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We Are All Connected Video

We Are All Connected Video

This music video was recently introduced to me by a good friend, and kept playing in my head ever since. I love every aspect of it and I find it beautiful and incredibly inspiring. I remember Cosmos with Carl Sagan as a kid, and it feels good on several levels to re-connect with this show in a such a modern and beautiful way.

This video was produced by a group called Symphony of Science. The goal of the Symphony of Science project is to “bring scientific knowledge and philosophy to the public, in a novel way, through the medium of music”. I subscribe to this point of view.

There are many more music video on their website, and I’ll be checking them out slowly over the next few weeks.


We Are All Connected – Lyrics
(Carl Sagan’s lyrics written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter)

[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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