“We are, you and I, at least one of the ways that the Universe knows itself.”
THERE’S A QUESTION THAT TROUBLES US ALL
WHERE DID WE COME FROM?
Did you manage to (or choose to) watch the much-anticipated debate between Science Guy Bill Nye and Ken Ham on the “merits” of Creationism on Feb. 4?
While clearly nothing more than a publicity event cooked up by Ham to fund his Creation Museum in Kentucky (yes, I’m afraid that’s actually a thing here in America) Nye felt it to be in his — as well as the country’s — best interest to stand up and defend science and its methods in the face of unapologetic fundamentalist denial.
The video above, just released by John D. Boswell — aka melodysheep, creator of the excellent Symphony of Science series — takes some of Bill’s statements during the debate and puts them to music and images of our fascinating world.
Although not in Boswell’s usual whimsical auto-tuned style, the video is no less entertaining — if anything, it has a bit more gravity (no pun intended) — and plays like a trailer for scientific investigation of the Universe … if that were a movie.
In my humble opinion, it doesn’t concern me why this video was made or whether is was a publicity stunt. I think it’s fascinating so see abstract topics come to life in a beautiful, artistic way. The music is enthralling.
The topic behind it has been a question that humanity has grappled with for all times.
It’s good to know that there are some out there that search for answers and are willing to do the work and share with all of us.