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Symphony of Science - A Wave of Reason

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 Enjoy! ~John john @ 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
Length: 03:51


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