do.


Published on Aug 27, 2013

mp3: http://melodysheep.bandcamp.com Symphony of Science returns! Morgan Freeman and a choir of scientists sing to you about the science and freakiness of black holes.

Video sources:

NOVA – Mystery of the Milky Way
Through The Wormhole: The Riddle of Black Holes
Who’s Afraid of a Big Black Hole (BBC)
Swallowed by a Black Hole (BBC)

music and editing by melodysheep
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MONSTERS OF THE COSMOS – Symphony of Science

Dinosaurs!! Symphony of Science – The World of the Dinosaurs


Uploaded by on Mar 20, 2012

mp3: http://bit.ly/GDKFgS A musical celebration of dinosaurs! “The World of the Dinosaurs” is the 14th installment in the Symphony of Science series; it investigates their habits, extinction, and how we learn about them. Featuring Alice Roberts, Bill Nye, Nigel Marvin, Dallas Campbell and more. Materials used in the creation of this video are from:

Dinosaurs Alive
BBC “How to Build a Dinosaur”
BBC “Extinct: A Horizon Guide to Dinosaurs”
Bill Nye – Dinosaurs
Prehistoric Park
Discovery Channel “Last Day of the Dinosaurs”
Jurassic Park
Jack Horner’s 2011 TED Talk

Special thanks to everybody who’s donated to keep the project alive and to those who helped track down the materials used in this video.

Lyrics:

[Dr. Alice Roberts]
How can we start to come close to animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago?

Dinosaurs
[Jack Horner]
Dinosaurs
[Bill Nye]
Dinosaurs
Di-Di-Dinosaurs

[Dallas Campbell]
Dinosaurs weren’t just giant lizards
But a truly unique kind of reptile

[Narrator 1]
Dinosaurs roamed
For more than 150 million years
Dinosaurs roamed
In amazing shapes and sizes

Very few left evidence of their existence
And those bones never cease to fascinate us

[Roberts]
The more we find
The more complete our understanding
Utterly awe-inspiring
The world of the dinosaurs

[Campbell]
There are always new discoveries out there
Waiting to be found

[Narrator 2]
Tyrannosaurus, the largest flesh eater
The world has ever seen
Dinosaurs – all the dinosaurs-
Followed a well trod trail to oblivion

[Narrator 1]
Rock layers span the age of dinosaurs
The deeper the layer, the older the rock

At the top – rock from the Cretaceous
Below that, the Jurassic
And near the bottom, red Triassic badlands
When dinosaurs first appeared

(refrain)

(dino breakdown)

[Nye]
65 million years ago
[Nigel Marvin]
A meteorite smashed into the Earth
[Nye]
Hurtling toward our planet
At a hundred thousand kilometers a second
**correction: per hour, not second!

[Roberts]
If we’d never found their bones,
We wouldn’t ever have known
These ancient animals ever existed

(refrain)

Symphony of Science – The Greatest Show on Earth! A music video about Evolution


Uploaded by on Jan 17, 2012

mp3: http://bit.ly/xqVD4J – A musical celebration of the wonders of biology, including evolution, natural selection, DNA, and more. Featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is the 13th video in the Symphony of Science music videos series. Materials used in this video are from:

Richard Dawkins’ “There is grandeur in this view of life” speech
BBC Life
BBC Planet Earth
David Attenborough’s First Life
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
Bill Nye Evolution episode

Visit http://symphonyofscience.com for more videos!

If you enjoyed the video, consider checking out Dawkins’ book of the same name, The Greatest Show On Earth, as well as the other mentioned source materials. Special thanks to everybody who’s donated to keep the project alive and to those who helped track down the materials used in this video.

Lyrics:

[David Attenborough]
How could one species turn into another?

[Richard Dawkins]
How is it that we find ourselves surrounded by such complexity, such elegance?

