I have a dozen more things bookmarked from this week, but it's getting late, so I'll conclude with this pair of remarkable videos. [note there are 50 new posts today - two pages - so don't forget page two...]
The Symphony of Science is an ever-growing set of music videos designed to present the most basic concepts of science in a visually and audibly attractive fashion. The content is a mashup of memorable phrases spoken by some the greatest scientists of our time, modified by the technique of auto-tuning, which some people find off-putting (but it tends to grow on you...)
The first video above presents Feynman, Hawking, Tyson, Dawkins and others in a 3-minute summation of what science is. The second offers Sagan, Attenborough, and Goodall extolling the marvels of life and evolution:
- "Every cell is a triumph of natural selection."
- "Those are some of the things that molecules do given 4 billion years of evolution."
- "The secrets of evolution are Time and Death."
p.s. - I recommend viewing these full-screen.