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Richard Dawkins' singing debut! Symphony of Science - 'Our Place in the Cosmos' (ft. Sagan, Dawkins, Kaku, Jastrow) - Comments

briankelly321's Avatar Comment 2 by briankelly321

Tuneful! :oD

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:12:00 UTC | #415866

Marcussen's Avatar Comment 1 by Marcussen

Wow... That is the most awesome, and at the same time pretty freaky thing I have seen in a while.


Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:12:00 UTC | #415865

TIKI AL's Avatar Comment 3 by TIKI AL

My personal favorite, I love the echo:

Matter flows from place to place
And momentarily comes together to be you
Some people find that thought disturbing
I find the reality thrilling"

Who knew Richard was a younger, thinner, better looking, albeit much less Italian version of Tony Bennet?

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:20:00 UTC | #415871

D_mendes's Avatar Comment 4 by D_mendes

I've really enjoyed all 3, very cool.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:26:00 UTC | #415873

The Science Pundit's Avatar Comment 5 by The Science Pundit

I'm really digging this Symphony Of Science autotuned compositions!

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:37:00 UTC | #415881

caraz84's Avatar Comment 6 by caraz84

Xmas number 1 i say:-)

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:47:00 UTC | #415886

carbonman's Avatar Comment 7 by carbonman

Nah, this is all wrong. Science is test tubes, facts, numbers and boring stuff. This breathtaking son-et-lumiere belongs to the soul, the spiritual inner core, about which science has nothing to say. And don't argue or I'll tell my mum you're too strident.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:55:00 UTC | #415889

j.mills's Avatar Comment 8 by j.mills

Tuned up like that, Richard sounds a bit shrill... :)

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:06:00 UTC | #415895

PositiveAtheist's Avatar Comment 9 by PositiveAtheist

I don't care for this at all.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:12:00 UTC | #415898

Marcussen's Avatar Comment 10 by Marcussen

So much for a positive athesist ;)

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:18:00 UTC | #415903

Peacebeuponme's Avatar Comment 11 by Peacebeuponme


The one with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Feynman etc works a lot better I think.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:21:00 UTC | #415904

yanquetino's Avatar Comment 12 by yanquetino

Wonderful! Just in time for caroling! Richard must have really chuckled when he watched this.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:22:00 UTC | #415905

gfxmatt's Avatar Comment 13 by gfxmatt

I like it.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:25:00 UTC | #415906

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 14 by Sally Luxmoore


It'd be nice for this to be Christmas no 1, instead of some crass offering by Cliff Richard or similar...

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:25:00 UTC | #415907

Chrysippus_Maximus's Avatar Comment 15 by Chrysippus_Maximus

Err... it kinda has a creepy new-age vibe to it. Just strange. It's like hearing science put to a combination of Cher and Enya... yick.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:34:00 UTC | #415914

the great teapot's Avatar Comment 16 by the great teapot

No contribution from Stephen Hawkings?

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:38:00 UTC | #415918

bendigeidfran's Avatar Comment 17 by bendigeidfran

I like it too.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:40:00 UTC | #415919

Peacebeuponme's Avatar Comment 18 by Peacebeuponme

Sally Luxmore

The X Factor may be a lot of things, but it does mean we will never have to listen to Cliff at Christmas time again.

Whether Joe McElderry, or whichever flash-in-the-pan wins, is any improvement is another matter.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:57:00 UTC | #415924

The Hogfather's Avatar Comment 19 by The Hogfather

Comment #434294 by j.mills- I'll take your shrill and raise you a "strident".

Seriously though- nice stuff. Carl Sagan just seems to get more brilliant every time I hear him.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:05:00 UTC | #415926

NewEnglandBob's Avatar Comment 20 by NewEnglandBob

I enjoyed this.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:07:00 UTC | #415928

bendigeidfran's Avatar Comment 21 by bendigeidfran

Comment #434323 by Peacebeuponme

Pbum - This Christmas like all the others, you won't shut Cliff up moaning about losing royalties on his 50 year old records. That's the true spirit of Cliffmas.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:11:00 UTC | #415930

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 22 by Stafford Gordon

Very clever.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:14:00 UTC | #415931

Jiten's Avatar Comment 23 by Jiten

Excellent! I loved the music and the images, beautiful. I'd love to that IMAX film!

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:15:00 UTC | #415932

Corylus's Avatar Comment 24 by Corylus

Comment #434318 by bendigeidfran:

I like it too.
You're an Elvis fan.

Srsly though, I haven't a clue what to make out of this one.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:31:00 UTC | #415934

InYourFaceNewYorker's Avatar Comment 25 by InYourFaceNewYorker

Were they actually singing, or were the voices tinkered with electronically to make it sound like they were?

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:48:00 UTC | #415937

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 26 by Follow Peter Egan

Well that's lovely. Reminds me of the Pet Shop Boys in their pomp.

They'll be whistling it in Tokyo this time tomorrow.

Will there be an album?

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:55:00 UTC | #415938

bendigeidfran's Avatar Comment 27 by bendigeidfran

Comment #434333 by Corylus

It reminds me a bit of Billy Shatner's Lucy in the sky with diamonds but at the same time it is clear Sagan is a future time-traveller from the past and has knowledge unknown of the unknowable.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:57:00 UTC | #415940

Squigit's Avatar Comment 28 by Squigit

Well, now! After reading some of the comments I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but I rather enjoyed it! And so did my spawn.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:00:00 UTC | #415941

Fuzzy Duck's Avatar Comment 29 by Fuzzy Duck

I was looking forward to one with Dawkins contributing. Thanks for posting this!


Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:05:00 UTC | #415942

Corylus's Avatar Comment 30 by Corylus

Comment #434342 by bendigeidfran:

It reminds me a bit of Billy Shatner's Lucy in the sky with diamonds...
Strange... and also strangely disturbing... Oh dear, I must have a very conventional mind!

Oh well, if people are enjoying that's good. It must have taken some time to produce and the pictures are purdy.

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:12:00 UTC | #415945