Bodhisattvas of Science ~ Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Nye sing to the rhythm of the universe

This is a clever and quite lovely mashup of science, astro-physics, meta-physics, spirituality and rhythm. A dance floor Tao of Physics. I think I’ll let these bodhisattvas of science speak for themselves…what a wonderful collection of muses, of musical musings they give us…and John Boswell, the head musician and producer behind the Symphony of Science and this vid.

Bo·dhi·satt·va
–noun Buddhism .
a person who has attained prajna, or Enlightenment, but who postpones Nirvana in order to help others to attain Enlightenment: individual Bodhisattvas are the subjects of devotion in certain sects and are often represented in painting and sculpture.



John Boswell

“We Are All Connected” was made from sampling Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, The History Channel’s Universe series, Richard Feynman’s 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye’s Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking’s Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.

See my websites for more original music:
The Symphony of Science
Color Pulse Music

Enjoy!

Symphony of Science

‘We Are All Connected’

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 (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 in 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

We are all connected
To each other — biologically
To the earth — chemically
To the rest of the universe — atomically

I find it elevating and exhilerating
To discover that we live in a universe
Which permits the evolution of molecular machines
As intricate and subtle as we

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??

The beauty of a living thing
Is not in 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

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 another

And it’s all really there
(Really, really there)
But you gotta stop and think about it
About the complexity to really get the pleasure

And it’s all really there
(Really, really there)
The inconceivable nature of nature

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 in 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

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