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Symphony of Science - 'Our Place in the Cosmos' (ft. Sagan, Dawkins, Kaku, Jastrow)

MP3: "Our Place in the Cosmos", the third video from the Symphony of Science, was crafted using samples from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Richard Dawkins' Genius of Charles Darwin series, Dawkins' TED Talk, Stephen Hawking's Universe series, Michio Kaku's interview on Physics and aliens, plus added visuals from Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi, History Channel's Universe series, and IMAX Cosmic Voyage. The themes present in this song are intended to explore our understanding of our origins within the universe, and to challenge the commonplace notion that humans have a superior or privleged position, both on our home planet and in the universe itself. RIP Dr. Sagan and Dr. Jastrow! For more science remixes, check out As always, view in HQ mode for better sound and visuals. Enjoy! John [email protected] Lyrics: [Narrator] With every century Our eyes on the universe have been opened anew We are witness To the very brink of time and space [Robert Jastrow] We must ask ourselves We who are so proud of our accomplishments What is our place in the cosmic perspective of life? [Carl Sagan] The exploration of the cosmos Is a voyage of self discovery As long as there have been humans We have searched for our place in the cosmos [Richard Dawkins] Are there things about the universe That will be forever beyond our grasp? Are there things about the universe that are Ungraspable? [Sagan] One of the great revelations of space exploration Is the image of the earth, finite and lonely Bearing the entire human species Through the oceans of space and time [Dawkins] Matter flows from place to place And momentarily comes together to be you Some people find that thought disturbing I find the reality thrilling [Sagan] As the ancient mythmakers knew We're children equally of the earth and the sky In our tenure on this planet, we've accumulated Dangerous evolutionary baggage We've also acquired compassion for others, Love for our children, And a great soaring passionate intelligence The clear tools for our continued survival [Michio Kaku] We could be in the middle Of an inter-galactic conversation And we wouldn't even know [Sagan] We've begun at last To wonder about our origins Star stuff contemplating the stars Tracing that long path Our obligation to survive and flourish Is owed not just to ourselves But also to that cosmos Ancient and vast, from which we spring
Length: 04:21


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