[Bill Nye]
The genes of you and me
They’re all made of DNA
We’re all made of the same chemicals
DNA – we’re all made of DNA

[Attenborough]
Only the fittest survive
And that is the key
Natural Selection
That is the key

[Dawkins]
We are surrounded by endless forms
Most beautiful, most wonderful
Evolution – the greatest show on Earth

There is grandeur in this view of life
Evolution – the greatest show on Earth

[Attenborough]
The history of life can be thought of
As a many branched tree
The five kingdoms of life
were established early on

Bacteria
Protists- amoeba like creatures
Fungi
Plants
And animals

[Dawkins]
We find ourselves perched on one tiny twig
In the midst of a blossoming tree of life

[refrain]

We are surrounded by millions of other species
Walking, flying, burrowing, stalking, chasing, fleeing,
Outpacing

[Attenborough]
Animals strive to reach this one ultimate goal
To ensure the survival of the next generation
This one ultimate goal
To pass on their genes
That is what life is all about

[refrain]

[Dawkins]
As we look back on the history of life
We see a picture of never ending,
ever rejuvinating novelty

[Attenborough]
Those animals may seem to us to be very remote,
strange, even fantastic

But all of us alive today
Owe our very existence to them

Symphony of Science: A Wave of Reason [Repost]


This is a repost of a release by Symphony of Science, an awesome video with a stellar cast. If I actually believed in heroes, these people would be them.

Sadly, I merely respect them, but they knew, and know, more than I. I owe a nod to Little Kitten from Podblack Cat for pointing me in its direction.

Skeptics and atheists together in the rationalist community are both cursed and blessed to live in interesting times indeed, for in no other era perhaps save the first Enlightenment has the world seen such a resurgence of reason and science in our global culture.

There are more organized skeptical groups, and like-minded individual grass-roots activists in the world today than at any previous point in the last couple of centuries.

And the advocates of unreason are lashing out in fear, rage, and desperation. It will be fascinating in any case to see which side comes out intact when the dust clears. But enough of my babbling–Enjoy.

melodysheep | November 22, 2010

“A Wave of Reason” is the seventh installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It is intended to promote scientific reasoning and skepticism in the face of growing amounts of pseudoscientific pursuits, such as Astrology and Homeopathy, and also to promote the scientific worldview as equally enlightening as religion. It features Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James Randi.

More science music videos can be found at http://symphonyofscience.com.

Enjoy!

~John
john @ symphonyofscience.com

Lyrics:
Russell:
When you are studying any matter
Or considering any philosophy
Ask yourself only: what are the facts,
And what is the truth that the facts bear out

Sagan:
Science is more than a body of knowledge
It’s a way of thinking
A way of skeptically interrogating the universe

If we are not able to ask skeptical questions
To be skeptical of those in authority
Then we’re up for grabs

Shermer:
In all of science we’re looking for a balance
between data and theory

Harris:
You don’t have to delude yourself
With Iron age fairy tales

Porco:
The same spiritual fulfillment
That people find in religion
Can be found in science
By coming to know, if you will, the mind of God

Krauss:
The real world, as it actually is,
Is not evil, it’s remarkable
And the way to understand the physical world
is to use science

Dawkins:
There is a new wave of reason
Sweeping across America, Britain, Europe, Australia
South America, the Middle East and Africa
There is a new wave of reason
Where superstition had a firm hold

Plait:
Teach a man to reason
And he’ll think for a lifetime

Sagan:
Cosmology brings us face to face with the deepest mysteries
With questions that were once treated only
in religion and myth

The desire to be connected with the cosmos
Reflects a profound reality
But we are connected; not in the trivial ways
That Astrology promises, but in the deepest ways

Feynman:
I can’t believe the special stories that have been made up
About our relationship to the universe at large
Look at what’s out there; it isn’t in proportion

Russell:
Never let yourself be diverted
By what you wish to believe
But look only and surely
At what are the facts

Randi:
Enjoy the fantasy, the fun, the stories
But make sure that there’s a clear sharp line
Drawn on the floor
To do otherwise is to embrace madness